Series Mania 2023: French series out in force and a renewed setup for Unifrance

Seventeen French titles will be presented across all the festival's sections, including "Love is all" (Wild Bunch TV); "9/12" (Mediawan Rights) and; "Sambre" (Federation Studios).

10 MAR 2023

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After a 2022 edition notable for a large number of French works, the 13th edition of Séries Mania further underlines this dynamic with 17 French titles presented across all the festival's sections and once again, Unifrance will be present and active at this major event of the world audiovisual industry.

The Series Mania Forum, which welcomed no less than 3,300 accredited guests in 2022, will take place this year from March 21 to 23 and will close with the Lille Dialogues (March 24). French creations are again particularly well represented in the program, with 17 French works (a figure similar to 2022) across all the festival's strands: International Competition, French Competition, Comedy Competition, Short Forms Competition, New Season Premieres.

For the second consecutive year, the festival will open with a French series: "Salade grecque" (Prime Video), created and directed by Cédric Klapisch.

Unifrance will partner the Welcome Drinks, the professional meeting's opening cocktail reception, with a mostly international audience. Presentation of Coming Next from France: During this pitching session, five producer/distributor pairs will present their new series to accredited international buyers.

The five series selected in 2023 are: "Love is all" (6x26’), produced by Phase 4 Productions and distributed by Wild Bunch TV; "9/12" (4x52’), produced by Scarlett Production and distributed by Mediawan Rights; "Sambre" (6x52’), produced by What's Up Films and distributed by Federation Studios; "Sex (re)Education" (10x26’), produced by Next Episode and distributed by Have A Good One (HAGO), and "French Roulette - A Mother’s Ordeal" (4x52’), produced by Effervescence and distributed by France tv distribution.