Audiovisual art is achieving plenty of new trends nowadays. We, Central and Eastern Europe, are part of these changes too. Industry Days of Serial Killer festival want to be the first stop for authors, televisions and productions from East to West and North to South. They aim at future. Opportunities to completely new forms of cooperation crosswise Europe are opening alongside the changing market.

Industry Days supplement the festival program and extend it with a professional context. They will offer several case studies of recently shown serials. They will focus on innovative financial strategies, will present original approaches to project development and will welcome inspirational guests from abroad. They will also open a debate about topics which influence our market. We are going to welcome visitors from all corners of Europe: Scandinavia as well as Moravia, students, professionals as well as decision-makers working on important positions in European institutions. Several panels of the accompanying program are meant for general public. Industry Days take place from 3rd to 5th May 2018. Each day has its own topic and aim. Download the Industry Days program schedule (PDF) and Panel descriptions and Catch up screenings (PDF).

Industry Days in Goose on a String Theatre

The Goose on a String Theatre program will welcome everybody with Industry accreditation. You can ask for the accreditation through Cinepass system. Until 1st May 2018, you can use a special offer price 40 EUR + VAT/950 CZK + VAT. After this date, the accreditation price will rise to 100 EUR + VAT/2,600 CZK + VAT. If you are interested in the special offer price, please email to our coordinator Jiří (jiri.muller@serialkiller.tv), he will generate a discount code for you.

Off Program in Bolek Polívka Theatre

Industry Days have their own accompanying program open to the public. You can get the tickets the same way you can buy tickets for screenings. Accreditation holders have free entry (until the hall is full). Off Program takes place in Bolek Polívka Theatre and consists of two panels.

Networking in Běhounská Street

Networking parties in Běhounská Street (Wednesday to Saturday) are open to everybody with any type of accreditation or after paying entrance fee of 50 CZK. Only Industry accreditation holders will be able to enter the VIP zone. Networking Women in Film and TV in Běhounská Street (Friday) is open to public and the entrance is free of charge.

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Thursday May 3rd—The Region
The first day will be aimed at Central-European region and topics which move it—or at least should do so soon.

The program will be opened with a panel focused on the issue of serial production support through state and parastatal funds. There will be a discussion among participants from national funds and production associations. Thursday will also present the case study of the Polish serial The Teach (Belfer), which has been the most popular serial production in the country of our Northern neighbours. The serial was created thanks to an exceptional cooperation of TVN and Canal+. We are going to talk to the scriptwriter Jakub Zulczyk, the producer Wojciech Bockenheim and the Polish Canal+ representative Danuta Krasnohorska. On the same day, Aňa Geislerová and her colleague and casting director Maya Kvetny will be present in the panel for general public. In a moderated discussion, they will respond to their professions and cooperation, will compare Czech and foreign environment of serial production from the point of view of casting and will also speak about casting Czech actors in foreign serials.

Friday May 4th—Fresh Perspectives
Friday will be devoted to everybody looking for fresh points of view and those not afraid of going against the tide.

In this panel, we are going to talk to Mette Damgaard-Sørensen, the art director of New Danish Screen fund, about current methods of screenplay development in Denmark. We will also discuss the steps which, historically, lead to success of the contemporary Danish quality TV. Ondřej Kopřiva, the screenwriter and holder of Czech Film Critics’ Award for his TV serial Semestr (Semester in English), will present a case study of creation and web-serial success ingredients. Asger Leth, the main screenwriter of the Danish mini-series Liberty, which questions rooted ideas about television drama, will talk about a critical approach to sensitive topics of the national history as well as no less sensitive methods of treating a work we adapt. The discussion will be followed by screening of the first two episodes of the mini-series.

Saturday May 5th—The Future & Technologies
The third day will be devoted to disciplines which start to come close to the methods of serial production, often from unexpected sides. We will be interested in all little explored genres as well as future of television.

You can look forward to a case study of financing and development of the new Czech computer game from the period of Hussite Wars called Kingdom Come: Deliverance. This game is currently one of the best sellers in the world. A panel presented in cooperation with Brno University of Technology will offer a view on television technology future. The accompanying program will offer a panel devoted to innovative financing of independent production with the Romanian producer Bianca Mina and the American director James Longshore. Saturday will also open a discussion on trends in traditional as well as extra-university education of the generation which, in fact, is going to create the television future. The final evening will be devoted to Serial Killer awards ceremony.

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Industry Days will also offer a wide range of social opportunities to make new contacts as well as to strengthen the existing ones. Come to Brno and meet all your friends, the recent director of the Irish Channel 4 Rod Stoneman, the art director of New Danish Screen Mette Damgaard-Sørensen, the dean of the Berlin Film Academy Ben Gibson as well as various producers, journalists and so far undiscovered talents.