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DFFB Session: A Complete Guide to the Web Series Phenomenon with Meredith Burkholder

16 October 2019, 6pm @ DFFB Cinema The web series phenomenon first gained attention with an historic spontaneous movement of independent production between 2008 and 2012. This boom resulted in the birth of a new format and a new medium for serialized fiction. Find out where this format has been and where it is going as Meredith Burkholder …

Serial Eyes graduate Dennis Schanz realises his television series idea SKYLINES through Netflix

We are pleased to announce that Serial Eyes graduate Dennis Schanz has taken on the roles of head writer and producer to realise his series idea SKYLINES with Netflix. SKYLINES is the first project developed within Serial Eyes that will be screened on the largest internet entertainment service. The series is about a talented hip-hop …

It’s a Wrap! Final Pitch 2019

On May 10, the sixth edition of Serial Eyes finished with another successful Final Pitch. The event took place at Soho House Berlin with a full house of international producers, commissioners and agents. After a warm welcome from DFFB director Ben Gibon, Ms. Amandine Maudet of Vivendi Content held the opening keynote address and wished …

Serial Poland – Crime and Politics in New Polish Series, 8-9 March

Serial Eyes, the Filmnetzwerk Berlin, DFFB and the Polish Cultural Institute Berlin (FilmPOLSKA) are delighted to invite you to a two-day focus on new TV-series from Poland. Fans of serialized storytelling have started looking all over Europe for new stories to binge-watch. And they have been rewarded handsomely. Recently, Poland has produced some of the …

Serial Eyes is on the Case

We are happy to announce that Serial Eyes is part of the “Detecting European Identity in Crime Fiction” (DETECt) Project, a pan-European research project that studies how crime fictions shape a transnational identity of Europe. This project involves universities, non-academic research institutions and industry partners from all over Europe, including University of Bologna, Catholic University …

“It started out as a rock’n’roll rewrite…”: Serial Eyes Interview with Alumni Jana Burbach and Nikolaus Schulz-Dornburg

The new ARD primetime show Die Heiland—Wir sind Anwalt about a blind lawyer and her assistant is currently airing on Tuesdays at 8:15 pm. The Serial Eyes participants of 2018/19 interviewed the head writer Jana Burbach and staff writer Niko Schulz-Dornburg (SE 2014/15) about the making of the show. Q: How did Die Heiland come …

Season Six – It’s On!

On 3 September 2018 the sixth edition of Serial Eyes kicked off under a Berlin late summer sky. Since then, the twelve participants from Germany, UK, Italy, Macedonia, Russia, France and Sweden have experienced quite a lot already: brainstorming and idea-generating sessions for the individual projects with tutors Donna Sharpe, Nicola Lusuardi and Cyril Tysz. …