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Do I need to speak English to undertake this course?

Yes, participants will need to be able to speak, read and write English fluently.  The course is entirely taught in English and participants are expected to produce their work in English.

How will I find accommodation in Lille?

SERIES MANIA will provide all participants with local options.

What if I cannot afford the cost of the course and living expenses in Lille?

The selection process does not take into consideration a candidate’s financial resources or needs. Candidates are not chosen on the basis of their financial resources and bursaries are to support candidates in financial need. Applicants are also encouraged to seek financial support from their respective regional and national funding bodies.

Who is on the selection committee?

The selection committee comprises members of Series Mania and members of La Fémis. The video interviews will involve the selection committee as well as one television series professional.

How will the selection committee decide on the applicants?

The selection committee will take the following criteria into consideration:

  1. The applicant’s professional experience
  2. The relevancy and artistic value of the series proposed (for writer applicants)
  3. The European co-production potential of the series proposed (for writer applicants)
  4. The originality of the series project compared to other series already available in the international market (for writer applicants)
  5. The applicant’s openness to collaboration
  6. The applicant’s knowledge of the international series industry (for producers applicants)

The selection committee will strive for diversity of genre (crime, period drama, comedy, etc.) among the selected participants’ projects, as well as diversity of representation of the applicants themselves (race, gender, etc.).

Can I submit a series that is already attached to a broadcaster?

Applicants must own all rights to the submitted project. No option, agreement or contract with a broadcaster or platform may be signed during the application process and throughout the entire duration of Eureka Series.

What happens if COVID-related travel restrictions are imposed?

In this rapidly evolving health context and depending on the decisions made by French and European authorities, the organisers of Eureka Series reserve the right to suspend, cancel or change the activities offered to participants. The organisers are committed to informing participants of any changes to the schedule and/or activities of Eureka Series. Likewise, participants facing personal or professional issues in the current health context are required to contact the organisers immediately and inform them of any restrictions to travel and/or participate in Eureka Series.

Should you have any further question, please contact us at smi@seriesmania.com