8 JUN 2021

ONSERIES LISBON CONFIRMS ITS CELEBRATION ON NOVEMBER

The organization of ONSeries Lisbon, a showcase dedicated exclusively to Portuguese fiction, confirmed its definitive date for November 25 and 26, 2021, at the Belém Cultural Center Foundation, also known as CBC, in Lisbon.

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The organization of ONSeries Lisbon, a showcase dedicated exclusively to Portuguese fiction, confirmed its definitive date for November 25 and 26, 2021, at the Belém Cultural Center Foundation, also known as CBC, in Lisbon. The first edition, initially scheduled for April 2020, was postponed for health and logistical reasons due to the pandemic.

ONSeries Lisbon is born as an international meeting place that will ensure a high level of training, promotion and networking for the local industry, and will be a showcase for TV series produced in Portugal. The event will bring international buyers and sales agents, as well as investors, global content platforms and international producers looking for projects. The forum is designed to enable potential-co-production deals, with pitching sessions for projects in development, as well as specific actions to foster networking.

"The Portuguese industry, like the rest of the world, had to stop and struggle with the Covid-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, the content sector is living one of its best moments in Portugal and we believe that having an international event at home will give the Portuguese industry an exceptional opportunity to show the potential of their international players. Portugal has very interesting assets with one of the most competitive incentive systems, a tax rebate of up to 30%. Also, it has recently launched a promotional brand, PIC Portugal (Portugal Film Commission and Tourism fund), but above all, it has a lot of talent that needs to be highlighted. We are all convinced that ONSeries Lisbon will be a turning point for the audiovisual sector in Portugal,”  said Géraldine Gonard, Director of ONSeries Lisbon.

Nuno Artur Silva, Secretary of State for Cinema, Audiovisual and Media at the Ministry of Culture of Portugal, added: "It is a great pleasure for us to welcome the first ONSeries Lisbon event focusing on series co-productions - fiction and documentary -, which will take place in November, at a time when Portugal will have a new general regulatory framework for the promotion of the film and audiovisual industry with incentives to encourage Portuguese creativity and international co-productions".

We are all convinced that ONSeries Lisbon will be a turning point for the audiovisual sector in Portugal” Géraldine Gonard Director of ONSeries Lisbon