News: Call for applications: YaPhoto: Digital Africa (Tokyo) YaPhoto, Cameroon Deadline: 29 Jul 2017

Digital Africa, YaPhoto’s programme of video art, continues with a new screening in Tokyo.

In collaboration with Arakawa Africa, OGU MAG and Making Histories Visibleproject, Digital Africa (Tokyo) is part of YaPhoto@Arakawa Africa, a 3-day event held at OGU MAG from 10 to 12 August, with talks, slideshows, screenings and an exhibition focusing on photography and video art from Cameroon and Africa. The programme is a launch event to Arakawa Africa, an annual art project bridging the African presence in Tokyo’s Arakawa ward with cultures from the continent.

For the Japanese edition, YaPhoto is invites artists from Africa and the Diaspora to submit video pieces focusing on aesthetic forms, sound and experimental editing, translating visual cultures and experiences, as well as collective or personal narratives, beyond the language barrier.

Interested artists can send between 1 and 3 videos, no longer than 20 minutes each, preferably via vimeo or youtube link, or in avi, mov, mpeg, mp4 files. Additional information must be emailed along the video link or file in Word format.

This should include:

•Name of author

•Title of work, date, format, length

•Technical specifications

•A short biography and statement on the submitted piece/s (both 250 to 500 words) in English or French.

Submissions should be sent to, please indicate in the subject line “Open Call Tokyo“.

Deadline: Saturday 29 July 2017.

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