Liebes Kind

European Series Day

Friday, 20. Oct 2023, 10:00 - 15:00
Filmpalast · Kino 1
Kostenfrei mit Anmeldung über Tickets
In cooperation with ifs Internationale Filmschule Köln, Creative Europe Desk NRW and Film- and Medienstiftung NRW

Every year, the European Series Day presents the most important trends in the European series market. The challenges and opportunities of international co-productions as well as the far-reaching changes in distribution and marketing channels in the digital age are discussed. In keynotes, panels and case studies, the focus is not only on German and European high-end series but also on the young creatives who enrich and enliven the industry.

Moderation: Marike Muselaers, Head of International Financing & Coproductions at Nordisk Film Production, Stockholm

10:00-10:15 a.m., Welcome
Nadja Radojevic, Managing Director, ifs – Internationale Filmschule Köln, Cologne

10:15-10:45 a.m., Presentation
The European Series – Market Overview
Siméon Mirzayantz, International Sales Manager, Médiamétrie Glance, Paris

10:45-11:15 a.m., Keynote
International Series Co-Productions as an Engine for Innovation
Jan Maxa, Director of Digital Services, Czech Television, Prague

11:15-12:00 a.m., Panel
European Showrunner Think Tank – Adapting the Showrunner Model to a Project’s Needs 
Marianne Wendt, Writer and Showrunner, Berlin
Bettina Alber, Head of Series, SRF Swiss Radio and Television, Zurich
Benedikt Böllhoff, Producer, Viafilm, München

12:00-13:00 p.m., Break

13:00-13:30 p.m., Case Study – Talk
THE FORTRESS - Norwegian Science Fiction about Foreclosure and Resource Scarcity
John Kåre Raake, Screenwriter and Author, Oslo

13:30-14:00 p.m., Case Study – Talk
FREIHEIT IST DAS EINZIGSTE, WAS ZÄHLT – Satire About the Exit from Democracy, the “Führer” Principle and Revolutionary Pathos
Jan Bonny, Writer and Director, Köln 
Jan Eichberg, Screenwriter, Cologne
Judith Fülle, Produzentin, btf, Cologne

14:00-14:30 p.m., Case Study – Talk
LIEBES KIND – Family Makes or Breaks You. The Globally Successful Pychothriller-Series Made in Cologne
Isabel Kleefeld, Writer and Director, Cologne
Tom Spieß, Producer, Constantin Film, Cologne

14:30-15:00 p.m., Case Study – Talk
DAVOS 1917 – Historical Spy Drama at the European Secret Services’ Hour of Birth
Stefan Eichenberger, Producer, Contrast Film, Zurich
Adrian Illien, Headwriter, Zurich
Marcus Kreuz, Line Producer, Letterbox, Hamburg