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 (Iceland), The Last Socialist Artefact (Slovenia, Finland), We Got This (Sweden), Ever After (Italy), No Man’s Land (France), Freud (Germany) or The Head (Spain) 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.
how can apply ?
Any producer or distributor with a drama series seeking international financing and co-production partners. The same company can submit up to 2 projects.
WITH WHICH PROJECTS
Projects must be for a fiction series.
The format of the series must be a minimum of three episodes. The length of each episode must be a minimum of 26 minutes.
Projects selected for another market or festival will not be eligible.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST ?
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 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 (a template is available within the submission form)
And if available:
- A few photos/moodboard/visuals/illustrations of the project;
- Pilot or episode scripts;
- A provisional production timetable
what is the application deadline ?
Friday, December 16, 2022, at midnight (CET).
- 13/10/2022: Call for project opens
- 16/12/2022: Closing date for submission
- End of January/Beginning of February 2023: Announcement of the official selection
- February 2023 – March 2023: pitching coaching sessions
- 20/03/2023: Technical rehearsal at Lille Grand Palais
- 21/03/2023: Pitching Session at Series Mania Forum in Lille
- 22/03/2023: One-to-one meetings with potential partners at Series Mania Forum
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