With Series Mania set to start on August 26, Laurence Herszberg, founder and general director of Series Mania (August 26 – September 2), and Francesco Capurro, director of Series Mania Forum (August 30 – September 1), announced the selection of 21 series from 19 countries for its Forum Exclusives, with seven of these titles being world premieres, a new record since the creation of the Forum in 2013.
These 21 Forum Exclusives have been selected by Series Mania’s artistic director Frédéric Lavigne and his team and will be available to screen exclusively to registered participants at the on-site Screening Room and on Series Mania Digital platform from August 30 through September 18.
These high-end worldwide series are produced and/or distributed by many of today’s leading international distributors such as Banijay Rights Limited, Beta Films, About Premium Content, Keshet International, Newen Connect, SND, Zodiac Pictures, Inter Medya and more.
“We are delighted to be offering these Forum Exclusives to our registered guests during our three-day event at Lille Grand Palais, as well as on Series Mania Digital platform which goes live today with the complete program, detailed schedule and updated information for both the Festival and Forum, including panels, conferences, pitching sessions and more,” commented Capurro. “Our website also includes My Professional Tools, Company Directory, Who’s Who, Projects in Development, Talent to Watch, and Screening Rooms, everything our participants will need.”
In addition to these Forum Exclusives, registered participants will also be able to screen on-site and on Series Mania Digital platform many of the series that are part of the Official Selection of Series Mania Festival.
The 21 selected titles include:
"A Love For Dilemma" (China) Prod: Shanghai Linmon Pictures Co., Ltd., Dist: Iqiyi International Singapore Pte. Ltd.
"Aftertaste” (Australia) Prod: Closer Productions, Dist: ABC Commercial
“Algiers Confidential” (France/Germany) Prod: Watch Next Media in coproduction with Eikin Media, Dist: About Premium Content (world premiere)
“Doce” (Portugal) Prod: Santa Rita Filmes (world premiere)
“Echos” (Germany) Prod: Neuesuper, in coproduction with Joyn, Dist: Beta Film GmbH
“Ever After” (Italy) Prod: Indigo Film, Dist: About Premium Content
“Hit Parade” (Brazil) Prod: Kuarup, Dist: Caren Moy
“Interrupted” (Turkey) Prod: TIMS&B Productions, Dist: Inter Medya
“Journey” (Iceland) Prod: Glassriver, Dist: Keshet International
“L'Ora” (Italy/France) Prod: Indiana Production, Squareone Productions and SND, Dist: SND (world premiere)
“Mental” (Russia) Prod: 1-2-3 Production
“New Heights” (Switzerland) Prod: Zodiac Pictures LTD (world premiere)
“Pandore” (Belgium) Prod: Artémis Productions (Belgique), in coproduction with the Series Fund FWB-RTBF, Dist; About Premium Content (world premiere)
“RFDS, Royal Flying Doctor Service” (Australia) Prod: Endemol Shine, Dist: Banijay Rights Limited
“Way Over Me” (Canada) Prod: ALSO Productions, Dist: Attraction Distribution
“The Amazing Grace Of Σ” (Taiwan) Prod: Rosebud Production Co., Ltd. (world premiere)
“The Family” (Serbia) Prod: Firefly Productions
“The Hunt For Salamander” (Bulgaria) Prod: Nova Broadcasting Group
“The Spectacular” (The Netherlands) Prod: Pupkin, Dist: Newen Connect (world premiere)
“Threesome” (Sweden) Prod: Yellow Bird, Dist: Eccho Rights
“Who Killed The Good Man” (Taiwan) Prod: Taiwan Public Television Service Foundation