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Serielizados Fest unveils its full online program on Filmin

From 17 to 29 October, 42 series make up the exclusive international online programme of the Serielizados Fest 2023 available on Filmin.
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Un fotograma de 'The Long Shadow', con Toby Jones, en la sección Panorama del Serielizados Fest Online,

Serielizados Fest announces its full program on Filmin. An international selection of up to 42 titles, screened exclusively on the platform, available from the 17th of October, with the first episodes of each series, in this new edition of Serielizados Fest Online. 

Thus, Filmin users will once again enjoy exclusive access to the best international series of the last year by tasting their first episodes at no extra charge. 42 titles, unreleased in Spain, that the programmers of Serielizados Fest have selected from a wide variety of countries, all kinds of genres and with a proven track record at other prestigious festivals.

OFFICIAL COMPETITION

Six series form the Official Selection of Serielizados Fest 2023: Little Bird, L’air d’aller, Best Interests, Sihame, Sous Contrôle and The Actor. An international jury, formed by Gaëlle Duverger, head programmer of Courts d’un soir festival, the actresses Joana and Mireia Vilapuig, creators of the Filmin series selftape, and the Czech screenwriter Stepan Hulik, who won the Serielizados Fest Official Selection award last year with the brilliant drama Suspicion. The festival will also award the series in competition with two Young Juries, in collaboration with the Facultat de Comunicació i Relacions Internacionals Blanquerna – URL of Barcelona and the ECAM of Madrid.




Canada’s Little Bird, created by Jennifer Podemski, Hannah Moscovitch, an identity drama about Native American abductions and forced adoptions in Canada. The Quebecois L’air d’aller is an inspiring and unusual comedy that reveals how sick people can be happier than healthy people. Meanwhile, the French political comedy Sous Contrôle, starring Léa Drucker as a newly appointed foreign minister who encounters an international crisis on her first day in office.

Completing the Official Competition section are the winner of the Grand Prize in Competition at the prestigious Séries Mania festival, The Actor, an Iranian series that will leave no one indifferent; the utch Sihame, which tells us, in an unusual way, about the consequences of revenge porn; and finally the British series Best Interests, a heartbreaking family drama with Michael Sheen and Sharon Horgan in the role of a married couple who must face the decision to end the life of their sick daughter. 

All of them, available on Filmin from 17 October to 29 October, can also be seen in person for students and spectators of the festival on the mornings of 17 and 19 October at the Auditori de la Facultat de Comunicació i Relacions Internacionals Blanquerna – URL de Barcelona.

PANORAMA, TRIBUTES AND SHORT FORM

As usual in recent years, the program consists of five sections: Official Competition, Panorama, Short Form, Showcase and Documentary. In particular, this last section will be dedicated to a mythical series that is celebrating its 60th anniversary, Doctor Who. It will be with the feature-length documentary Doctor Who Am I, a first-person documentary that tells the story of Matthew Jacobs, defenestrated scriptwriter of the failed American remake of the British science fiction series, who embarks on a path of reconciliation and “Whovian” redemption through various fan conventions of the series in the United States. 

The Short Form section will offer an overview of the best short-form series, under 20 minutes. From Easy Peasy, a hilarious collection of gags by Norwegian comedian Fridtjof Josefsen to the unclassifiable Martine à la plage, plus Always Be Closing, a sort of Danish version of The Wolf of Wall Street for Generation Z, the tender One of the boys or the futuristic Dome 16, among others. 

For its part, the Showcase section will once again be a showcase for emerging talent with the selection of the 4 finalist projects of the “Showcase de pilots de serie” sponsored by DAMA, Antaviana and Popitas and organised by Serielizados Fest, the Zoom festival in Igualada and the Alcine festival: Encontrar la calma by Alex Ayres, A Arte De Ser (Mal) Pai by Porco Bravú, Trippiecontes by Santa Penya and Bruno & Co by Alejo Levis.

 

 

A picture from  ‘The Actor’ (Iran),  which will compete in the Official Competition section. 

Throughout the lineup, the festival dedicates a special focus to Québec. Thanks to the collaboration between Serielizados Fest and the Bureau du Québec à Barcelone, viewers will be able to enjoy a wide range of Québec series, such as the aforementioned L’air D’aller and Martine à la plage, the true fact court drama Désobéir: le choix de Chantale Daigle, the tense Sweetheart (Chou Chou) about the forbidden relationship between a teacher and her student, and the funny 20h30 Chez Mathieu in the Short Form section. In addition, the live screening of L’air D’aller on Thursday 19th October will be introduced by Gaëlle Duverger, head programmer of the Courts d’un soir festival from Québec and member of the Official Jury of Serielizados Fest 2023.

The Panorama section, full of interesting discoveries, recently produced and out of competition, will be made up of a total of 22 series from countries such as Kazakhstan, Australia, Bosnia, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Belgium, the Netherlands, Chile and Denmark. Series created by renowned names such as George Kay (Lupin) and his fantastic British true crime The Long Shadow, starring Toby Jones and David Morrissey, which Serielizados Fest will exclusively premiere on Filmin with its first two episodes. 

Other outstanding titles in the Panorama section are the Danish prison drama Prisoner, starring Sofie Gråbøl (The Killing) and David Dencik (Tinker, Tailer, Soldier, Spy), the unique Tree on a Hill, a Welsh-spoken black comedy, the comedy Everything I know about love, starring Bel Powley (Informer) and Emma Appleton (The Witcher), which follows the misadventures of two best friends in search of love, the Occitan comedy La Seria, the Bosnian neo-noir The Hollow and a new adaptation of Jo Nesbø’s best seller, Headhunters. 

Other outstanding titles in the Panorama section are the Danish prison drama, Prisoner, starring Sofie Gråbøl (The Killing) and David Dencik (Tinker, Tailer, Soldier, Spy); the unique Tree on a Hill, a Welsh-spoken black comedy; the comedy drama Everything I Know About Love, starring Emma Appleton (The Witcher), Bel Powley (Informer), Marli Siu (Alex Rider) and Aliyah Odoffin, which is an unflinching deep dive into bad dates, heartaches and humiliations and begs the question: can platonic love survive romantic love as we grow up?, the Occitan comedy La Seria; the Bosnian neo-noir The Hollow and a new adaptation of Jo Nesbø’s best seller, Headhunters.

The other titles that complete the panorama section are: 1286 (Kazakhstan), Chanshi (Israel), Safe Home (Australia), Sex (Re)Education (France), The Club (Belgium), Saving the fucking planet (Norway), Unsilenced (Israel), Vamos Viendo (Argentina), Poemas Malditos (Chile), The King of Sumava (Czech Republic), Juice (UK), The Change (UK) and The Following Events Are Based on a Pack of Lies (UK). In addition, the festival’s online selection will also include a tribute to the international guest of Serielizados Fest, Jesse Armstrong, creator of Succession, as the festival exclusively recovers the entire first season of Peep Show, Armstrong’s first great series, a cult British comedy title about two friends and flatmates that has the particularity of being told entirely in first person shots (or POVs).




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