Develop your craft and an original series in Cannes, the epicenter of cinema.
Engage in a rigorous development process and earn a diploma from the Université Côte d’Azur.
Work under the guidance and supervision of Canal+’s creative team.
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.
Serie from 10 to 26 minutes
Share your experience in content creation
(Film, script or other media)
Only ‘solo’ writers
will be considered
(No co-written projects)
without a producer
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.
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.
Pitch (5 lines), Series concept (1 page), Letter of intention (1 page)
Screenwriting sample (5 pages)
Produced film and/or televison credits, if applicable
Moodboard for your proposed project*
18 projects will be
pre-selected as finalists.
The 18 pre-selected will have
after which they will
revisetheir series concept.
The 18 preselected
will pitch their
to a panel including
6 writers will be
selected to participate
in the residence.
in 3 Phases
The first phase of the residency will be online, in collective workshops with creative advisors and fellow participants
Three weeks of intensive, rigorous creative writing workshops in Cannes in parallel with the CANNESERIES Festival
The final phase of the residency will consist in online sessions