There’s time through January 6th to present both series for the Festival and co-production projects for the Professional Forum.
Laurence Herszberg, founder and CEO of Series Mania, announced on Monday the “Call for Series” for the Series Mania Festival, which will take place from March 19 to 27, 2021 in Lille, France.
In addition, the Call for Projects was opened for the professional arm of the Festival, the Series Mania Forum (March 23 to 25, 2021).
Projects can be submitted for both calls until January 6.
“Since the beginning of Series Mania, we have remained on our mission of ‘Where the series begin’. We’ve found the best emerging talent in Europe and around the world, and we’ve helped create the series that are making headlines today,” commented Herszberg.
“And now, with the emergence of new working methods as a result of Covid-19, we have come to increase the value of festivals as essential face-to-face networking events, while at the same time realizing the importance of online tools, like our Series Mania Digital. Together, our live festival and online platform are sure to make Series Mania 2021 the best event yet,” she added.
On the one hand, the Festival will select 60 series to be part of the Series Mania program.
At the end of the nine days of the Festival, the different juries will award 11 awards during the closing ceremony.
Prestigious series that have gone through the international Series Mania competition have been released, such as The Virtues (Channel 4), The Rain (Netflix), Ride Upon the Storm (ARTE / DR), Your Honor (Yes), I Love Dick (Amazon ) and Midnight Sun (Canal +).
On the other hand, the Forum will receive projects for its Co-Pro Pitching Sessions, dedicated to series seeking co-production partners.
16 projects will be selected to participate, and present themselves in front of important decision makers in the TV industry. A jury of executives will choose the best project presented during the Co-Pro Pitching Sessions, which will receive a prize of 50,000 euros.
The Series Manía Forum has been the launching pad for the premiere of series such as No Man’s Land (France), Banking District (Switzerland), Eden (France), Keeping Faith (Great Britain), Manor House (Czech Republic), Stella Blomkvist (Iceland), Tabula Rasa (Belgium), Trepalium (France), Warrior (Denmark), Devils (Italy) and The Head (Spain).