Digital Lab Africa (DLA) announced on Wednesday that its Fifth Digital Arts Festival, which will take place on Oct. 18, will honor prominent African digital arts pioneers.
The Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the French Embassy in South Africa, and the French Embassy in Nigeria all funded the French Institute’s Digital Lab Africa initiative.
The DLA Awards, now in their fifth year, served as an incubation centre for rising Digital Arts innovators across the continent, including those working in animation, video games, and virtual reality.
Eduardo Cachucho, DLA Programme Manager, said in a statement released in Lagos on Wednesday that the DLA remained one of the most exciting possibilities for digital creatives in the country.
“Now in its fifth year, the DLA has an alumni group of 48 recipients of incubation, showcasing the best minds and projects in digital from across the continent.
“The Digital Lab Africa award aimed at celebrating the digital arts innovators, who have been selected as part of this year’s incubation programme.
“The winners were chosen from more than 140 applications from 30 African countries.
”They were selected based on their artistic, technical and financial criteria in the following five key categories: music, immersive realities, video games, animation and digital art
“The French Embassy in Nigeria is our special supporting partner for this Digital Lab Africa 2021 event highlighting their support for Nigerian digital creatives, “he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event would be streamed live on all Digital Lab Africa online platforms and the French Embassy in Nigeria.