18 OCT 2021

Series Mania searches potential series and projects for next year’s event

The two lines of submission, "Call for Series" and "Call for Projects,” will be received through a forum on the event's main site, with deadline of 6th January.

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Following a series of positive feedback for its launches this year's founder and general director of Series Mania, Laurence Herszberg, has unveiled the company's plans to open a “Call for Series” and "Call For Series" for its Mania Festival, to be held next March. Both forums have reported a deadline of 6th January, 2022 to submit projects. “Today I am delighted to announce our ‘Call for Series’ and ‘Call for Projects’ marking the beginning of Series Mania 2022. I look forward to welcoming everyone back to Lille next March, as well as online for those unable to attend. Additionally, our Series Mania Digital Platform will once again be fully accessible to all our Festival and Forum participants for the 2022 edition,” added Herszberg.

Next year's event will include Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho’s (KMJS) story on “Babaeng Tinaga sa Mukha" earned a finalist certificate in the Documentary: Social Justice category. The two-part episode narrated a successful in-person and online 2021 edition, Laurence Herszberg, founder and general director of Series Mania, today announced the “Call for Series” for the festival, set to be presented in the middle of March.  “We were so grateful for the tremendous support we received by both the public and the industry professionals for our 2021 edition," Herszberg continued.

The Forum has been the launchpad for the release of such series as "No Man’s Land" in France, "Banking District" in Switzerland," "Eden" in France, "Warrior" in Denmark, "Devils" in Italy, "The Head" in Spain, "Ever After" in Italy, among numerous others. A total of 60 series will be selected to be part of the Series Mania program. At the end of the eight-day Festival, 13 prizes will be awarded by the various juries during the closing ceremony.  The Series Mania international competition has seen the launch of prestigious series, such as The Virtues (Channel 4), The Rain (Netflix), Ride Upon the Storm (ARTE/DR), Your Honor (Yes), I Love Dick (Amazon), Kamikaze (Denmark, HBO Max), Germinal (Salto / France TV) and Midnight Sun (Canal +). “We were so grateful for the tremendous support we received by both the public and the industry professionals for our 2021 edition,” “Our Festival showcased top series from around the world, while the Forum uncovered enormous new talent.”

During the closing night of this year’s Festival, two of the Forum’s Co-Pro Pitching Sessions’ alumni took home the prestigious International Competition Grand Prize Blackport in Iceland and Best Series in the International Panorama The Last Socialist Artefact in Croatia. Submissions will be revewed and considered once submitted on the forum's main site.  “The Forum is truly one of today’s premiere meeting places for showrunners, screenwriters, producers, broadcasters, and talent.   With the abundance of content set to explode throughout Europe over the next few years, our mission of ‘where series begin’ could not be timelier and more appropriate,commented Herszberg.

 

The Forum is truly one of today’s premiere meeting places for showrunners, screenwriters, producers, broadcasters, and talent.   With the abundance of content set to explode throughout Europe over the next few years, our mission of ‘where series begin’ could not be timelier and more appropriate.” Laurence Herszberg Founder and General Director of Series Mania