Digital Lab Africa

Digital Lab Africa has been initiated in 2016 by the French Embassy and the French Institute of South Africa as part of their on-going support to creative industries. The Digital Lab Africa is organised in partnership with Discop Africa, Trace, Lagardere Studios, La Sacem & Tshimologong together with a range of French and Sub-Saharan African partners.


The Digital Lab Africa call for projects targets artists, producers, designers, startups, students in the media and creative industries. The call is open to any individual from Sub-Saharan African region having an innovative project in 5 categories of multimedia production: web creation, virtual reality, video game, animation  and digital music.
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.
DLA is looking for projects at initial stage of development, in need of partners and financial support and innovative in terms of narration, content or technologies.

Ciclic Animation is partner and mentor of the Animation category since 2018 and will welcome one of the two winners of this category for a one month residency and mentorship.

WINNER 2018Dimbit by Feben Elias | ARMA Advertising | ETHIOPIA
WINNER 2019 : Ringa Mzansi by Lwazi Msipha | SOUTH AFRICA