SerienCampus: Storytellers - Fostering Talent, Promoting Creativity

Wed, 05.06.24 / 14:45 - 15:30
Herbrand’s / Bahnhaus
Antonia Leyla Schmidt, Aylin Kockler, Hauke Bartel

In the current industry atmosphere, it seems more important than ever to give young filmmakers, writers and creatives opportunities to hone their skills. Since 2021, RTL+ has been cooperating with seven German film schools in the form of the Storytellers program. Film school students pitch their ideas for Young Adult-series, a jury of young but established filmmakers selects the winning project that gets a straight-to-series order for RTL+. 

The program has proven to be a successful training ground - not only as a launch pad for young talent but also as a growing network of young professionals that meet during the Storytellers Klassenfahrt (class trip).

Hauke Bartel (Head of Fiction RTL Deutschland), Aylin Kockler (Writer) and Antonia Leyla Schmidt (Director) give insight into the experiences of the first successful three years of Storytellers.


Antonia Leyla Schmidt (Antonia Pepita Giesler)

Regisseurin & Drehbuchautorin



Hauke Bartel (“Head of Fiction” - RTL Deutschland)

RTL Deutschland
Head of Fiction