new african voices
1-10 june 2021
may 1ST - 16th
Open call for NEW african projects
We are looking for fresh ideas from emerging African creators, even if they still need to be defined, that are trying to push the boundaries of technologies to tell stories that honor and represent the African culture and diversity.
We will select up to 10 ideas and we will announce them by May 20th. You can apply as an individual creators or as a team.
This is open to anyone, even if you are new to this medium, we are looking forward to help you take you firsts steps into the Virtual Reality/ Augmented industry.
by May 16th!
and worldwide creators!
We are also looking for independent creators all over the world willing to join one of the selected teams and contribute to its development with their skills.
The pairing will take place over a matchmaking process (see below)
by May 16th!
may 26th - 31st
We will announce the 10 winning ideas and talent will be able to apply for their favourite ideas. The creator will finally chose the team members that are relevant to the team to work on the project.
Last year, out of the 20 selected projects, 19 wanted new team members to join and we had a very successful experience matching participants and projects. In total, we had 114 creators participating in one of the teams and 190 people totally in the Slack Channel.
JUNE 1ST at 18:30 cet
Session for participants to network and meet each other. We'll carry some ice breaking exercises to come up with a shared manifesto for the program.
June 2nd, 3rd & 4th at 18:30 cet
We will organise three working sessions of 1 hour each via ZOOM with the help of renowned leaders of the industry. Team will also receive a shared drive folder with a personalised toolkit with all the relevant tools for remote collaboration.
june 2nd at 18:30 cet
Team will evaluate the potential of the idea and find new opportunities and room for improvement regarding the script, the user experience, theme and the overall value proposal.
june 4th at 18:30 cet
We will organise three working sessions of 1 hour each via ZOOM with the help of renowned leaders of the industry.
June 10th at 18:30 cet
experts panel I
& concept development
NEW IMAGES EXPERTS
Feedback session with Storytelling experts that will provide feedback to the different teams based on their value propositions.
NAME AND PICTURES OF THE JURY
PARTICIPANTS_Open to all sorts of profiles, even people getting started with emerging technologies.
TEAMS_ If you sign up with an idea, you can join alone, with a full team or with a team with missing members. We will also have an open call for professionals who don't have an idea but are interested in joining other's projects.
PROJECTS_ We are looking for projects at the ideation phase, no MVP needed.
EQUIPMENT_ Won't be necessary to bring any equipment for the workshop, all the platforms are free.
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