The Digiintermediaries Bootcamp is being organised by Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival & Wits School of the Arts, supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Goethe Institut in Nairobi & Dakar. It’s open to practitioners from South Africa, Kenya and Senegal.
This is a unique online bootcamp aimed less at training and more at claiming and framing – finding ways to sustainably grow the Digital Creative Industries in Africa and framing the roles, needs and ecosystem of intermediaries in the digital gaming and immersive media sectors.
The bootcamp will be an intensive view of intermediary work for the Digital Games and Immersive media sectors. This will be done through providing the participants with an opportunity to participate in modules that focus on:
- Understanding the Value Chain.
- Monetization & Customers, including new & emergent streams.
- Partnerships, Content & IP.
- Mobilising Governments, Policy & Advocacy.
The modules will be led by a number of well-known and dynamic industry experts, speaking on their work and experiences, and engaging discussion on the gaps, opportunities and difficulties.
The bootcamp programme includes multiple networking opportunities, for intermediaries and industry professionals in Africa and abroad for the digital games and immersive media market.
There will be an opportunity to submit proposals for a funding pitch, selected participants will attend a proposal mentorship and pitch training focus, and will be given an opportunity to present their intermediary based projects to multiple investors, platforms and festivals. From the pitch three will be selected for commissions via Fak’ugesi Festival.
- DigiIntermediaries Bootcamp: 4 -6 & 12 -15 October (between 1 & 2 hrs a day only).
- Proposal Mentorship & Pitch Training: 18 – 21 October.
- DigiIntermediaries Pitch: 22 October.