Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Call for Applications for 3rd Edition of the International Video Art Festival in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Addis Video Art Festival intends to provide a platform for innovative video art in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The festival will screen throughout the city in a variety of locations including street corners, rooftops, public centers and art centers. By sharing video art in both conventional and non-conventional settings, the festival will reach both the artist community and the everyday passerby. The festival aims to create a dialogue between local, and international artists by encouraging digital media culture.


The border between Ethiopia and Eritrea has reopened after 20 years of shut- down following a war with more than 80000 fatalities. These sister countries were once a unified nation, sharing history, culture and language, the only two countries in the world to follow the thirteen month Julian calendar.

In response to this historic moment the festival seeks videos shorts that examine ideas and interpretations of ‘Mutual Periphery’.

Regulation and Guidelines

– Open to national and international artists
– Submission deadline April, 01 2019
– Free submission
– Theme: ‘Mutual Periphery’
– Single channel videos only
– Works must be made within the past 3 years
– If the work uses a language other than English, it must be subtitled in English – Maximum duration 15 minutes
– Two works may be submitted per artist/ requiring a separate entry form per submission /Download entry here: doc
– Selected artist will be notified by June 1st at which point a screening copy will be requested


For more information please visit:

YPN is calling for Moroccan, African and Diaspora video artists for the next Digital Africa screening in Casablanca, Morocco

After Yaounde, London and Tokyo, Yaounde Photo Network (YPN), Cameroon’s platform for photography and lens-based media will be hosting its next Digital Africa screening in Casablanca, Morocco.

The Digital Africa programme stems from a digital media (sound and video art) showcase first curated by Christine Eyene as part of the Africa Utopia Festival (2014) at Southbank Centre, London. It was then expanded as part of YPN’s international collaborations and events. In 2019, YPN partners with the International Biennial of Casablanca (BIC) that will open up its work spaces and host various activities during its incubation phase between biennial editions.

YPN is calling for Moroccan, African and Diaspora video artists to submit video pieces or experiments to be presented at Digital Africa: Casablanca in April 2019. The event will take the form of a video art exhibition and screening, coinciding with the launch of the BIC project space.

Digital Africa: Casablanca will have a dual focus following from the theme of the 2018 biennial that dealt with insular contexts, water narratives relating to seas and oceans, history, migration and cultural hybridity. It will also explore language as a subject matter, vernacular or resulting from colonial legacies, orality, text, literature and coded languages of all sorts.

Interested artists or collectives may send between 1 and 3 video pieces by email in avi, mov, mpeg, mp4 files or via a vimeo or youtube link. Additional information must be emailed along the video file or link in Word or PDF format.

This should include:

Name of author

Title of work, date, format, length

Technical specifications

A short biography and statement on the submitted piece/s (both 250 to 500 words) in English or French.

Submissions can be sent to, please indicate in the subject line “Open Call DAC”.

Deadline: Friday 01 February 2019, midnight (WAT) 

Yaounde Photo Network (YPN) is an independent Cameroonian platform dedicated to photography and lens-based art practices. Launched in September 2016 as an online project alongside the YaPhoto pilot, YPN supports and showcases works by Cameroonian and locally-based photographers and video artists, through a number of activities and initiatives that include exhibitions, screenings, professional encounters, research, workshops and various public events held both in Cameroon and internationally.

For more information visit: Yaounde Photo Network’s website

Digital Lab Africa CALL FOR PROJECTS


The Digital Lab Africa call for projects targets artists, producers, designers, start-ups, students in the media and creative industries. The call is open to anyone from Sub-Saharan Africa having an innovative project in 5 categories of multimedia production : web creationvirtual realityvideo game, animation  and digital music.
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.

How To Submit a Proposal 

Email the required documents

Email the following application files (in French or in English) to before January 31st, 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

For more information head over to their website at:

Monday, 9 July 2018

Future Generation Art Prize Open Call Closing Soon 2019

The Future Generation Art Prize has extended ints closing date until the 16th July so there is still time to get your applications in. The Art Prize is open to artists under 35 working in any medium. For more info check out their website:

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Open Call for New Dimensions VR AR Lab For African Artist

About the New Dimensions Lab
Now in its 3rd year, the New Dimensions Lab brings together diverse African artists to learn Virtual Reality (VR) storytelling from leading industry mentors. The Lab takes place over the course of a week at a private retreat where artists engage in discussions and workshops, and develop their creative projects. Six applicants will be selected to participate. Past mentors have included Jessica Brillhart (Google, Vrai Pictures), Jim Chuchu (The Nest Collective), Darren Emerson (VR City), Selly Raby Kane, Katy Morrison (VRTOV), Oscar Raby (VRTOV), and Ainsley Sutherland.

Electric South fully sponsors travel, accommodation and meals for participants.

Applicants must be: 1. Citizens or permanent residents of an African country 2. Currently living on the African continent 3. Accomplished in an artistic field. Any creative discipline is welcome. Past applicants have experience in: documentary and fiction film, theatre, performance & visual arts, fashion, photography, writing, design, creative technology and game development.

Projects ideas must: 1. Be non-fiction stories. We welcome creative interpretation of documentaries. 2. Use immersive technologies, such as Virtual Reality (VR) or Augmented Reality (AR). This could include 360 film, interactive worlds, animation, hybrid forms, and beyond.

Submission Details
The last day to submit is 31 July 2018. All successful applicants will be notified by 31 August 2018. The Lab will run from 28 October until 3 November 2018 in South Africa.

To Apply click here:

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Friday, 28 July 2017

Education is Forbidden

Education is Forbidden is a deeply layered mixed media engagement by Rahima Gambo about the aftermath of conflict, the nature of memory and the echoes and consequences of colonial education in North eastern Nigeria. 

Nahima Gambo is documentary photographer and visual artist based in Abuja. Her work has recently been selected to be included in the 11th edition of the African Biennale of Photography.

To find out more about this series and to see more visuals click here:

Call for Applications for 3rd Edition of the International Video Art Festival in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Addis Video Art Festival intends to provide a platform for innovative video art in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The festival will screen throug...