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Serial Killer TV Days is an industry programme for film and TV professionals. However, it has also been attracting journalists and students of audio-visual study programmes for several years.
After the last two years marked by covid, Serial Killer brings a three-day TV Days conference back to the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts (JAMU).
This year’s festival focus on Swedish TV drama will also be reflected within the industry programme – Swedish professionals representing both public and the private sphere will reveal their know-how and present upcoming series in a number of showcases, keynote speeches, lectures and panel discussions. You will be able to meet e.g., Anna Croneman, Head of Drama from the Swedish public broadcaster SVT or Piodor Gustafsson, Director of Scripted Content at TV4 Media and C MORE. Hopefully, even scriptwriters of the successful Swedish series Caliphate who accepted our invitation will feel welcome to Brno.
Except for the guests from Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Poland, Estonia or Belgium, several sessions will also be delivered by the Ukrainian Kyiv Media Week conference, a partner of the Serial Killer festival. For obvious reasons, their event could not be held in their home country this year, so TV Days decided to host four of their sessions. K7 Media will again present recent TV drama trends, focusing both on fiction and non-fiction, and Netflix is finally coming to Brno this year. The Swedish series production will be complemented by the one coming from Iceland and Finland and also BBC will appear in the program. We will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the British television network Channel 4 or the rise of the series for young adults.
TV Days accreditation holders will be able to attend more than 40 sessions from local as well as international speakers, case studies and showcases full of new series from different corners of Europe or masterclasses from outstanding creators and talents.
Guests with industry accreditation will be able to watch edited sessions from this year’s program online as part of the TV Days Digital archive after the festival is over. This pass will also grant them access to the content of two previous years of TV Days.
The price of a three-day TV Days pass is 120 EUR. Apart from the conference programme, it will allow the holder to attend all the Serial Killer screenings along with the evening networking parties.
The program of the TV Days conference is in English.
The Serial Killer festival offers most of the inspiring industry sessions from the programme of 2020 and 2021 in an edited format online for 49 EUR as part of its digital library – TV Days Digital.
TV Days Digital pass holders will be able to watch more than 40 sessions – lectures from both local and international professionals, presentations about current TV trends, showcases of new series from all around Europe or even a discussion about the future of TV and streaming platforms in the CEE region and beyond.
You can expect new titles from Iceland or Estonia, Finnish Instagram series for young adults, pieces of knowledge from the series revolution, insight into how a writers’ room works or Belgian series that sorted even the coronavirus out.
You will even see Steve Matthews from HBO Europe, Peter Ansorge as former Head of Drama of British Channel 4, European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Finnish animated series for the whole family called Belzebubs or Vinca Wiedemann, former Dean of Danish National Film school and co-worker of Lars von Trier on the screen.
All the sessions from the TV Days programme are in English or there are English subtitles inserted in the sessions delivered by Czech professionals.