Berlinale continues focus on new drama serials
Berlinale's industry platform, the European Film Market and its Co-Production Market division, have announced that they will continue to host the newly added Drama Series Days in 2016.
Launched for the first time back in February, the initiative was met with much enthusiasm by both the film and the television industries.
The platform welcomes creators, buyers, sales agents, producers, commissioning editors and financial backers of high-quality drama to meet and present new serial content.
The organisation said in a statement that it is slowly resonating with the industry that “the best in new serial drama has a home in Berlin”.
With a panel programme, market screenings and a number of networking events, the Drama Series Days will offer further opportunities to strengthen connections within the rapidly developing network of the European and international television industries, in cooperation with partners such as Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and the Series Mania Co-production Forum in Paris.
This year, the event, which is held in the German capital on 15 and 16 February, is set to include a new feature in a high-quality documentary series screenings and events programme.
This, the organisation says, will cater also to the growing interest and attendance of documentary industry representatives at the EFM's platform Meet the Docs.
The Berlinale Co-Production Market will once again present a choice of about six hand-picked international drama series projects looking for co-producers and financial backers.
Plus Berlinale Talents – the annual summit and networking platform of the Berlin International Film Festival - will also join the initiative again, hosting a range of talks and discussions with acclaimed drama series experts.