FROM 13-23 APRIL 2017


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A look at an exceptional 2016 edition

 
Series Mania, the key event in the international TV industry calendar, entered new territory with its exceptional 2016 edition. Hotly anticipated every year by a wealth of fans, industry professionals and TV addicts, the festival will be back in 2017 for an even more intense eighth season!

 

Record attendance of more than 38,500 at the 2016 event confirms the public’s appetite for this festival which offers a wide range of screenings, Q&As, and conferences. Several new elements were introduced, including a competition for eight world premieres, judged by an international panel headed by the celebrated showrunner David Chase. It was also able to welcome even bigger audiences thanks to a new partnership with the legendary Grand Rex movie theater for the opening gala, and another with the festival’s neighbor, the UGC Ciné Cité Les Halles multiplex..

 

Another international edition

The 2016 edition screened 43 series and 16 webseries from 17 countries including Argentina, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Poland, Sweden, the UK, and the USA. They were shown on the big screen in the presence of some of their creators and casts, with more than 70 international guests.

 

Focus on the European TV Series Coproduction Forum

At the heart of the festival was the fourth edition of the European TV Series Coproduction Forum, which was considered a great success by participating industry professionals. Some 16 projects for new series looking for additional funding were selected from 193 submissions. They were considered by 426 European TV industry professionals from the continent’s biggest production companies, distributors, and broadcasters.

 

See you in April 2017!

The eighth edition will continue riding the wave of success enjoyed by Series Mania over the years, with an even bigger and brighter competition for international premieres; more screens in Paris and the wider Ile-de-France region to welcome greater numbers; a widening out of our selection of online webseries; even more prestigious red carpet guests; a new retrospective section; and a fresh take on the industry program with special attention paid to writing and writers.

 

 

We look forward to seeing you again in April 2017 for the next edition of the Series Mania festival that will offer even more intense emotions and exciting new discoveries!

 

Season 8 will run from 13-23 April 2017.

We look forward to welcoming you to Series Mania