Call for applications is now closed



next edition: fall 2023

The Fall 2023 edition will start at the end of September, until the beginning of December 2023.

The call for applications is now open for this edition until June 15, 2023. Apply here

the program

Eureka Series starts with Series Mania Festival and Forum, on March 17th, until June 2023. In the first few days of the program, the participants are divided into groups. Each group develops an original series concept throughout the 10 weeks of the program.

Eureka Series Program is divided into 4 parts:

  • Part I – in Lille – March 16 to April 21

In the first four weeks of Eureka Series, starting with the introductory seminar on Serial Dramaturgy, participants attend lectures, masterclasses and workshops in order to develop original series concepts in small groups.

Modules: Serial Dramaturgy, Selecting Ideas & Creating Concepts, European Series Markets, Characters & Conflicts in Series, etc.

  • Part II – remotely – April 24 to May 5

For two weeks, the participants attend remote, online sessions that include mentoring, case studies and work on group series projects.

Modules: Mentoring, How to Make Series Production Greener, Case Studies, etc.

  • Part III – in Lille  – May 9 to 31

The participants are back in Lille for the next three weeks of the program to take part in lectures, masterclasses and workshops on their respective group concepts. 

Modules: Structuring the Pilot, Pitch Deck & Moodboard, Negotiation, Deals & Contracts, etc.

  • Part IV – Final Residency in Hauts-de-France region & Final Presentation in Paris – June 2 to 9 

In the last week of Eureka Series, participants take part in a Final Residency to learn how to pitch their series concepts.The Final Residency takes place near Lille, in the Hauts-de-France region. 

The training culminates in a Final Presentation in Paris, during which the original series concepts are presented to an audience of professionals from the industry, and assessed by a professional jury.

Modules: How to Pitch & Final Presentation

Location: Lille, France (10 rue des Poissonceaux), and remotely

Language: English

Number of participants: 12 emerging European series professionals


Target audience: the program is aimed at emerging screenwriters, with a strong professional interest in series writing. It includes, but is not limited to, recent alumni of European film and television schools. Creative producers with a screenwriting background are also welcome to apply.

Requirements: selected applicants must have already written a script (TV series, online drama series, short film or feature film), whether or not it has been produced.

The applicants will be asked to provide an example of previous work (sample script).

application process
EUREKA SERIES spring 2023

The application process is now closed.

  • For pre-selected applicants, a short presentation video will have to be posted on the Eureka Series private online community (details will be sent to the pre-selected applicants among with the results)
  • Online interviews with the selection committee for each pre-selected applicants

For further informations, you may refer to our rules and regulations, or send us an email at smi@seriesmania.com

Rules and Regulations Eureka Series Spring 2023 FINAL

key dates

Call for applications of EUREKA SERIES Spring 2023 is now closed.

October 19, 2022: Launch of applications
December 16, 2022: End of applications
January 13, 2023: Reveal of pre-selected applicants
January 17, 2023: End date to send introducing videos on the Eureka Series private online community
From January 18 to 20, 2023: Remote interviews
January 23, 2023: Reveal of selected applicants


Candidates must be over 18 years old or above and be a citizen of one of the following countries: Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine or the United Kingdom. Places may be more limited for citizens of countries outside the European Union.

tuition fees

€3000 per participant (taxes included)

Bursaries are available for a limited number of participants. Series Mania Institute will analyze each bursary request according to personal financial resources, and, if relevant, connect participants with sources of financial support.

Series Mania Institute urge all candidates to anticipate further costs that are not included in the tuition fees:

●   Travel to and from Lille 

●  Accommodation in Lille (Series Mania Institute will provide all participants with a list of local options)

●  Daily expenses (meals, etc.)

If you have special circumstances, such as a disability, please let us know so that we can discuss your needs. Contact: smi@seriesmania.com

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Latest update : 09/02/2023