The DEENTAL Series Workshop for writers and producers from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries is back for a third edition!

The DEENTAL Series Workshop is a professional workshop for writers and producers from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries launched jointly by the Series Mania and Fespaco festivals and the DEENTAL-ACP program, implemented by the CNC with the financial collaboration of the European Union and the support of the ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific) States organization.


This year again, 4 projects carried by duos composed of a writer and a producer have been selected to take part in an intensive workshop week in Lille, from March 16 to 23,2023 in parallel with the Series Mania international Festival.

From March 17 to 20, 2023, the participants will be supervised by experienced professionals. They will attend workshops, masterclasses and individual sessions to develop their series project with their mentors.

Then, from March 21 to 23, 2023 the selected projects will participate in the Series Mania Forum and meet with accredited professionals. Series Mania and CNC teams will organize a dedicated program (networking, pitching session and meetings with professionals present at Series Mania (broadcasters, producers and distributors potentially interested…)).

The 2023 Tutors

  • Selina Ukwuoma, United Kingdom, Professor, script consultant

  • Mehdi Ouahab, France, Author and director


Since 2020, the DEENTAL programme, launched by the CNC with the financial collaboration of the European Union and the support of the ACP (Africa, Caribbean, Pacific) States organisation, awards financial bonuses to projects supported by the Aide aux cinémas du monde and/or the Fonds pour la jeune création francophone. It also provides for a support and strengthening of the sector.


Installed since 2018 in Lille, Séries Mania – Lille / Hauts-de-France has established itself as the largest European event entirely dedicated to series. Its festival offers previews of the best international series on the big screen, thus offering the public – up to 72,000 spectators – 9 days of discoveries, parties and meetings with some of the most renowned personalities in the world of series.

At the same time, the event welcomes 3,000 professionals from the world’s serial industry during the Séries Mania Forum and the Lille Dialogues. Two meetings for exchange and work that have become essential, and which have been extended in an unprecedented way since 2020 thanks to the creation of the online platform Séries Mania Digital Forum.

About fespaco

For more than 50 years, the Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou, born from the initiative of a group of film lovers, has been a key event in the annual festival calendar. It has become a key player in promoting the distribution of all works of African cinema, enabling contacts and exchanges between cinema and audiovisual professionals, and contributing to the growth, development and safeguarding of African cinema as a tool of expression and education.

selected projects

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Dakar Underground

Drama – Senegal
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Youth – South Africa – Sierra Leone
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Round D Corner

Comedy – Historical – Trinidad and tobago
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A workshop for authors and producers of series from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries