program

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For the first time die Seriale spends a whole evening in Wetzlar. At the extraordinary location Lottehof the festival will commence its 5th edition with panel discussions and open air screenings of series and pilots from the competition. This evening sets special focus on regional series productions.

Lottehof Wetzlar
Lottestraße 8-10
35578 Wetzlar

Opening

Speaker: Jörg Kratkey

panel discussion

Meet the Creators 1

Experienced creators from Hessen talk about the Hessian digital series landscape, its peculiarities and developments of the last five years. They also speak about their past and current projects.

Guests: Marc Boutter Dominik Lando Matthias Noe Christian Stadach Anna-Marlene Wirtz

panel discussion

Lotte Haus Series

Lotte Haus is the first international web series co-production between South Korea and Germany, especially with Hessian producers. Secret roles play the Lotte World Tower in Seoul and the Lottehaus in Wetzlar. Director, producers and leading actress and actor of the series are present and talk about the production. In addition, director and producer Joo Hyun Yoo presents his two series in the competition.

Guests: Young Man Kang Genie Sang Bin Suh Joo Hyun Yoo

panel discussion

Meet the Creators 2

Creators of Hessian digital series from the competition present their work. They give insights in the development process and talk about their personal view on aesthetics, style and genre.

Guests: Jörg Buschka Svenja Büttner Marco Eisenbarth Ismail Erdogru Sebastian Jansen Jan Paschen

networking

Get together

educational

The Educational offers lectures and discussions that intend to bring together film and media scholars with creators. Where are we standing now and what is changing? What are the up-and-coming ideas and formats? And how do we look at digital series from a film- and media-theoretical perspective? The focus this year lies on the comparison between long and short form series and the specific structures according to their dramaturgy.

Hotel & Restaurant heyligenstaedt
Aulweg 41
35392 Giessen

Festival Pass Pick Up

introduction

Welcome to the 5th edition of die Seriale

talk

Past, Present, Future of Digital Series

5 years die Seriale. 5 years of developing digital series. Representatives from Digital Series Festivals from all over the world discuss how the format has changed and developed over the past 5 years. Digital series are going to be reflected from an international perspective and a bottom line will be drawn. Furthermore will be reflected on how this media might develop in the upcoming years - past, present and future of extraordinary visual storytelling.

Guests: Riccardo Cannella Rose of Dolls Liudmila Filonenko Young Man Kang George Reese

break

Coffee Break

presentation

UN3 Introduction

UN3, the channel of the National University of Tres de Febrero, began its activities in 2014 and since then it has been a pioneer in short-duration web series in Argentina today. Short presentation about UN3 and a preview of the 3 part workshop.

Speaker: Ariana Saiegh

talk

Hanshi Charlie: Cross-Media

In Hanshi Charlie, the cultural journalist Mathias Balzer and the filmmaker Luis Balthisar Balzer tell the story of Charlie Lenz. A 160- page report and a 3-part digital series create a multi-layered and touching portrait of the Swiss-Austrian Ju-Jitsu grandmaster. In the conversation, the cross-media aspect and the development of the project will be examined.

Guests: Mathias Balzer Luis Balthisar Balzer

panel discussion

Directors’ Panel

Directors of selected and nominated short form digital series will talk about their personal view on aesthetics, style, genre, and different formats. What do they consider as essential for a good series? What is visual storytelling to them? How did they find their personal style and artistic inspirations?

Kevin Longa Oliver Mend Maria Eva De Sanctis Christian Stadach Ludmila Wagnest Shamila Lengsfeld Catherine White

break

Lunch Break

Lecture

Faster, History! Kill! Kill! Digital Series and the presentation of history

Referencing series from this years competition, this lecture will analyse historical themed digital series and their conception of history. Anja Horstmann, teacher and employee at the Institute of Specialist Journalism History at Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, takes a look at short-form digital series and reflects on how this media depicts history and society of it’s time and which conception of history the viewer is left with.

Speaker: Anja Horstmann

panel discussion

Serial Writing - Between short form, long form and their dramaturgy

What is so special about short-form narration? How is the special dramaturgy of these series designed? Experienced screenwriters talk about the differences and similarities between long and short form series and about the specifics of their dramaturgical structure.

Guests: Christoph Callenberg Annette Krossa Kristian Wolff Laura Seijo

screenings

Kinocenter Giessen
Bahnhofstrasse 34
35390 Giessen
screening

Opening & World Premiere Anomalie

Speakers: Dietlind Grabe-Bolz (Mayor of the City of Giessen), Patrick Schaaf (HessenFilm and Media), Martin Otto (Kinocenter Giessen), Csongor Dobrotka (Festival Director die Seriale)

screening

Anomalie

drinks & networking

networking night

Lieblingsmensch

Katharinengasse, 35390 Gießen

seriale pro: business day 1

Seriale Pro offers a comprehensive business platform for the digital series industry. It includes the industry related activities “Business Day”, “DIMA Giessen” and the “Pitch Contest“. The Business Day is a huge conference and networking event, it will be held for the 3rd time as part of “die Seriale“ and has been expanded to two days. For the first time “DIMA Giessen” will be held - Germany’s very first physical market with focus on short form digital series. DIMA is a cooperation with “Bilbao Seriesland“. 16 brand new concepts for digitals series will get the chance to present their latest vision to the industry during the pitch competition - in cooperation with Flixxo & Flixxo Creative Lab. This all is captured and available to Pro visitors thanks to our new pro proximity marketing partner “videmic“. Seriale Pro is supported by the “Hessian Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transport and Housing,” and the “Economic Development Giessen“.

Schlachthof
Schlachthofstraße 2
35398 Giessen

Seriale Pro Pass Pick Up

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opening

Welcome to Seriale Pro

panel discussion

The Argentinian Digital Series Market

Argentina is a pioneer and one of the most productive countries in the digital series field, a great amount of artistic and high quality series are produced each year. “die Seriale” is focusing on that extraordinary production landscape. Experienced producers, distributors, directors and screenwriters from Argentina talk about the specific style of Argentinian digital series productions, about the market, trends and future perspectives.

Moderation: Valerija Levin

Guests: Rocío Carbajo Maria Eva De Sanctis Laura Seijo Ariana Saiegh Sergio Sosa Ludmila Wagnest

panel discussion

International Co-Production

The next step for digital series is to develop international co-productions to generate higher budgets. Experienced producers talk about their work, about the various possibilities to finance a digital series, about a well-conceived production, and the successful way to the market. A major focus lies on the international co-production possibilities and consequential new opportunities for digital series.

Moderation: Rose of Dolls
Guests: Young Man Kang Dominik Lando Atsushi Ogata George Reese Thomas Veyrier

opening

DIMA Giessen

Moderation: Rose of Dolls Oliver Mend Csongor Dobrotka

break

Lunch Break

panel discussion

Hessian Digital Series Landscape

What are the co-production possibilities between Hesse and nationwide, as well as Hessian and international partners? Experts give an exclusive and vivid overview of how a co-production for digital series can potentially work out with Hessian producers and which potential obstacles have to be overcome. Film locations and funding opportunities are presented and discussed, and the co-production possibilities are examined from different perspectives. In addition, Hessian web series producers talk about their productions, experiences and market opportunities.

Moderation: Gisela Waetzoldt-Hildebrandt

Guests: Guido Hettinger Dominik Lando Catherine Lieser Matthias Noe Sebastian Simon Jasper Wiedhöft

networking

Matchmaking/Speedmeetings

Visitors of Seriale Pro, who previously registered for the Matchmaking, will get the opportunity to talk to other guests and industry professionals during short business meetings.

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market

Digital Market Giessen

screenings

Kinocenter Giessen
Bahnhofstrasse 34
35390 Giessen

drinks & networking

networking & club night

Dach Cafe Giessen

Ludwigsplatz 11 35390 Giessen

seriale pro: business day 2

Schlachthof
Schlachthofstrasse 2
35398 Giessen

Seriale Pro Pass Pick Up

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business talk

The Russian Digital Series Market

Liudmila Filonenko from Moscow introduces the Russian web series market in all its facets. She is the Director of Communications at the Russian web series festival “Realist Web Fest“ and correspondent of “The Digital Reporter.” “The Digital Reporter“ is Russia's first media about the web series industry and they are also the team behind “Realist Web Fest“ and are producing their own web series in the meantime.

Speaker: Liudmila Filonenko

business talk

The German Digital Series Market

Web series are still a young medium in Germany by international standards, but they have been experiencing rapid development for the last five years. Dennis Albrecht is one of the pioneers of this medium. As founder of “Unsere Serien“ and co-founder of “die Seriale“, he has followed this development of recent years as a filmmaker and journalist. In a discussion with experts, who have significantly shaped the local web series market in the last years, an overview will be given and new ways and opportunities for the market will be discussed.

Moderation: Dennis Albrecht
Guests: Stephan Böhl Lina Kokaly Tobias Leveringhaus Thomas Meudt

panel discussion

Distribution

Experienced producers, distributors and platform owners from around the world speak about the international digital series market. They will introduce their companies and will give insight in how to produce & distribute a series in order to compete in the international market.

Moderation: Gisela Waetzoldt-Hildebrandt

Guests: Young Man Kang George Reese Thomas Schneider-Trumpp Rocio Carbajo Sergio Sosa

break

Lunch Break with Catering

presentation

Flixxo

Speaker: Sergio Sosa

pitch contest

Digital Series Pitch Contest

Supported by Flixxo & Flixxo Creative Lab

Jury: Chiara Bressa Morris Hille Dominik Lando Silvia Popescu Sergio Sosa

16 pre-selected finalists will get 3 minutes to pitch their series concept live to an international panel of industry judges.

presentation

Snepic

The new German platform for Digital Series will be presented to the audience.

Speaker: Thomas Schneider-Trumpp

presentation

DIMA CoPro Series

This year 5 outstanding series have qualified for the first “DIMA CoPro Series” - the unique platform for digital series producers who are looking for co-production opportunities. These projects will be highlighted during Seriale Pro. These projects will be highlighted during Seriale Pro, including a 10-minute presentation of the project with the aim of securing medium-term cooperation and financial resources.

panel discussion

Branded Series

Growing digitization opens up new opportunities for media professionals and for the digital series as well. Fictional storytelling blends with brand experience and cross-media content. The possibilities and perspectives are discussed by experienced directors and producers, who will also present their own branded content projects.

Moderation: Valerija Levin

Guests: Riccardo Cannella Young Man Kang Joo Hyun Yoo Kristian Costa-Zahn Asier Macazaga

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market

Digital Market Giessen

screenings

Kinocenter Giessen
Bahnhofstrasse 34
35390 Giessen

Award Ceremony

Townhall Giessen
Berliner Platz 1
35390 Giessen

Red Carpet

Award Ceremony

after show party

Who killed the Pig

FROM THE IDEA TO THE PROJECT

Our way to develop innovative series

Workshops by
Rocío Carbajo Ariana Saiegh Laura Seijo

  • Generate a hands on exercise, offering a production simulation that emulates the real instances of deliveries and feedbacks in production companies and TV channels.
  • Provide theoretical and practical knowledge for audiovisual realization.
  • Analyze how different types of web formats work and how they are produced, the development process from the idea to the premiere and the different distribution processes for those contents.
  • Train the creative possibilities. Transform ideas into concrete and achievable projects

Maximum number of participants: 20

Register
workshop

Triggering creativity: in search of the idea

12:00 - 15:00 (13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break)
Hotel & Restaurant heyligenstaedt, Aulweg 41, 35392 Giessen

workshop

Creating the format: from story to script

13:30 - 15:30
Schlachthof, Schlachthofstraße 2, 35398 Giessen

workshop

Making it happen: production tools to turn the project into reality

11:00 - 13:00
Schlachthof, Schlachthofstrasse 2, 35398 Giessen

PITCH DECK CREATION

Workshop by
Caris Vujcec

So, you've got your amazing series shot and into festivals and then you have to pitch it in a speed meeting situation, or, if you're lucky, in a longer-meeting with an industry executive or platform. What's the best way to condense your brilliant concept to convey the who, what, where, when and WHY-THE-HECK-SHOULD-THEY-CARE-ABOUT-&-WANT your show?

A Pitch Deck!
Say Whaaat?... say, Caris, What's a Pitch Deck?

Find out, learn how to CREATE one ... at die Seriale Pitch Deck Creation with international award-winning creator, actress, producer and director Caris Vujcec.

Maximum number of participants: 20

Register
workshop

Pitch Deck Creation

11:00 - 12:30
Schlachthof, Schlachthofstrasse 2, 35398 Giessen

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

Schlachthof | Who killed the Pig

The Seriale Pro with the Business Days and the DIMA Giessen - Digital Market, will take place here. There are many places indoors and open air for networking, panel discussions, the pitching contest, workshops and for celebration.

Schlachthofstraße 2
35398 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

www.restaurant-heyligenstaedt.de

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

www.kinopolis.de/gi

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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