Serielizados Fest

Type: 
Cinema
Conference/Debates
Festival

The Serielizados Fest is an international festival on everything related to television fiction that is intended for addicted to TV series. During the festival you can see unpublished documentaries, episodes projections, conferences by audiovisual professionals (with special attention to showrunners) and comedy and music shows.

The 2021 edition of Serielizados Fest

The 8th edition of the Serielizados Fest brings back to Spain the best productions that have succeeded in television and festivals around the world. We will be able to see series from Iceland, the United Kingdom, Norway, Croatia, the United States, Italy, Japan and other countries. Most of them can be enjoyed as a first. As in the previous edition, the Serielizados Fest will be broadcast from 19 to 30 October and through the Filmin platform, the main releases of the year. In this way, users will be able to enjoy online: Official Section, Panorama, Short Form, Documentaries and the Pilots Showcase.

Outstanding speakers

Double session with Enric Ortuño, coordinator of "intimate" scenes in series such as 'The Bridgertons', and a talk on the representation of the LGTBIQ + collective in fiction with Penélope Guerrero, Iñaki Mur and Alba Riera. Conversation with Paul Abbott, one of the fathers of the British series, creator of the legendary Frank Gallagher and series such as 'State of Play', 'Hit and Miss' or 'Shameless'. Werner Herzog, living film history, will offer a masterclass with which he will illustrate his exciting artistic look.

Official section

Seven series will compete for the Jury Prize:

  • The winner of the Mania Series, Blackport (Iceland, 2021), will be one of the most prominent series. The story takes us to a small fishing village in 1984 full of greed and corruption.
  • The Last Socialist Artefact (Croatia, Serbia, 2021), also awarded in the French contest. Two businessmen from Zagreb arrive in a lost village in the Balkans, marked by the fall of communism, to try to revive the poor local economy (and life).
  • The End (Australia, 2020) created by Samantha Strauss (Nine Perfect Strangers), a drama that portrays three generations of a family trying to figure out how to die with dignity and make life worthwhile.
  • Magnus Martens brings us Fury (Norway, 2021), representative of Nordic thriller, which will be very present in this edition.
  • From Norway also comes Pørni (Norway, 2021), a drama created by Henriette Steenstrup.
  • We Are Lady Parts (UK, 2021), an anarchic and irreverent musical comedy, follows a London punk band made up of a group of Muslim teenagers.
  • The Spectacular (Netherlands, 2021) takes us to 1988, one of the bloodiest years of the IRA, the struggle moved beyond the UK.

Panorama section

Out of competition:

The Panorama section of Serielizados Fest highlights, among others, Euphoria / Oforia (2012), the Israeli teen drama that eight years later inspired the success of HBO starring Zendaya. From Israel also comes the comedy Nafas (2021). And in terms of comedy, This Way Up stands out (UK, 2019). Also from the UK we will have the historical drama Domina (2021), which portrays Livia Drusilla, the most powerful woman in the Roman Empire. Journey (Iceland, 2020). it is a love story between friends who have lost the course of their lives. From Portugal we approach a narrative experiment, Principio, Meio e Fim (2021): in each chapter, a team of screenwriters has two hours to write a scene for characters who always celebrate the same dinner.

Documentary Section

Serielizados Fest continues to offer viewers a selection of the most anticipated documentaries of the season, such as The Soprano Sessions (USA, 2020). 14 years after the end of Los Soprano and very close to its long-awaited prequel film, this documentary is a celebration of the legacy of the legendary series.

Short Film Section

In the field of short series, Serielizados Fest brings together four proposals from three different continents: Europe, South America and North America.

8th Series Pilot Showcase

As in 2020, Filmin will also be able to see the six finalists of the 8th Series Pilot Showcase who are eligible for the Jury Prize.

Program