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EastSeries

Press releases 2019-04-23

Invitation to submit your tv drama series project to EastSeries

EastSeries is a platform for the best drama series proposals from Central and Eastern Europe. It is organized by the Odesa International Film Festival powered by ScripTeast, a master training programme for the best Eastern European scriptwriters organized by Independent Film Foundation, in partnership with Series Mania, a unique event, entirely dedicated to series, to those who make them and those who watch them held in Lille, and with the support of Star Media, the biggest international film company in Ukraine. In 2019, a presentation will take place for the third time during Odesa International Film Festival.

4 to 6 best drama series projects with international potential that have been created by the best writers of Eastern and Central European origin, and/or owned by the production companies registered in one of the Eastern and Central European countries, will be selected.

Further details how to apply to EastSeries can be found on the official website of OIFF in the section “Film Industry Office”: Applications for the EastSeries program . Deadline for submissions is May 31st. Selection is made by the Committee appointed by the Odesa International Film Festival, ScripTeast and Star Media. The Public Pitching to broadcasters, streaming platforms, distributors and possible co-producers will be held in July in the framework of the Film Industry Office of the Odesa International Film Festival.

The awards of EastSeries are: a post-production service package in the amount of 20 000 USD from Star Media company and an invitation to the SERIES MANIA Writers' Campus (a week-long writing workshop open to only20 European writers taking place in  Lille were  they are  trained and mentored by experienced A-List  writers and the key industry decision-makers)

In 2018, 6 projects took part in Public Pitching. Star Media postproduction prize went to “Family Archives” by Marjan Alcevski, Andamion Murataj (Croatia).  Małgorzata Pilacińska (Poland) the scriptwriter of  “Smokey Eyes” was awarded with the invitation  to take part in the Series Mania Writers’ Campus 2019.

We look forward to welcoming your submission!