DLA x NEF ANIMATION script writing residency

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, video-mapping, 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…).
The residency lasts one month from the 1st to the 30th of April 2019.
Flight ticket, local transports and per diem are covered by Digital Lab Africa.
The residents are housed at the Abbey. Laundry and an equipped kitchen are at their disposal. The bedrooms are individual. The kitchen and livingroom are shared. The residents also have access to a garden, the monument and a shared workshop of 100m² (with no equipment).


NEF Animation is a platform for professionals dedicated to the writing of and about animated film. NEF Animation is a place of reflection on animation as an art form, a place of resources for research and studies, a place of convergence for initiatives and a place for developing projects. Among its missions, NEF Animation supports the writing and the creative research in the field of animated film by developing artist residency programs that encourage international mobility.

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