Are you a young African interested in multimedia production? The Digital Lab Africa is calling for projects for artists, producers, designers, start-ups, students in the media and creative industries, having an innovative project in 5 categories of multimedia production: web creation, virtual reality, video game, animation and digital music.
The objective of the contest
The call targets developing projects, in need of partners and financial support, innovative projects from the perspective of form, narration, content and technologies used, in one of the 5 categories of multimedia production: web creation, virtual reality, video game, digital music and animation.
Eligibility and profits
The Digital Lab Africa call for projects is open to anyone from the field of digital content creation: artists, producers, designers, start-ups, SMEs, collectives, students or entrepreneurs, based in Sub-Saharan Africa or a national of a country in this region. At least 30 projects will be selected for the final Pitch Competition. The video pitch of each of the 30 competitors will be displayed online on a voting platform where the audience has the opportunity to watch and vote for their favorite pitch. After individual interviews with each of the 30 finalists, 10 projects will be finally selected by the DLA’ Selection Committees as winners of the DLA.
The 10 winning projects (2 projects per category) will be granted with a 42,000ZAR
Cash prize and a Digital Lab Africa Incubation Pass to accelerate their project
The DLA will give a mentorship program by French and Sub-Saharan African industry key players-residency period in France or in Sub-Saharan African countries within a creative cluster-participation at industry events in France or in the Sub-Saharan African region.
How to apply?
To apply on this competition, there are 2 things you have to do. Firstly, you have to provide different documents like:
Pitch deck / Presentation document (PDF, PowerPoint or Word) including: project’s overview, concept, statement of intent and development and production schedule, provisional budget, target audience and strategy
Visual element and/or research document: Storyboard / mood board / graphics / portfolio / screenplay, Game design document (for video game projects), Any preview, pilot or video demo of the project (if available, for all types of projects)
A cover letter explaining why you want to be part of the DLA Mentorship & Incubation program (1-page maximum)
Resume/curriculum vitae of the applicant and/or description of the company represented
A picture in format (.jpeg) of the applicant
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