DIGITAL LAB AFRICA: JUMP TALENTS OF AFRICAN MEDIA
Juan Romero | On 25, May 2016
The DISCOP AFRICA Abidjan will host on June 1, the launch of the Digital Lab Africa, a call for projects and an incubator for African multimedia talents. The operation is organized by the French Institute of South Africa, in partnership with the DISCOP AFRICA and TRACE.
The objective of the Digital Lab Africa is to provide a springboard for multimedia productions designers on the continent by allowing projects to emerge, with the support of French industry leaders like ARTE (web design) or OKIO studios (virtual reality), CCCP (video game) and 1D Touch / Believe (online music).
Open from June 1, the call to Digital Lab Africa project is for all people in sub-Saharan Africa, professional or not (artists, producers, designers, startups, students) with an innovative project 4 categories of media production: Webcreation / transmedia, virtual reality, video games (serious games) and online music. The deadline for applications is 31 August 2016.
From November 2 to 4, the selected candidates will participate in a pitch competition at DISCOP AFRICA Johannesburg. A key for the 4 winning projects (one per category), a EUR 3 000 price but also a Digital Lab Africa incubation ticket to accompany the development of projects for the year 2017.
Incubation of the winning projects include sponsorship and support of French partners referents for each category (studios, production companies, broadcasters / distributors). She will also take the form of a residence time in France in digital clusters and participation in reference multimedia events. The objective is to achieve multimedia productions and creations finalized combining the best of African creativity and French know-how.
The launch of the Digital Lab Africa will take place on Wednesday, June 1 at 15h (presentation room 2)