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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 …

WELCOME SEASON 7!

Ready, set, go! On Septem­ber 2 our new twelve par­ti­cipants arrived at the DFFB for their nine-month train­ing. This year’s class hails from Bul­garia, France, Ger­many, Greece, Israel, Italy, Ser­bia, Slov­akia, and the UK and boasts impress­ive work­ing cred­its with many European broad­casters. Dur­ing their ten­ure , the par­ti­cipants will work on the story ideas …

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. …