Call for applic­a­tion: Diverse Storytelling in Digit­al Short Form Series

SERI­AL EYES (the post­gradu­ate pro­gram for series writers organ­ized by DFFB, the Ger­man Film and Tele­vi­sion Academy Ber­lin) launches the second round in April 2024 of their work­shop: Diverse Storytelling in Digit­al Short Form Series.

Digit­al short form series (a.k.a. web series) are shows designed for the inter­net with epis­odes ran­ging from 1 to 20 minutes. Fam­ous examples are HIGH MAIN­TEN­ANCE and THE MIS­AD­VEN­TURES OF AWK­WARD BLACK GIRL, which both became dram­edy series with four resp. five sea­sons (INSEC­URE) on HBO. The work­shop teaches seri­al storytelling and the tech­nique of col­lab­or­at­ive writ­ing in the writers’ room in a con­densed form thanks to the short format at its center.

The work­shop will be led by Corinne Le Hong in close col­lab­or­a­tion with the SERI­AL EYES train­ing pro­gram. Exper­i­enced dram­at­urgs like Kat­rin Merkel (Seri­al Eyes Head of Stud­ies), screen­writers like Stefanie Ren (A THIN LINE), Vikt­or­ia So Hee Alz (DRUCK, PARA) and Han­no Hack­fort and Bob Kon­rad (4BLOCKS, PARA and KLEO) are lec­tur­ers of the program.

Six Eng­lish-speak­ing par­ti­cipants will be selec­ted for the work­shop and trained to devel­op digit­al short form series and work in the writers’ room. The work­shop is aimed in par­tic­u­lar at minor­it­ies and groups that are tra­di­tion­ally under­rep­res­en­ted in the media industry, e.g. BIPoC or per­sons from the LGB­TQIA* com­munity. Pre­vi­ous writ­ing exper­i­ence is required. As the work­shop takes place online, applic­a­tions from all over Europe are welcome. 

For the work­shop and the applic­a­tion pro­ced­ure you find all the inform­a­tion here: