"die Seriale" is the oldest festival in Germany for short form digital series.
The four-day festival is dedicated to audience, creators, students and all series fans. The Official Selection with over 60 series and pilots from 18 countries is presented in the local movie theater. The supporting program offers a conference with Q&As, lectures and panel discussions.

At the Award Ceremony the most outstanding series will be awarded by an international expert jury. The 5th annual edition of 'die Seriale' has a special focus on Argentinian digitial series.


Conference Program

The Educational offers lectures and discussions that intend to bring together film and media scholars with creators. How did the web series world develop in the past two decades? Where are we standing now and what is changing? What are the differences in the dramaturgical structure between short and long form series? What are the up-and-coming ideas and formats? And how do we look at short form digital series from a film- and media-theoretical perspective? The Educational is a cooperation with the "Hessen Film & Media Academy", the network of 13 Hessian universities.


Movie Theater Giessen

On 4 days and in 8 screenings over 60 digital series and pilot episodes will be screened. We'll start with an open-air screening in Wetzlar with focus on Hessian series, all other 7 screenings will take place in Kinocenter Giessen. Series from 18 countries offer a versatile program. Numerous series creators will be present and give insights into the production of their series.

jury series

jury documentary

jury animation

jury pilots


the venues

Red Carpet & Award Ceremony

The Red Carpet & the Award Ceremony will take place at Townhall Giessen on Sunday.

Rathaus Giessen / Townhall Giessen
Berliner Platz 1
35390 Giessen

Screenings: Kinocenter Giessen

The Opening Ceremony and the seven screening blocks will take place in the centrally located movie theater Kinocenter Giessen.

Kinocenter Giessen
Bahnhofstrasse 34
35390 Giessen


Educational: Hotel & Restaurant heyligenstaedt

The "Educational" with lectures & panels will take place here. The events are free and open for everyone.

Hotel & Restaurant heyligenstaedt
Aulweg 41
35392 Giessen


Club Night: Dach Cafe Giessen

The Saturday evening and the Club Night will take place at the Dach Cafe, above the roofs of Giessen.

Dachcafe Giessen
Ludwigsplatz 11
35390 Giessen

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Ostanlage 25A
35390 Giessen

phone +49 641 13295 398
fax +49 641 13295 433

e-mail info@die-seriale.de