The Co-Pro Pitching Sessions are Series Mania Forum’s founding premise and the most anticipated part of the Forum. TV series such as Blackport, The Last Socialist Artefact or No Man’s Land were introduced for the first time during the Co-Pro Pitching Sessions.

Each year, 15 series projects seeking international financing are selected and their producers are invited to come to Lille to pitch their series to an audience of key industry decision-makers (producers, broadcasters, financiers, etc.).

For this 2022 edition, 15 projects have been selected from 330 applications received from 56 countries. One project will also be presented out of competition as part of a partnership with the Berlinale CoPro Series.

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

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

the 2022 jury

  • President : Antony Root (UK) EVP, Head of Original Production, WarnerMedia EMEA, WarnerMedia 
  • Daniele Cesarano (Italy) Head of Drama, RTI Mediaset Group 
  • Yaël Fogiel (France) Producer, co-founder and co-director, Les Films du Poisson 
  • Noel Hedges (UK) EVP Acquisitions, eOne 
  • Yi Qiao (Germany) Director, ZDFE.drama, ZDF Enterprises

2022 Official selection

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The selected projects

Co-Pro Pitching Sessions

A BOY DISAPPEARS

Drama – Denmark
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DEAD END

Drama – Dark comedy – Belgium
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DETECTIVE TOURÉ

Comedy – Crime – Spain
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HORMONES

Drama – Based on a true story – Period – France
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ISLAND OF YOUTH

Crime – Germany
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LITTLE HANDS

Period – France
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PARADYS

Drama – South Africa
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RANK

Comedy – Australia – France – Ireland
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SALVATION

Drama – Thriller – Hungary
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THE ACCIDENT

Drama – Israel
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THE CUCKOO TREATMENT

Thriller – Canada
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THE IMPOSSIBLE SHE

Drama – Based on a true story – Period – Italy
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THE LIBERTIES

Drama – Based on a true story – Period – Belgium – Ireland
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THE MARS PROJECT

Sci-Fi – Germany – France
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THE BORDER

Drama – Fantasy – Ukraine
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THE WINTER PACK

Thriller – Action – Sweden
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THE REPORT

Thriller – Germany
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best project award

PARADYS – 8 x 48′ – South Africa
Produced by Nimrod Geva for Quizzical Pictures and Avi Nir (Executive Producer) for Keshet International.
Created by Darrel Bristow-Bovey and Anton Visser.
Written by Darrel Bristow-Bovey.

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