African Creative Meeting 2021

Initiated by French President Emmanuel Macron and supported by general commissioner N’Goné Fall and the Institut Français, theAfrica2020 Season is an international event holding from December 2020 to September 2021.

Dedicated to the 54 countries of the African continent, the Africa2020 Season is an unprecedented season.

Build around the major challenges of the 21st century, this season presents the views of the civil society from the African continent and its recent diaspora in all sectors. The Africa2020 Season is focusing on innovation in the arts, sciences, technology, entrepreneurship, and economy.

This showcase will take the shape of a virtual event Thursday 23rd of September and Friday 24th of September 2021, for an audience of African and French professionals as well as an online communication campaign for the public via the Geekfest networks and partner networks.

More than 200 Africans organisations in video games, animation and illustration identified.

35 experts and speakers 

from the African continent

115 African project developers

30 video game studios

(able to present their game to editors)

20 African animation studios

And more than 30 European companies

looking for African organisations to develop partnerships.

As a responsible operator, and present in Africa for many years, Orange contributes to the influence of African culture and artistic creation. The operator is notably very present on the esport scene with Orange Esport Experience, a tournament organization platform to promote African champions.

L’Institut Français promotes encounters between French and foreign cultures by organizing since 1985 the Saisons whose objective is to weave lasting links, to promote artistic co-productions, to develop cultural, economic or academic exchanges, and to strengthen cooperation at both national and local levels.

Afric’up Startups Summit is an event dedicated to promoting support and meetings between actors and startups of digital, innovation and technology in Africa.

3D Netinfo is the only training school for creative professions (3D, video games, animation, VR) in Francophone Africa. Alongside strong partners such as Epic Games, Facebook Occulus and Microsoft, it promotes and develops training for young Africans.

Collaborative platform, federating between contemporary Africa and the rest of the world, Africa In Colors aims to promote African creative industries, and to be a gateway of opportunities in the field of culture, art, or technology.

The programme of the African Creative Meeting is organized in partnership with experts and actors in the field and is dedicated to highlighting the creativity of the African continent, its vitality and density.

“Africa is an extraordinary reservoir of initiatives, projects, creativity and innovation totally unknown. This is what we want to share with the Africa 2020 season.” Mohamed Zoghlami, “Animation and video games” sector expert for the Africa 2020 Season.

September 23 & 24, 2021 – from 11am to 5pm UTC+2

4 approaches of programming

Video games


2D/3D Animation

Graphic Arts