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SERIES MANIA 2019

Created in Paris in 2010, SERIES MANIA International Festival brings to the large screen the best series in the world throughout the 9-day event in Lille with some of the most renowned creators, screenwriters, directors and talent.
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- WINNER: SERIESMANIA 2019 -

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WINNER: PURPLE (FRANCE)

SERIESMANIA 2019 CO-PRO PITCH

Mother Productions / Silex Films

Writers: Judith Havas, Noémie de Lapparent

Purple is the story of 5 young women in late -1990s Paris. Just about to give up their own dreams, they decide to pull together and open a club: Purple, a safe and free space for women only… Inspired by the true story of the Pulp, a highly famous French lesbian club which redefined the rules of the dancefloor and the electronic music scene, Purple will be a place to cut loose from social conventions and open new frontiers. With this new territory comes empowerment, romances and disillusionment.

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WINNER: THE VIRTUE (UK)

GRAND PRIX 

WINNER BEST ACTOR: Stephen Graham 

CREATED BY: Shane Meadow 

Joseph uses alcohol to numb the pain and loneliness of an existence that is gradually eating away at him. He decides to confront the past he fled when he was still young. He discovers a loving home with his sister, whom he hasn’t seen for 30 years, and establishes a deep spiritual relationship with his sister-in-law, a fiery young woman. When the dark secrets he has kept buried since childhood return to the surface, Joseph must choose revenge or forgiveness.

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WINNER: JUST FOR TODAY (ISRAEL)

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

Created by: Nir Bergman, Ram Nehari

Written & Directed by: Nir Bergman

Produced by: Endemol Shine Israel

Distributed by: yes Studios

 

When a half-way home for recently released prisoners faces permanent closure – the former prisoners face a dramatic junction –- will they be able to integrate back into society or will they be thrown back into their previous lives? The series centers around Anat, an idealist social worker and current manager of the group home, who deals with both the shutting down of her life’s work and the reemergence of Niko, her former ward and flame.

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WINNER: MYTHO (FRANCE)

AUDIENCE AWARD

WINNER BEST ACTRESS: Marina Hands

Written by: Anne Berest
Directed by: Fabrice Gobert

Producer: Unité de Production, ARTE France

Broadcast: ARTE / Netflix  

 

Devoted mother and wife, Elvira feels more and more invisible to her family. One day, she gives into temptation and becomes caught up in a dreadful web of lies in her quest for love and attention.
Fabrice Gobert (The Returned) is behind the camera for this comedy-drama starring Marina Hands and Mathieu Demy.

WINNER: EXIT (NORWAY)

INTL PANORAMA / BEST SERIES

WINNER BEST ACTRESS: Marina Hands

Created by: Petter Testmann-Koch, Øystein Karlsen
Written & Directed by: Øystein Karlsen

Producer: Fremantle Norway

Broadcast: NRK

 

From the top of their glass skyscraper, Adam, William, Henrik, and Jeppe feel like they rule Oslo’s financial empire. But behind the dazzling veneer, these 30-somethings who have already got it all are desperately trying to escape their daily lives filled with ever-more-demanding family obligations and professional expectations. A shocking tragic comedy about the hidden side of Norway, based on real-life experiences.

WINNER: PEOPLE TALKING (SPAIN)

SHORT FORM

WINNER BEST ACTRESS: Marina Hands

Created/Written / Directed by: Álvaro Carmona

Producer/Distributor: Atresmedia

Broadcast: Neox, Atresplayer

 

A Tinder date that looks like it’s going nowhere. A confession in church hides an unconventional request. A 70-year-old lectures his neighbor on his unreasonable behavior. A couple argue about their son’s future… Comprised of several sketches, this series breaks taboos and strips bare everyone involved, with humor and a sharp eye.

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