Digital Lab Africa 2016 for African Talents in Multimedia (12,000 € cash Prize & Residency in France)

Application Deadline: 31 August 2016.


The objective of Digital Lab Africa is to provide a springboard for African talent in multimedia creation and to make their project happen with the support of French leading companies (studios, producers, broadcasters, distributors) such as ARTE (web creation), Okio-Studio (virtual reality), CCCP (video game), and 1D Touch/Believe Digital (digital music).

Digital Lab Africa is initiated by the French Embassy and the French Institute in South Africa as part of their on-going industry support and action plan in the media and creative industries. The Digital Lab Africa is organised in partnership with DISCOP AFRICA and TRACE, together with a range of French and local partners.


  • Digital Lab Africa call for projects is open to any professional or individual in multimedia creation: artists, producers, start-up, SMEs, collectives, students or entrepreneurs from Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • The applicants have to be based in this region or being nationals of one of the Sub-Saharan African countries, provided the project development is mostly implemented locally.
  • The Digital Lab Africa call for projects targets artists, producers, designers, startups, students in the media and creative industries.
  • It is open to any professional or individual having an innovative project in 4 categories of multimedia production: web creation/transmedia, virtual reality, video game (serious game) and digital music.


Digital Lab Africa Incubation Ticket

  • From 2 to 4 November, selected applicants will take part in a pitch competition at DISCOP AFRICA Johannesburg.
  • The 4 winning projects (1 per category) will get the chance to win a 3,000 € cash prize and a Digital Lab Africa incubation ticket to support the project development during 3 to 6 months in 2017.
  • The DLA project incubation will include mentorship and project development support by French reference partners for each category.
  • Additionally, the incubation ticket will comprise residence time in France within digital cluster and participation in benchmark multimedia events.
  • The expected outcome of Digital Lab Africa is market ready content/productions showcasing African creativity and French know-how at their best.

Submit Your Project Now for the 2016 Digital Lab Africa Call for Projects

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2016 Digital Lab Africa


  1. Wa are faru arts and sports development organization (FASDO) dealing with discovery, enhance and promote talents among youth in arts and sports,
    now we have a group of youths and children in filming training for the aim of helping them to kick off the poverty.
    how can you help our organization?


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