For the sixth edition in a row, Series Mania offers all accredited professionals an access to its Video Library. From April 13th to 23rd, it provides viewing, on individual screens in the Collection Room of the Forum des images, the series presented in the festival program (except those from the US) as well as an extra selection of some of the latest series from around the world. Discover a large selection of productions from 25 countries such as Brazil, Colombia, Croatia and many others. Through this overview of current television, we hope to enhance their pan-European and international distribution.
 
ARGENTINA
 
REY’S EDUCATION (LA EDUCACIÓN DEL REY)

2017 / ep 1 and 2 – 2x26min (series 8x26min)
creators and writers: Juan Manuel Bordón, Santiago Esteves / director: Santiago Esteves / composer: Mario Galván / cast: Germán De Silva, Matías Encinas, Esteban Lamothe / producer: 13 conejos / Argentina broadcaster: Tv Pública / international sales: Urban Distribution International
 
Escaping from his criminal baptism, Reynaldo Galíndez lands in the patio of the house inhabited by a retired security guard. He offers him a deal: the young boy will repair the damage caused to his home when falling – in return for not being handed over to the police.
 

 
AUSTRALIA
 
DEEP WATER
2016 / ep1 and 2 – 2x55min (series 4x55min)
writer: Kris Wyld / director: Shawn Seet / composer: Antony Partos / cast: Noah Taylor, Yael Stone, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Danielle Cormack / producer: Blackfella Films / Australia broadcaster: SBS (Special Broadcasting Service) / international sales: DCD Rights
 
When the mutilated corpse of a young man is found in an apartment, two detectives are assigned the case. With mounting evidence to suggest the perpetrator has killed before, they start digging through old investigations.
 

 
THE WARRIORS
2017 / ep2 and 3 – 2x30min (series 8x30min)
creators: Tony Briggs, Robert Connolly / writers: Jon Bell, Tony Briggs, Tracy Rigney / directors: Beck Cole, Steven McGregor, Catriona McKenzie, Adrian Russell Wills / cast: Gordon Churchill, Reece Milne, Nelson Baker, Ben Knight, Lisa McCune / producer: Arenamedia / Australia broadcaster: ABC Australia / international sales: Entertainment One
 
The once great Warriors Football Club is pinning its hopes and dwindling reputation on three untested rookies and a jaded star. For Maki, Zane and Scottie, sporting success means leaving home and finding a place in an unfamiliar world.
 

 
BRAZIL
 
ONE AGAINST ALL (UM CONTRA TODOS)
2016 / ep1 and 2 – 2x40min (series 8x40min)
writers: Thomas Stavros, Gustavo Lipsztein, Breno Silveira / director: Breno Silveira / composer: Berna Ceppas / cast: Julio Andrade, Julia Ianina, Adriano Garib, Silvio Giundane / producers: Conspiração Filmes, FOX Network Group Brazil / Brazil broadcasters: Fox, Fox Premium / international sales: Fox International Studios
 
Cadu, an attorney from a small town see his life suddenly shaken. He is misidentified as a Drug Lord and taken into jail. To survive in prison he pretends to be the criminal they think he is while his wife tries to prove his innocence.
 

 
CANADA
 
FEUX
2016 / ep1 and 2 – 2x45min (series 10x45min)
creator and writer: Serge Boucher / director: Claude Desrosiers / composer: Patrick Lavoie / cast: Maude Guérin, Alexandre Goyette / producer: Amalga Créations Médias / Canada broadcaster: ICI Radio Canada / international sales: CBC/Radio-Canada Distribution
 
After 30 years, Claudine and Marc reunite by coincidence. As a teenager, Claudine was one of the last persons to see Marc’s mother alive, before she died in a fire; one that started immediately after Claudine left following an evening of babysitting. What really happened that night?
 

 
PLAN B
2017 / ep1 – 1x60min (series 6x60min)
creators: Jean-François Asselin, Jacques Drolet, Louis Morissette / writers: Jean-François Asselin, Jacques Drolet / director: Jean-François Asselin / composer: Mathieu Vanasse / cast: Louis Morissette, Magalie Lépine-Blondeau, Emile Proulx-Cloutier, Fabien Cloutier / producer: KOTV / Canada broadcaster: Série + / international sales: KOTV
 
Who has not at one time wanted to go back and change the course of events? And what if you were given a second chance? The day when Philippe discovers an incredible small company called PLAN B that offers the possibility of going back in time, he does not hesitate.
 

 
SIMONE (LES SIMONE)
2017 / ep1 and 2 – 2x21min (series 13x21min)
creator: Kim Lévesque-Lizotte / writers: Kim Lévesque-Lizotte, Louis Morissette / director: Ricardo Trogi / composers: Ariane Moffatt, Joseph Marchand / cast: Anne-Élisabeth Bossé, Rachel Graton, Marie-Eve Perron, David Giguère, Karine Gonthier-Hyndman / producer: KOTV / Canada broadcaster: ICI Radio Canada
 
After graduating, Maxim leaves everything to try her luck in Montreal. She meets Laurence and Nikki. The issues, distress and loneliness of three women in their late twenties.
 

 
COLOMBIA
 
2091
2016 / ep 1 and 2 – 2x60min (series 12x60min)
creator: Andrés Gélos / writers: Andrés Gélos, Martin Preusche, Natacha Caravia, Luis E. Langlemey, Constanza Cabrera, Lucila Podesta / directors: Felipe Martínez Amador, Alvaro Curiel / composer: Emilio Kauderer / cast: Manolo Cardona, Angie Cepeda, Christopher Von Uckermann, Cristina Rodlo, Julio Bracho / producers: Fox International Channels, Fox Telecolombia / Colombia broadcaster: Fox Latin America / international sales: Fox International Studios
 
It’s the year 2091. The best seven gamers in the world are recruited by a powerful company to play against each other in an extreme videogame. Everything will change when one of them discovers the sinister truth hidden within the game that may put their own lives in danger.
 

 
CROATIA
 
THE PAPER (NOVINE)
2016 / ep 1 and 2 – 2x50min (series 12x50min)
creators: Ivica Djikic, Nebojsa Taraba, Miodrag Sila / writer: Ivica Đikić / director: Dalibor Matanić / composers: Jura Ferina, Pavao Miholjević / cast: Branka Katić, Trpimir Jurkić, Aleksandar Cvjetković, Zijad Gracić / producer: Drugi plan / Croatia broadcaster: HTV1 (Croatian Television 1) / international sales: Keshet International
 
An influential contractor buys a newspaper in deep financial trouble. He has two questionable motives: to keep the investigation of his mother out of the news and coerce the paper into writing favourably about the presidential candidate he is backing.
 

 
DENMARK
 
SOMETHING’S ROCKIN’ (MERCUR)
2016 / ep1 and 2 – 2×42 min (series 10x42min)
creators: Søren Frellesen, Jesper Malmose / writers: Søren Frellesen, Jesper Malmose, Jenny Lund Madsen / directors: Charlotte Sachs Bostrup, Mogens Hagedorn / composer: Jacob Groth / cast: Andreas Jessen, Neel Rønholt, Jon Lange, Stephania Potalivo / producer: SAM Productions / Denmark broadcaster: TV2 / international sales: STUDIOCANAL
 
In 1958, a clever mind had found a loophole in the legislation, allowing for radio airwaves to be transmitted, despite the state broadcaster’s otherwise fixed monopoly. A small group of idealists decided to deliver rock and pop music to the people in a new, youthful ways.
 

 
FINLAND
 
LOVE & ORDER (MYRSKYN JALKEEN)
2016 / ep1 to 3 – 3x50min (series 3x50min)
creators and writers: Leea Klemola, Kaarina Hazard / director: Leea Klemola / composer: Timo Forsström / cast: Kaarina Hazard, Henry Hanikka, Mikko Roiha, Aimo Räsänen / producer: Elokuvayhtiö Oy AAMU / Finland broadcaster and international sales: Yle (Yleisradio Oy)
 
Finland is not recovering after the devastating superstorm Tuula. Besides the damages in infrastructure, people are also flipping out. Especially men. When human bondings are weakening, police inspector Rauni Kolehmainen makes an effort to keep the world from falling apart.
 

 
GERMANY
 
WELCOME TO HINDAFING (HINDAFING)
2017 / ep 1 and 2 – 2x45min (series 6x45min)
writers: Niklas Hoffmann, Boris Kunz, Rafael Parente / director: Boris Kunz / composer: Daniel Reichel / cast: Maximilian Brückner, Andreas Glebel, Katrin Röver, Petra Berndt / producer: NeueSuper / Germany broadcaster: BR (Bayerischer Rundfunk) / international sales: Global Screen
 
The rise and fall of ballsy provincial mayor Alfons Zischl and his village of Hindafing, deep in the Bavarian backwoods. A place far from any touristy clichés, pretending to be much hipper than it actually is.
 

 
ICELAND
 
FANGAR – PRISONERS (FANGAR)
2016 / ep1 and 2 – 2x50min (series 6x50min)
writers: Margrét Örnólfsdóttir, Ragnar Bragason, Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir, Unnur Ösp Stefánsdóttir / director: Ragnar Bragason / cast: Thora Bjorg Helga, Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Kristbjörg Kjeld, Katla Njálsdóttir / producers: Mystery Productions in cooperation with The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RUV), Vesturport / Iceland broadcaster: RUV / international sales: Global Screen
 
Linda is sent to serve time in Iceland’s only women’s prison for a vicious assault that leaves her father in a coma. But no-one knows that she harbours a dark secret that could tear her family apart, a secret that could set her free.
 

 
IRELAND
 
STRIKING OUT

2016 / ep1 and 2 – 2x60min (series 4x60min)
creator: James Phelan / writers: James Phelan, Rob Heyland, Mike O’Leary / director: Lisa James Larsson / composer: Jack C. Arnold / cast: Amy Huberman, Neil Morrissey, Emmet Byrne, Fiona O’Shaughnessy / producer: Bl!nder Films / Ireland broadcaster: RTE One / international sales: DCD Rights
 
When Tara Rafferty discovers her fiancé and fellow solicitor has been cheating with a colleague – she breaks up with him, quits her job at the prestigious law firm they worked at together, and sets up her own practice specialising in family and divorce law.
 

 
ISRAEL
URI AND ELLA
2017 / ep1 and 2 – 2x35min (series 11x35min)
creators: Dina Sanderson, Ofer Seker, Yuval Shafferman / writers: Dina Sanderson, Ofer Seker / director: Yuval Shafferman / composers: Guy Levy, Gal Toren / cast: Shlomo Bar-Aba, Dina Sanderson, Liron Weissman, Pablo Rosenberg, Gal Toren / producer: Yoav Gross Productions / Israel broadcaster: HOT / international sales: ADD Content Agency
 
In the year following Tammy’s death, Uri and Ella have turned from father and daughter to a sort of a couple themselves. Everyone, including themselves, know that this relationship must change, and quickly.
 

 
ITALY
 
THE RED DOOR (LA PORTA ROSSA)
2017 / ep1 and 2 – 2x50min (series 12x50min)
creators: Carlo Lucarelli, Giampiero Rigosi / writers: Carlo Lucarelli, Giampiero Rigosi, Sofia Assirelli, Michele Cogo / director: Carmine Elia / composer: Stefano Lentini / cast: Gabriella Pession, Lino Guanciale, Antonio Gerardi, Valentina Romani / producer: Velafilm Srl / Italy broadcaster: Rai2 / international sales: STUDIOCANAL
 
Commissioner Cagliostro has seen a lot of things during his career but nothing like this. The man lying dead on the floor of an industrial shed is him! Before bowing out, he wants to nail his killer. The only person who can help him in this mission is a seventeen-year-old clairvoyant girl named Vanessa.
 

 
THE NETHERLANDS
 
FLIGHT HS13 (VLUCHT HS13)
2016 / ep1 and 2 – 2x46min (series 10x46min)
creator: Berkun Oya / writers: Berkun Oya, Marion Pauw, Elle van Rijn, Lineke van den Boezem / directors: Hanro Smitsman, André van Duren, Iván López Núñez / composer: Stavros Markonis / cast: Katja Schuurman, Daniël Boissevain, Jeroen Spitzenberger, Reinout Bussemaker / producer: Column Film / Netherlands broadcaster: KRO NCRV / international sales: Eccho Rights
 
Liv’s life is turned upside down when her husband’s plane crashes killing all onboard. Yet when news of the victims comes through, it emerges he never boarded the flight – he met another woman at the airport and left together with her. An adaptation of the turkish TV Series The End.
 

 
RUSSIA
 
INFIDELITY
2015 / ep1 and 2 – 2×42 min (series 16x42min)
creators: Valery Fedorovich, Igor Mishin, Alexander Doulerain / writer: Daria Gratsevich / director: Vadim Perelman / composer: Alexander Sokolov / cast: Elena Lyadova, Glafira Tarkhanova, Evgeny Stychkin, Denis Shvedov / producer: Kinotrest / Russia broadcaster and international sales: TNT Broadcasting Network
Asya is in her early thirties. She has a husband, who seems to love her very much. She also has three lovers. One of her childhood friend, who is living with a rich man, asks Asya to teach her to live life to the fullest. Asya agrees to help her, which only aggravates her own situation.
 

 
SPARTA
2017 / ep1 and 2 – 2x50min (8x50min)
writer: Ilya Tilkin / director: Yegor Baranov / composer: Ryan Otter / cast: Artem Tkachenko, Alexander Petrov, Valery Shkirando, Petar Zakavitsa, Marina Kalecki / producer: Sreda Production / Russia broadcaster: Channel 1 Russia / international sales: Sreda Production
 
A young teacher throws herself out of a window. Is it suicide or murder? That’s what the local policeman, recently demoted from detective, has to find out. He discovers students are involved in a computer game called “Sparta”, an immoral and cruel game where there are no set rules.
 

 
SOUTH KOREA
THE K2
2016 / ep1 and 2 – 2x65min (series 16x65min)
writer: Jang Hyeok-rin / director: Kwak Jung-Hwan / composers: Kim Bo Hyung, Yoo Sung Eun, Min Kyung Hoon, Park Kwang Sun / cast: Ji Chang-Wook, Im Yoon-Ah, Song Yoon-A, Jo Sung-Ha / producer: HB Entertainment / South Korea broadcaster: tvN / international sales: Vlexhan Distribution
 
Kim Je-ha, a former mercenary soldier, gets framed for the murder of his lover, a civilian. As a result, he runs away. Returning to South Korea, he get involved in a merciless battle between two presidential candidates.
 

 
SPAIN
LIFELINE (PULSACIONES)
2017 / ep1 – 1x60min (series 10x60min)
creators and writers: Emilio Aragón, Francisco Roncal, Carmen O.Carbonero / directors: Emilio Aragón, David Ulloa, David Victori / composer: Juan Carlos Cuello / cast: Pablo Derqui, Leonor Watling, Ingrid Rubio, Meritxell Calvo / producer: Globomedia / Spain broadcaster: Antena 3 (AtresMedia Group) / international sales: Imagina International sales
 
Álex, a reputed surgeon, has a heart attack and gets a heart transplant as a consequence. From that moment onwards, he will start having strange nightmares about the murder of his heart donor. Álex will be compelled to investigate this death and to live between two families, his own and his donor.
 

 
SWEDEN
FARANG
2017 / ep1 and 2 – 2×45 (series 8x45min)
creators: Malin Lind Lagerlöf, Stefan Thunberg / writers: Malin Lind Lagerlöf, Veronica Zacco, Niklas Rockström, Anders Sparring / directors: Daniel di Grado, Erik Leijonborg / composers: Jon Ekstrand, Anders Niska, Klas Wahl / cast: Ola Rapace, Louise Nyvall, Yayaying Rhatha Phongam, Sahajak Boonthanakit, Gerhard Hoberstorfer / producer: Warner Bros. / Sweden broadcaster: C More and TV4 / international sales: Red Arrow International
 
Former criminal Rickard has vanished. Fleeing Sweden and the old friends he has testified against, he abandons his name, his life, and his family to start over in Thailand. Ten years later his fifteen-year-old daughter Thyra comes looking for him.
 

 
THE BONUS FAMILY (BONUSFAMILJEN)
2016 / ep1 and 2 – 2x44min (series 10x44min)
creators: Clara Herngren, Moa Herngren, Felix Herngren, Calle Marthin / writers: Jesper Harrie, Calle Marthin, Moa Herngren, Mikael Syrén, Hans Ingemansson / directors: Felix Herngren, Emma Bucht, Martin Persson, Karin Fahlén, Eddie Åhgren / composers: David Engellau, Love Martinsen / cast: Vera Vitali, Erik Johansson, Petra Mede, Fredrik Hallgren / producer: FLX / Sweden broadcaster: SVT in co-production with NRK, YLE, DR and RUV
 
Lisa and Patrick, a young couple, are willing to start a family. They have to manage the unexpected reaction of their formers partners with whom they both already have a child. The hectic daily life of a blended family.
 

 
UNITED KINGDOM
JAMESTOWN
2017 / ep1 – 1x90min (series 1x90min and 7x60min)
writer: Bill Gallagher / director: John Alexander / cast: Sophie Rundle, Niamh Walsh, Naomi Battrick, Max Beesley, Jason Flemyng / producer: Carnival Films / broadcaster U.K: Sky 1 / international sales: NBC Universal
 
1619, the first English settlers establish a community in the New World. Amongst those landing onshore are a group of women destined to be married to the men of Jamestown.