Film Festival Cologne | European Series Day
European Series Day

European Series Day

Thursday, 20. Oct 2022, 10:00 - 15:00
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In cooperation with ifs internationale filmschule köln, Creative Europe Desk NRW and Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

The European Series Day presents the European serial market’s trends and tendencies and discusses story development, international opportunities for co-production and the far-reaching changes in distribution. German and European high-end series are a focus, as are the young creatives who palpably and enduringly enliven this marketplace.


Host: Marike Muselaers, Chief Content & Partnerships Officer, Lumière Benelux, Amsterdam


10:00–10:15 hrs, Welcome
Meike Savarin, Consultant TV/Series, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Düsseldorf


10:15–10:45 hrs, Keynote
Stories Worth Telling
Carolina Dias, Creative Producer and Writer THE DEAD QUEEN, RAGE, Lisbon 


10:45–11:15 hrs, Presentation
Market Overview
Avril Blondelot, Head of Content Insight, Mediametrie Glance, Paris
Siméon Mirzayantz, International Sales Manager, Mediametrie Glance, Paris


11:15–12:00 hrs, Panel
European Showrunner Think Tank: Producing in the Showrunner Model
Petja Peltomaa, Writer and Showrunner, Helsinki
María Cervera, Producer, Vice President Content Development EMEAA, VIS (a division of Paramount), Madrid
Andi Wecker, Producer, Writer and Showrunner, Cologne


12:00–13:00 hrs, Lunch Break


13:00–13:30 hrs, Case Study
Upcoming Series from Europe: THE GYMNASTS
Valerio Bonelli, Director, London
Carlotta Carlori, Producer, Indigo Film, Rome
Ludovica Rampoldi, Screenwriter, Rome
Cosima Spender, Director, London
Bettina Wente, Producer, Network Movie, Cologne


13:30–14:00 hrs, Case Study
Upcoming Series from Germany: I AM SCROOGE
Hannu Salonen, Director, Constance
Dominik Frankowski, Producer, Zeitsprung Pictures, Cologne


14:00–14:30 hrs, Case Studies & Panel
The Future is Female! Young and Radical Short Form Series

Aylin Kockler, Creator & Writer, Munich

Alice Gruia, Writer & Director, Producer & Actor, Cologne


14:30–15:00 hrs, Panel
Old School - New School
10 Years MA Serial Storytelling: The European Series Market from the Next Generation’s Perspective
Lilly Bogenberger, Writer, Munich
Mats Frey, Writer & Director, Zurich
Ljubica Lukovic, Writer, Belgrade
Marina Cardozo, Writer, Porto Alegre