First program highlights revealed

The first program highlights of SERIENCAMP CONFERENCE have been revealed: Alongside many exciting talks and meetings, the focus is particularly on innovations in serial storytelling.

Seriencamp Conference, Germany's leading industry gathering for television series professionals, will once again bring together producers, creatives, broadcasters, and distributors this year to discuss new trends and developments.

The extensive program, developed in collaboration with the supporting partners —the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, the Staatskanzlei NRW, and ZDF Studios — offers many opportunities for filmmakers from across Europe to meet up and exchange ideas. The focus is not only on finished productions but also on current ideas and projects.

Here is a first insight into this year's line up:

About the work on Ultra-High-End-Science-Fiction-Series CONSTELLATION

Among these a major and exclusive highlight can be already unveiled: renowned director Oliver Hirschbiegel, Supervising Art Director Cornelia Ott and producers Daniel Hetzer and Jakob Neuhäusser are taking the stage to talk about the unique challenges that come from working on the ultra high-end science-fiction series CONSTELLATION from Apple TV+.


As a fan favorite, the WORK IN PROGRESS segment also returns this year to provide the traditional sneak peeks into upcoming German TV series by major broadcasters and streamers. Among them the selection this year are horror series HAMELN (Real Film for ZDFneo), the bestseller adaptation ACHTSAM MORDEN (Constantin for Netflix), vampire comedy DER UPIR (Ufa Fiction for Joyn) and superhero series ANGEMESSEN ANGRY (Studio Zentral for RTL+) that was formerly known under the working title VON EINER DIE AUSZOG DAS FÜRCHTEN ZU LEHREN. 

Meet up at the WHO IS WHO-panel

Additionally, the WHO IS WHO? MEET THE DISTRIBUTORS panel will provide an exclusive opportunity to hear directly from key industry players like ZDF Studios (GER), Newen Studios (FRA), StudioCanal (FRA), ORF Enterprises (AT), Oble (FRA), Mediawan (FRA) and Bavaria Media (GER) about what they are looking for in partnerships and projects.

New insights with NEXT FROM...

New on the ever-growing conference agenda is this year’s NEXT FROM… section. On Friday, 07.06. before noon selected streaming platforms and broadcasters – among them ZDFneo and the European Alliance – will offer a glimpse into their upcoming slate: Which series to be excited for, which projects are in the works and what are they looking for? 


Next to that the COMMISSIONERS SPEED DATING creates a great networking opportunity, where attendees can connect with decision-makers from leading European companies like ARD, Degeto, Disney+, ORF, RTL, SRF, VRT, YLE, Rai Fiction, ZDF and ZDFneo and many more is a great networking opportunity.

Main topic: Generative AI

Amidst recent technological advancements, Seriencamp Conference will dive deeply into the implications of Generative AI in series and TV. As the shockwaves of OpenAI’s video generator Sora have rippled through the industry, Seriencamp Conference focuses on the numerous practical applications and experiments that have sprung up since last year with concrete case studies. With a clear view on what’s hype, what’s hysteria and what’s possible, the program section THE STATE OF AI  give an encompassing overview over current status quo in the film industry while tackling ethical and legal questions.

Main topic: Music in Series

The intersection between music and series is the focus of this year’s Spotlight Section: MUSIC IN SERIES – How Soundtracks Shape the Way We See. Exploring the use of music in film and series this session dives deep into the processes of creating scenes that resonate with audiences while seeking answers to questions like: What do successful collaborations between music supervisors and creatives look like? What are the biggest challenges to finding music that connects to a series vision? Award-winning music supervisor Catherine Grieves who worked on KILLING EVE, HOW TO HAVE SEX, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Vol. 3 and EXTRAORDINARY, shares her experiences.

New collaborations with STORY EXCHANGE

Besides of the on-stage program, project market STORY EXCHANGE offers pitching events and networking opportunities for producers, writers, and creators to showcase their ideas to decision-makers from various international companies. With a focus on fostering collaboration and co-production opportunities, Story Exchange provides an excellent opportunity for those looking to break into the industry or take their projects to the next level. This year’s Co-Production Advisory Board consisting of Jessica Wirdemann (BBC Studios Germany), Krisztina Gallo und Elly Vervloet (VRT) has selected eight promising international projects to pitch live on stage at Seriencamp Conference. Next to the co-productions the well-known Writers’ Vision Pitch will feature eight projects carefully selected by the Advisory Board consisting of Marike Muselars (Nordisk Film), Susanne Frank (ZDF Studios) and Michele Zatta (Rai Fiction).