Series Mania, which traditionally takes place in March, has set new dates for the 2021 edition.
Series Mania Festival will run from May 28 to June 5, with Series Mania Forum at the Lille Grand Palais now taking place June 1 to 3. The Lille Dialogues will be held June 1. Series Mania Digital will complement the live event. “We are extremely grateful to the Hauts-de-France region and the city of Lille who have worked closely with us in helping to secure these new dates for 2021,” said Rodolphe Belmer, president of Series Mania. “As you can imagine, this was not an easy task. With the ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, we believe these dates in the warmer months of May and June are the perfect time frame for Series Mania 2021. For our 2022 edition, we will return to our dates in March for which Series Mania has become known.”
Registration for the festival opens on January 18, with the call for series for the festival and projects for the forum extended till March 5.
“With this opportunity to move our annual in-person rendezvous to June for 2021, Series Mania will be in the coveted position slated between two other major international events, Cannes Film Festival and Annecy Festival. We are among great company,” added Laurence Herszberg, founder and general director of Series Mania. “Our team has been working non-stop in preparing our events and I have no doubt our 2021 edition will be bigger and better than ever, sending a strong message of hope to both the audiences and the industry. I look forward to welcoming everyone to Lille, having again the pleasure of working together in person, and, true to my forever optimism, raising our glasses to celebrate better days ahead!”