After seven riveting seasons, Series Mania has established itself as the annual event dedicated to the TV series format for both the general public and the wider industry. Having welcomed almost 40,000 spectators and 1,300 industry execs in 2016, the festival is widening out its ambitions this year with a raft of new features, extending its reach outside of the French capital. AN EVEN MORE AMBITIOUS PROGRAMThe official competition for world- and international-premiere screenings is even bigger in 2017. This year, Damon Lindelof, the celebrated co-creator of Lost and The Leftovers will head the jury, following in the footsteps of showrunner David Chase in 2016.Festival-goers are invited to range of special screenings with exclusive premiere showings of brand-new episodes of some of the latest hit shows. There is plenty on offer to delight the very keenest of small-screen addicts!To reflect the explosion of new short formats available on mobile, Series Mania is also hosting a competition for world-premiere screenings of web and digital series, to be judged for the first time by an industry jury. The festival will also dedicate a section to those cult series that have marked our collective imagination and the story of our love affair with the format. FOR EVERYONE!Pleasing the audience is one of the key missions of the Series Mania festival.With more locations, more theaters, and more extensive screening hours, around 150 sessions have been scheduled for this year’s edition. This will provide plenty of opportunities for fans to fully discover the festival’s new enriched program.Series Mania has also developed a reputation for the large number of prestigious guests it attracts. It’s a unique place to meet creators, actors, and producers. And don’t forget all the themed conferences on offer, providing some sharp and original analysis.We’ll see you in April at the series event of the year! And make sure your diary is to hand – you only have 10 days to discover the very best TV has to offer, showcased for your viewing pleasure on the big screen ! SERIES MANIA PUSHES THE CITY LIMITS!Series Mania is boosting its capacity by offering this year’s 150 screenings in theaters at the Forum des Images and partner theaters like the Grand Rex for the opening night, UGC Ciné Cité Les Halles, UGC Normandie, the Pompidou Center and the Luminor Hôtel de Ville. This year, the festival is also hosting events under the Canopy of the Forum des Halles and for the first time, beyond the confines of Paris, thanks to a partnership with UGC Ciné Cité Rosny.