• Project can be submitted by production companies or authors (director, writer, journalist, etc.). A maximum of three projects can be submitted per person/company. However, only one project can be selected at a time. 
  • Project must have a minimum of four episodes. Minimum length of 20 minutes per episode.
  • Project requires a horizontal story arc.
  • Project wasn’t presented at another market or festival before (training programs and incubators are exempted from this rule)
  • Project must be presented in English language

Please submit your project containing:

  • Overview of key facts with title / genre / country of origin / etc.
  • PDF of series bible (pilot treatment, characters, story arc of first season, short biography, visuals)
  • (if available) pilot script OR pilot script sample
  • Submission materials may also be in German, but must be translated into English if accepted.


Who is this pitching format for?
Everybody with a great idea for a docuseries! If you are journalist or podcaster who has extensively researched a specific topic that is perfect for a Docu-Series Pitcheries adaptation, if you are a filmmaker with an idea and a visual concept looking for a partner or if you are a production company looking for broadcasters and partners – Docu-Series Pitch is your platform to present your project.

Which stage should the pitch be in?
At a minimum representatives of the projects should be able to confidently present the central topic, possible protagonists and concrete ideas for a visual concept. A clear vision of the next steps to realize the project are expected.

What else should be submitted? 
Projects with a creator’s note explaining intent and focus will be treated preferably. 

What happens if one of my projects is picked for the pitch?
You will present your pitch live on stage in Cologne on June 14th or 15th. Additionally it will be featured online in our digital platform Pitchpool where it will be visible to registered professionals.

How long must my pitch be?
Maximum length of the pitch is eight minutes.

In which language do I have to pitch?
Pitching language is English. 

What costs will be covered by the festival?
You and up to one writing/producing partner will get free accreditations for SERIENCAMP CONFERENCE. Additional members of the projects can purchase discounted accreditations. A travel subsidy can be granted to selected projects - please inquire for details. 

How much does the submission cost?
All submissions are free of charge. 

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