The SERIESMAKERS Programme 2022 for feature film directors.

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Application Deadline: 15 September 2022

SERIESMAKERS is a new creative initiative which focuses on feature film directors who venture into the world of series created by Series Mania Forum & BETA Group.

SERIESMAKERS will select 10 teams with an idea for a scripted TV series to participate in a tailor-made training program focused on developing a full pitch deck. Experienced mentors and A-list directors, showrunners, writers, and producers will guide new series creatives in online workshops.


  • At the end of the programme, a jury will award two teams with a € 50,000 (fifty thousand euros) award each to develop a pilot script and a bible with additional creative support. In addition, a new award of €20,000 for emerging talent introduced by the Kirch Foundation will be established to the Beta award for two selected projects of €50,000 each.
  • The awarded teams will be presented at Series Mania Forum 2023 and will be given the opportunity to participate at Series Mania Forum 2024 to present their projects.

Program Details

  • Feature film directors with a series project can apply in duo with a producer or a scriptwriter.
  • The programme offers 3 development grants for a total of €120K.
  • The ten selected duos will have the opportunity to participate in two three-day online workshops (one in November, one in January).
  • They will be guided by big names in the industry such as Marti Noxon (Sharp Objects, UnReal), Michael Hirst (Vikings, The Tudors), Agnieszka Holland (House of Cards, The Killing) or Hagai Levi (In Treatment, The Affair). Renowned mentors Felipe Braga, Janine Jackowski, Isabelle Lindberg Pechou and Ronit Weiss-Berkowitz, will accompany the participants through the programme and help them develop a comprehensive pitch deck for their TV series projects.

The deadline for applications is 15 September 2022.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the SERIESMAKERS Programme

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