currently researching african animation : interested in compiling a database of practitioners in various sub-saharan countries : welcome any postings from practitioners

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Digital Lab Africa: Animation, Games, VR and more.

This year's Digital Lab Africa winners have been announced following online votes for a series of pitches ranging from games to animation from a variety of different African countries this initiative is definitely something to look out for.

As described on the Digital Lab Africa website...

Digital Lab Africa: the reference platform for next-gen content 

Digital Lab Africa (DLA) is the 1st platform dedicated to creative content (web creation, virtual reality, video game, animation, digital music) linked with innovation in Africa (francophone & anglophone). The very idea of DLA is to incubate emerging creative talent by offering them a springboard to jump-start and accelerate their projects with the support and expertise of DLA partners & ecosystem (studios, event, producers, broadcasters, distributors, experts…) 

The winners from the pitch competition were announced today


Dimbit by Feben Elias (ETHIOPIA) See pitch below: 

Nwavu, the Blind Man by João Graça (MOZAMBIQUE)

Request Africa by Ali Dennis (KENYA)
Mbira Online by Tafadzwa Sharaunga (ZIMBABWE)

Shadow Tongue by Alex Robert Ynclan & Thuso Terence Sibisi (SOUTH AFRICA)
Project Lumpa by Mwaaba Alec Mugala (ZAMBIA)

Last Night A Haircut Saved My Life by Roxanne Dalton (SOUTH AFRICA)
II Worlds by Naomi van Niekerk  & Arnaud van Vliet (SOUTH AFRICA)

Future Lab Africa by Jepchumba (KENYA)

Watch Jepchumba from AfricanDigitalArt pitch below: 

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