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CANNESERIES
Unlimited

Residence for writing series

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The Creative Framework

CANNESERIES Unlimited is a writing residency aimed at developing the next generation of series writers and original content that is distinctly European in flavor.

Candidates should reflect on the thematic brief below and propose an original series relative to it in any genre. We are looking for strong and universal stories set in a European context; whether contemporary or historical, real or fictional. You might explore emblematic or little-known places, contemporary stories or revisited myths and legends. No matter your focus, Europe should be at the heart of your proposed project.

Thematic
brief

Serie from 10 to 26 minutes

Huis Clos



(single

location)

Selection
criteria

 

Selection
criteria

 

Experience

Share your experience in content creation (Film, script or other media)

Only ‘solo’ writers will be considered

(No co-written projects)

Only projects without a producer attached

will be eligible

Language

Applications may be completed in English or French. During the residence, all sessions and written work will be in English. Therefore, all applicants must be sufficiently fluent in English to participate.

Application
form

To be submitted before October 30, 2021, in a single PDF.

Submit in the order of the documents listed below.
All documentation must use a font size of 12 pt. to be considered.

Curriculum Vitae

1 /

Pitch (5 lines), Series concept (1 page), Letter of intention (1 page)

2 /

Screenwriting sample (5 pages)

3 /

Produced film and/or televison credits, if applicable

4 /

Moodboard for your proposed project*

5 /

*optional

The Selection
Process in
2 Steps

18 projects will be
pre-selected as finalists.
The 18 pre-selected will have
individual
interviews with
the selection
committee,
after which they will
revisetheir series concept.

1 /

The 18 preselected
will pitch their
revised concepts
to a panel including
the Canal+
creative team.
6 writers will be
selected to participate
in the residence.

2/

The Residency
in 3 Phases

Phase 1/

The first phase of the residency will be online, in collective workshops with creative advisors and fellow participants

Phase 2/

Three weeks of intensive, rigorous creative writing workshops in Cannes in parallel with  the CANNESERIES Festival

Phase 3/

The final phase of the residency will consist in online sessions

Predicted

timetable

CANNESERIES Festival 1st - 6th April 2022
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