Series Rough Pitch - The Balkan Way présente sept projets de séries régionaux
par Mariana Hristova
- L’événement, lancé l’année dernière par Desk Europe créative – MEDIA Office Croatie, va de nouveau se tenir en ligne
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Following a successful pilot edition which gathered more than 10,000 viewers in total, the second Series Rough Pitch – The Balkan Way forum will be live-streamed on 7 November starting at 12:00 (CET) via the CED – MEDIA Office Croatia’s official Youtube channel and its respective Facebook page, as well as the pages of the other MEDIA Offices involved: those in Austria, Bulgaria, Germany (Berlin – Brandenburg), Greece, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia. The event is also recognized and supported by the Bulgarian National Film Centre, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the Film Centre of Montenegro, the North Macedonia Film Agency, and the Film Center Serbia.
In response to the high demand for TV series and in order to keep up with the needs of the European and global TV market scene, the Balkan region pitching platform has invited the same tutors again: Swedish producer Helene Granqvist and Danish scriptwriter Valeria Richter. Both professionals helped the selected projects and their teams to work on their stories and their intriguing presentations prior to the online live pitching event.
The call was open to participants coming from nine countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Slovenia, and Serbia. Three of the seven projects chosen among the 24 received in total are from Croatia and two are from Greece, while Bulgaria and Serbia are represented by one project each.
The jury consists of seven members, all experts in the field: Andrea Hoffmann from Berlinale Co-Production Market/Co-Pro Series, Mira Staleva from Sofia Meetings, Nadja Radojevic from European Showrunner Programme/Internationale Filmschule Köln, Solène Moreau from Festival Series Mania/Series Mania Forum, Susanne Spellitz from ORF, Angelica Cantisani from TorinoFilmLab, and Grace Maharaj from WIFT Sweden. They will decide which project deserves the award of €3,000 and a Special mention, while Series Mania Forum will also offer free accreditations for their upcoming edition.
“By organising Series Rough Pitch - The Balkan Way, we seek to safeguard, develop and promote European cultural and linguistic diversity but also to increase the competitiveness and the economic potential of the audiovisual sector from the Balkan region”, says Martina Petrovic, organiser and Head of CED – MEDIA Office Croatia. “At the same time, we also respect each project’s uniqueness and its author by developing safe spaces for culturally diverse stories.”
The selected projects are:
Scriptwriter/creator: Teodora Markova
Producer: Martichka Bozhilova/Agitprop (Bulgaria)
Scriptwriter/creator: Ana Badurina
Producer: Antitalent (Croatia)
Creator: Ivan Grgur (Croatia)
Scriptwriters: Filip Peruzović & Nikolina Bogdanović
Director: Filip Peruzović (Croatia)
Scriptwriter: Christiane Lange (Greece)
Scriptwriter/creator: Dimitris Logiadis
Producer: Filmiki (Greece)
Creators: Lea Stanković & Ivan Knežević (Serbia)
(Traduit de l'anglais)
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