Cultural Economies Digital Innovation Conference at Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival

A Cultural Economies Conference will take place on 5 and 6 September 2019, presented by the Goethe-Institut South Africa in Johannesburg’s Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, as part of the Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival running from 30 August to 8 September 2019. The Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival will explore and celebrate technology and creativity […]

Blockchain Hack-a-thon for Creative Industries

Blockchain coder, legal expert, crypto obsessor or work in the creative & cultural industries? Sign up to develop solutions for the media & creative industry. AnimationSA and Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival collaborate in 2019 to focus on blockchain solutions for the creative and cultural sector. The Creative Industries Blockchain hack-a-thon will act to brainstorm […]


From meme-cookies, gifs and bracelets made of hard drive cables, to 3-D prints of your bestie and scratch cards that promise a prize of 25,000 Twitter followers; such treasures can be found at Internet Yami-Ichi’s, humorous, quirky flea markets for Internet-related things. This is a market in which you can buy and sell in real […]


Fak’ugesi Arcade: Exhibition Open Call An open call for submissions to the Fak’ugesi Arcade Exhibition during Fak’ugesi Festival 2019. This exhibition will be open to the public during the festival and will showcase the work of game developers who are inspired by and working from the Global South, with a focus on Africa. Fak’ugesi Arcade […]


AnimationSA is proud to announce the call out for a short film screening taking place at Fakugesi digital festival in September 2019 during the Cultural economies conference.  The screening call is for animated shorts produced by South African and African animators. In conjunction with this call is to motion graphics artists for submission of title […]

Save the Date – 2019 Program

From 30 August to 8 September 2019 the Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival  will return to Johannesburg to explore and celebrate technology and creativity by Africans for Africa. The 2019 festival has cast its central theme as ‘Own Your Force’ which invites digital makers in Africa to stake their claim on their talent, industry and […]

Cultural Economies Forum – 4th July 2019

We invite you to join our Cultural Economies Forum, which will take place on Thursday 4 July, at the Goethe-Institut.  Presented in association with Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival, anybody interested in the Cultural and Creative Ecomonies is invited to join this discussion forum, which brings together key stakeholders of the cultural and creative industries to interrogate the Creative […]

2019 Poster Illustration Finalists and Winner – Leigh Le Roux!

We are super delighted to reveal from almost 40 submissions the following runners up and winning work for the 2019 Fak’ugesi Festival Poster Illustration contest – OWN YOUR FORCE  ! It was very very hard to choose and we had so many favourites, we hope to share alot more of the submissions with you at […]


We are super excited to announce two residencies at Fak’ugesi Festival this year.  Apply before 1 July 2019. Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Residency: Is our annual one month digital arts residency In collaboration with Pro Helvetia Johannesburg & the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. Hosted in Johannesburg and leading into the 2019 Festival, Residents will work […]

2019 Call for Illustrators Open!

We are ready for Fak’ugesi Festival 2019, and kicking it off in a search for talent! Are you are illustrator, graphic designer or animator and think you can be the 2019 Official Fak’ugesi Illustrator?   Enter now! DEADLINE 31 May Download brief in PDF.

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