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.
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.
An introduction to the network of experts in VR/AR/XR currently working across Africa to author and produce the first wave of virtual reality films from