Digital Lab Africa 2019 Competition – African Talents in Content Creation – Apply

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Digital Lab Africa 2019 Competition – This is to inform interested applicants that Digital Lab Africa is seeking for students in media and creative firms for producers, projects target artists, designers e.t.cDigital Lab Africa 2019 Competition

Projects at initial stage of development is required , in need of partners and financial support and innovative in terms of narration, content or technologies.

Here, the aim of Digital Lab Africa is to provide a springboard to the creators of next-generation content and to make their project happen with the support of French & Sub-Saharan African leading companies such as Lagardère Studios, ARTE or Triggerfish Animation.

This offer is for 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.

Digital Lab Africa 2019 Competition Open for African Talents in Content Creation-Application Guide


  • The 10 winning projects (2 projects per category) are granted with a 42,000 ZAR cash prize and a Digital Lab Africa Incubation Pass to accelerate their project
  • Each of the 10 projects holders are mentored by both French and African experts to benefit from the expertise of several ecosystems. They benefit from access to Dassault Systèmes’ global expertise network for support, management and services they need for their projects development
  • Alongside the DLA mentorship program, the 10 mentees have the opportunity to be immersed in those ecosystems thanks to residency programs within digital clusters and participation in benchmark industry events in France or in Sub-Saharan African region. The expected outcome of DLA incubation program is market ready content.

Criteria for Selection of Digital Lab Africa 2019 Competition

  • Following the call for projects, 30 projects are selected for the final Pitch Competition. The video pitch of of each of the 30 competitors are 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 are finally selected by the DLA’ Selection Committees as winners of the DLA.

Digital Lab Africa Competition Categories.

  • Animation
  • Web Creation
  • Virtual Reality
  • Video Game
  • Digital Music

Digital Lab Africa 2019 Competition – Application Guide

  • Candidates are to Download the call for Project through
  • Secondly, complete the online application form
  • Email the following application files (in French or in English) to before January 13th, 2019
  • Pitch deck / Presentation document (PDF, PowerPoint or Word) including:
    • project’s overview, concept, statement of intent…
    • development and production schedule, provisional budget, target audience and strategy
  • Visual element and/or research document
    • Storyboard / mood board / graphics / portfolio / screenplay (for web creation, animation or VR projects
    • 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)
  • A resume/curriculum vitae of the applicant and/or description of the company represented
  • A picture (.jpeg) of the applicant


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