THE WINNERS

This evening, Series Mania announces the winners of the festival’s eighth edition, during the closing ceremony. The festival is the creation of the Forum des images, and is dedicated to new French and international TV series.
Eleven winners were selected from around 60 series in competition.
 

 

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

The jury for the eighth edition, presided over by Damon Lindelof and comprising Aure Atika, Agnieszka Holland, Eytan Fox and Clément Manuel, attributed four prizes among 10 international series in competition.
According to Damon Lindelof “Series Mania is the most professionally produced and remarkable festivals I have ever attended. […].Every television series I viewed was extraordinary… the most challenging aspect of the competition was narrowing down an excellent field to just a few awards. Not only was the scope of the shows diverse internationally, but diverse ideologically. From comedies to drama, it was simply astonishing how unique each series was. This is truly a new golden age of television
 

 

GRAND PRIX :

YOUR HONOR


Israeli series created by Shlomo Mashiach and Ron Ninio. Directed by Ron Ninio. Produced by Koda Communication, yes-DBS. Broadcast in Israël by yes.
For its surprising and provocative examination of judgment in modern-day Israel and anchored by riveting performances, Your Honor dives deep into the human soul and doesn’t flinch at what it finds there stated the Jury.
 
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

I LOVE DICK


US series created by Jill Soloway and Sarah Gubbins. Codirected by Jill Soloway, Andrea Arnold, Kimberly Peirce and Jim Frohna. Produced by Amazon Studios. Broadcast in the US and in France by Amazon Prime Video.
[…] For its fresh, original and exhilarating presentation of passion lost and found again, I Love Dick is as intellectual as it is sexy, not to mention incredibly funny – It makes us laugh and makes us think declared with great enthusiasm The Jury.
 
BEST ACTRESS

ANNA FRIEL – BROKEN


Anna Friel, for her role in the British series Broken, created by Jimmy McGovern, Shaun Duggan, Colette Kane and Nick Laether. Codirected by Ashley Pearce and Noreen Kershaw. Produced by Jimmy McGovern, Donna Molloy, Colin McKeown and Sean Bean. Broadcast in the UK by BBC One.
The jury said that Anna Friel breathes life into her character with stunning honesty […]. She is heartbreaking and stunning performance leaves no question as to why this show is called “BROKEN.
 
BEST ACTOR

KIDA KODHR RAMADAN – 4 BLOCKS


Kida Khodr Ramadan, for his role in the German series 4 Blocks created by Marvin Kren, Hanno Hackfort, Bob Konrad, Richard Kropf. Directed by Marvin Kren. Produced by Wiedmann & Berg Television. Broadcast in Germany by TNT Serie.
Ramadan’s nuanced performance moves between brutality and empathy in the blink of his wounded eyes. Mr. Ramadan crackles with raw power and emotion as he takes a role we’ve seen before and turns it upside-down, creating a character that is unpredictable, yet undeniably human recognized the Jury.
 

 
AUDIENCE AWARD
For the audience’s favorite among brand-new series, votes being cast after each screening.
 

THE GOOD FIGHT


US series executive produced by Robert and Michelle King, Phil Alden Robinson, Ridley Scott, David Zucker, Liz Glotzer, Brooke Kennedy and Alison Cross. Produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions. Broadcast in the US by CBS All Access.
 

 

FRENCH SERIES

A competition for new French series, brought together in a special section and screened for the first time, in the presence of their cast and crew. Prizes are awarded by an international press jury for:
 

BEST SERIES

TRANSFERTS


French series created by Claude Scasso and Patrick Benedek. Directed by Olivier Guignard and Antoine Charreyron. Produced by Panama Productions, Filmagine, Be Films and ARTE. Broadcast in France and Germany by ARTE.
 
BEST ACTRESS

OPHÉLIA KOLB – ON VA S’AIMER UN PEU, BEAUCOUP…


Ophélia Kolb, actress in the series On va s’aimer, un peu… beaucoup. Created by Emmanuelle Rey-Magnan and Pascal Fontanille. Produced by Merlin Productions, Fontaram Productions and France Télévisions. Broadcast in France by France 2.
 
BEST ACTOR

ARIEH WORTHALTHER – TRANSFERTS


Arieh Worthalter, actor in the series Transferts French series created by Claude Scasso and Patrick Benedek. Directed by Olivier Guignard and Antoine Charreyron. Produced by Panama Productions, Filmagine, Be Films and ARTE. Broadcast in France and Germany by ARTE.
 

 
THE JURY:
Malik Cocherel (Journal de Montréal & Huffington Post Quebec)
Henry Chu (Variety)
Susanna Alperina (The Russian Newspaper)
Cecilie Asker (Aftenposten)
 

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THE DISCOVERY PRIZE
Awarded to the series that has best challenged the codes of the genre at the festival, by the ACS, the French Critics Association.
 

MISSIONS


French series created by Julien Lacombe, Henri Debeurme and Ami Cohen. Directed by Julien Lacombe. Produced by Empreinte Digitale. Broadcast in France by OCS.
 
THE JURY:
Julia Baudin (TV Mag)
Florian Etcheverry (Clapmag)
Anne Héligon (Les Fiches du cinéma)
Guillaume Nicolas (Daily Mars)
Marie Turcan (Business Insider)
 

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INTERNATIONAL PANORAMA

The Bloggers’ Prize is awarded to the best international series enjoying its French and European premiere at Series Mania.
 
 

JUDA


Israeli series created by Zion Baruch. Directed by Meni Yaesh. Produced by Universal Studios of Israel. Broadcast in Israel by HOT and in France by SFR Play.
 
THE JURY:
Agathe Gardie (Séries Chéries)
Gwendal Guillemoto (Les Plumes Asthmatiques)
Laurine Sassano (Broadcasting Bino)
David Speranski (Retro-HD)
Thomas Wachnicki (Smallthings)
 

 

WEB AND DIGITAL SERIES

A competition for world-premiere screenings of web and digital series before they are released online. The winner is awarded the Prize for Best Web or Digital Series by an industry jury.
 
 

LOULOU


a French series created by Alice Vial, Louise Massin, and Marie Lelong. Directed by Fanny Sidney. Produced by La Onda Productions (Thibaud Ader). Broadcast in France and Germany by ARTE Creative.
 
THE JURY:
Jérôme Fansten (director of the digital series Amnesia)
Eric Laroche (Head of Development at Empreinte Digitale)
Titiou Lecoq (novelist and journalist at Slate.fr)
 
Besides, theWebsurfers’ Favorite were descerned to

AHI AFUERA / OUT THERE

created and et directed by Nicolas Perez Veiga, this digital series will be broadcast by Studio +.