Electric Africa

If you want to change the world, change the stories. If you want to build audiences, meet them where they are.

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Africa’s first free, online, VR festival.

Electric Africa is the first free, online, virtual reality festival in Africa, born out of a commitment to build audiences in Africa for virtual reality content. Our programme showcases the work of African artists working in virtual reality both on the continent and in the diaspora, alongside international works of narrative fiction and non-fiction.

Africans have always had stories to tell, Electric Africa offers audiences an opportunity to discover new voices, new dimensions, new realities, a new focus and new histories in 360 video for seven days, from 5 – 11 November 2020.

Join us for our industry programme of live talks tailor-made to the creatives, technologists, thinkers, designers, producers and makers of XR in Africa. Webinars take place each day of the festival (except Sunday), in which we host one-on-one talks with directors and producers, leaders in creative technologies, acclaimed artistic teams and the thinkers helping to ensure the inclusion of voices and stories from the global South.

Partner events include a Metaverse Africa Meetup in VRchat and a closing night event available via desktop and mobile.

Electric Africa is proudly presented by Electric South and supported by South Africa’s Department of Arts, Sports and Culture, its National Film and Video Foundation, Belgian WebXR platform LucidWeb and the French Institute of South Africa.

Don’t miss Africa’s first free, online, virtual reality festival. 

FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

All works are free and available to view at any time between 5 - 11 November 2020.

NEW VOICES

A new wave of VR/360 videos to come from Africa
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African Space Makers (Kenya)

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Another Kind of Dying: Virtual Experience

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ATOMU

NEW FOCUS

An invitation to refocus the past and present
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Accused #2 Walter Sisulu

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Ferenj: A Graphic Memoir in VR

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Traveling While Black

NEW REALITIES

New realities currently at play on our planet and beyond
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Daughters of Chibok

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Dreams of the Jaguar’s Daughter (El Sueño de la Hija del Jaguar)

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Le Lac

NEW DIMENSIONS

Parallel, present-day, alternate and new futures in VR/360
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Azibuye - The Occupation

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Gr8ness

NEW HISTORIES

A new lens on African Cinema history
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A Visit at Cisse Films

FESTIVAL TALKS

A curated programme of industry talks tailor made to the creatives, technologists, thinkers, designers, producers and makers of XR in Africa. Register for one-on-one talks with directors and producers, leaders in creative technologies, acclaimed artistic teams and the network of thinkers helping to ensure the inclusion of voices and stories from the global South.

Our industry programme is free and open to the public and takes place live via Zoom, unless otherwise stated.

All talks will be livestreamed to our Facebook and YouTube channels.

Register to join any of the talks in our industry programme using the links below.