The official selection of the out of competition and in competition series for the second edition of Canneseries have been unveiled, along with the members of the official competition jury.
Canneseries’ official competition takes place from April 5 to 10 and will unveil ten series from Belgium, Germany, Israel, Japan, Norway, Russia, Spain and the U.K. The selections are Bauhaus: A New Era/Die neue Zeit (Germany), How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) (Germany), Junichi (Japan), Magnus (Norway), Nehama (Israel), Perfect Life/Déjate Llevar (Spain), Studio Tarara (Belgium), The Feed (U.K.), The Outbreak (Russia) and The Twelve (Belgium).
The out of competition selection features Vernon Subutex (France), Beecham House (U.K.), NOS4A2 (U.S.A.), The Rook (U.S.A.), Now Apocalypse (U.S.A.) and Years & Years (U.K.).
Canneseries’ short-form competition includes Do Not Disturb (U.K.), Golden Revenge (U.S.A.), La Maison Des Folles (Canada), Noche de Amor (Argentina), Over and Out (Australia), The Fucking Liars/Los Mentirosos (Argentina), Teodore. Without the H/Teodore Pas de H (Canada), Robbie Hood (Australia), Simone & Me, A Mechanical Friendship/Simone & Moi, Une Amitié Mécanique (France) and Warigami (Canada).
The official competition jury members are showrunner Baran bo Odar, president of the jury (Switzerland, Dark); actor, director and author Stephen Fry (U.K., Blackadder, Gosford Park); actors Miriam Leone (Italy, Non uccidere) and Emma Mackey (U.K./France, Sex Education); actor and director Katheryn Winnick (Canada, Vikings); and composer Rob (France, The Bureau).
Canneseries President Fleur Pellerin said: “It’s a tremendous honor to represent such a notable international event honoring series from all over the world. In this second edition, I am proud and pleased to meet the professionals that make this genre so abundant and share with general audiences a common passion for series.”
Canneseries General Manager Benoît Louvet added: “The series is now a major audiovisual genre so we want to honor this art form during the Cannes International Festival of Series. Canneseries is, therefore, an open event, accessible to everyone, a must for fans of TV series and the perfect way to highlight this increasingly relevant art form.”
Canneseries Artistic Director Albin Lewi commented: “We are extremely proud to welcome such a great list of talents from all over the world, for all types of audiences in the legendary location that is Cannes. Canneseries aims to be the flagship festival for series and following last year’s premieres of shows like Killing Eve, When Heroes Fly, Miguel and State of Happiness, we can guarantee that our second edition will showcase another lineup of amazing content that will be the starting point of many international discoveries.”
Mayor of Cannes David Lisnard remarked: “Beyond the Canneseries Festival, I aim to make Cannes a stronghold for writing professions. The Bastide Rouge university campus with training focused on storytelling, the installation of post-production studios, scriptwriting residencies for feature films in partnership with the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and for short formats with Berlin’s Serial Eyes, are all part of this local, academic and entrepreneurial dynamic of promotion of actions carried out in Cannes’ creative industries.
“In addition to our know-how, we want to host the biggest cultural and professional events related to the audiovisual sector, to be the city where all the links of this chain of creativity come together, and to make Cannes the key place to be for education, creation and communication.”