The Co-Pro Pitching Sessions, a specialized pitching and networking event held in Lille from August 30th to September 1st 2021, are Series Mania Forum’s oldest and most renowned program. TV series such as The Head, Freud or No Man’s Land were introduced for the first time during the Co-Pro Pitching Sessions.

Each year, the Coproduction Forum chooses 15 projects for series seeking international financing, which are then presented by their creators and producers to an audience of key industry decision-makers from some of the leading production companies and broadcasters in the world.

A prize of 50,000 euros is given to the best project chosen by a professional jury. 

The pitching sessions are followed by tailor-made individual meetings with broadcasters, distributors, producers, public and private funds.

One project from the Drama Series Days sidebar of the Berlin Film Festival will also be included on an out-of-competition basis.

Who can apply?

Any producer with a drama series seeking international financing and co-production partners. 

Projects selected for another market or festival will not be eligible.

A production company may submit as many projects as it wishes to the Co-pro Pitching Sessions.

Submission of projects is free.

What do I need to apply ? 

The following document is required for any submissions (in English or French language):
• A five-page mini-bible: this document should include any information useful to get a presentation of the project (series synopsis, characters’ arcs, author statement,…)

And if available (not mandatory)
• A few photos/moodboard/visuals/illustrations of the project 
• Pilot or episode scripts 
• A provisional production timetable 
• A financing plan

What is the application deadline ? 

Monday, May 10th, 2021 at midnight (CET).

SCHEDULE

  • 2020/10/19: Call for project opens
  • 2021/05/10: closing date for submission
  • June 2021: announcement of the official selection
  • July-August 2021: pitching coaching sessions
  • August 30th to September 1st: Series Mania Forum

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at pitchingsessions@seriesmania.com