APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN !

From September 14th to November 8th, 2020

CANNESERIES UNLIMITED

Make the most of this exceptional opportunity to integrate a creative writing development scheme that will allow you to get closer to the series industry by better understanding its artistic, commercial and pragmatic requirements.

THE BRIEF

Europe and its History are an inexhaustible source of inspiration, with strong fictional potential. The appropriation of the brief and the treatment you are going to do with it must be in line with the European imaginary, which is filled with strong subjects,real or fictitious heroes and emblematic places, sometimes not much exploited in films and series.

 

Thanks to your original creations, this writing residency has the ambition to make this heritage shine, and to promote the creation of universal stories with an international scope.

You can choose one of the two following themes while respecting a short format of 15 minutes per episode : 

Story of Love & near future

Teenagers, dreams & empowerment.

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS

Experience

Justify a content creation experience (short or feature film, theater, novel, comic strip, one man show, etc.)

Language

English must be fluent enough to be able to participate in the development workshops.
French can however be used for writing your project.

Co-written projects

Co-written projects are accepted but only one of the two authors can join the intensive 3-week residency in Cannes.

THE APPLICATION FORM

To be submitted before November 8th, as a PDF file including the above documents in the following order (Please use a 12-point font).
Any non-compilant file will not be considered. 

Registration Form
Download here

Project pitch
5 lines

3 pages document
a logline, premise, central conflicts, characters description, tone.
(Optional : a few lines about the next episodes).

Guidance note  

1 page

CV

Moodboard

(Optional)

Links to previous audiovisual works

(Optional)

A RESIDENCY IN TWO STAGES

Stage 1

Stage 2

18 candidates follow the online program for 2 months. They benefit from regular monitoring provided by mentors and participate in masterclasses led by industry professionals.

Immersive residency in Cannes for a period of
3 weeks (affiliated with the Canneseries Festival).

Pitch

Pitch session in front of a jury of professionals.
Selection of the
8 finalists who will enter the residency in Cannes.

(The dates mentioned below are subject to change)

November 2020

Closing of applications.

Sunday November 8th at midnight.

Study of files

December 2020

Announcement of the 18 preselected on file.

Beginning of the remote residency (5 pages synopsis).

January 2021

Synopsis of 10 pages.

February 2021

Midterm Pitch with the Canal + team. Selection of the 8 finalists.

March 2021

Monday March 29th.

Beginning of the intensive 3-week residency in Cannes.
Objective: writing a pre-bible and a pilot.

April 2021

Friday April 16th.

Final Pitch.

May 2021

After residency:
writing a bible.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions regarding the selection process or the program, please do not hesitate to contact us!

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