The Co-Pro Pitching Sessions are Series Mania Forum’s founding premise and the most anticipated part of the Forum. 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, 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.).

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.

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 up to two projects to the Co-Pro Pitching Sessions.

WHAT DO I NEED TO APPLY?

The following document is required for any submissions (in English or French language):

  • A mini-bible or pitch document (between 5 and 10 pages): this document should include any information useful to get a presentation of the project (series synopsis, world, tone, character descriptions, author’s note, etc…)
  • A financing plan (please use this model)

And if available:

  • A few photos/moodboard/visuals/illustrations of the project
  • Pilot or episode scripts
  • A provisional production timetable
  • A financing plan

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Submission of projects is free.

WHAT IS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE ?

Thursday, January 6th, 2022, at midnight (CET).

SCHEDULE

18/10/2021: Call for project opens

06/01/2022: Closing date for submission

February 2022: Announcement of the official selection

February 2022 – March 2022: pitching coaching sessions

21/03/2022: Technical rehearsal at Lille Grand Palais

22/03/2022: Pitching Session at Série Mania Forum in Lille

23/03/2022: One-to-one meetings with potential partners

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