14 October 2018

Opportunity Description

Call for applications
International artist residency for animated films
Royal Abbey of Fontevraud (France)- April 2019

Digital Lab Africa and NEF Animation are pleased to call all African animation authors to submit their application to the « DLA x NEF Animation International Residency ».

Apply before October 14th, 2018 and get the chance to experience a one month script writing residency in France (April 2019) to develop your project in a creative environment (fully covered by Digital Lab Africa and NEF Animation). The selected applicant will be revealed at DISCOP Johannesburg (14-16 November, 2018)


The International Residency for Animation Films allows authors to immerse themselves one month into their work without caring about material constraints in a peaceful and inspiring atmosphere and enable them to meet and exchange with other artists in residency.

The residency is for authors with a project of short, medium or full-length animated films; or with a project of animated film in new or hybrid formats: artistic installation, virtual reality, transmedia, videomapping, TV series or TV special, animated documentary, etc.

The residency applies particularly to projects at the stage of research, pre-development or writing (scenario, graphism, music…). At the end of the residency, no result or restitution is asked. The work realized stays the property of the author who owns totally its moral and patrimonial rights without any cession or remuneration to the Abbey of Fontevraud, NEF Animation or Digital Lab Africa who have no right to change or intervene on the resident work.

However, the author must commit oneself in referring to the Fontevraud residency, «NEF Animation» and Digital Lab Africa on every film or creation coming directly or indirectly from his time spent in residency (logos and reference to add in the credits).

How to Apply

  1. Fill in the application form
  2. Email the application files to applications@digilabafrica.com

The application files must be composed of one main digital file with :

  • a cover letter (justifying the necessity of a residency period within the project process),
  • the author’s availability in April 2019
  • the presentation of the project that will be developed during the residency at Fontevraud,
  • some visual elements and graphic research
  • a Curriculum Vitae or Resume

and an annex :

  • a portfolio of your work (10 Mb max)
  • your previous films (in digital format or available online)