CANNESERIES Digital is the competition dedicated to short formats. It will take place on Wednesday, April 11.

INNOVATIVE FORMAT
Short formats are increasingly appreciated. CANNESERIES is looking to turn the spotlight on these new, promising and innovative formats, which reflect current and new ways of watching series. Screenings will be organized as part of CANNESERIES Addict.

A JURY AND A TROPHY
A world-renowned jury will judge an international selection of new high quality seriesThe award of Best Digital Serie will be handed out during the festival's closing ceremony which will be broadcasted live on Canal+ on April 11, 2018.

 

Digital Competiton Jury

 

ADI SHANKAR – Digital Jury President 

In five short years, Adi Shankar has become recognized as one of the most innovative young producers in Hollywood and a global media personality. Adi is currently the co-showrunner of the smash hit Netflix Original Series Castlevania producer of the festival hit Bodied due for theatrical release via Neon & YouTube Red in June, and is also the creator and showrunner of an upcoming untitled Netflix Original superhero series due for release in 2018. Adi's run started with a string of critically acclaimed gritty theatrical hits in Hollywood including The Grey with Liam Neeson, Killing Them Softly with Brad Pitt, Dredd with Karl Urban, The Voices with Ryan Reynolds, and Lone Survivor with Mark Wahlberg. Along with his feature film and television work, Adi is also known for his award winning Bootleg Universe films, which spawned The Punisher: Dirty Laundry and the global online phenomenon, Power/Rangers.

 

JESSICA BARDEN

 

Actress | UK
She has been acting on stage and screen since she was 7 years old. Film highlights include Hanna directed by Joe Wright (2011), starring opposite Gemma Arterton in Stephen Frears’ Tamara Drew (2010), Far From the Madding Crowd (2015), opposite Carey Mulligan and directed by Thomas Vinterberg, as well as in Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster (2015). She stood out as Justine in the 3rd season of the horror series Penny Dreadful (2016) before her breakout role in the Netflix series The End of the F**king World (2017) as the rebel Alyssa. She soon can be seen in feature films The New Romantic, which has just premiered at SXSW Festival, and Scarborough based on the Royal Court play of the same name.

 

ED SOLOMON

Writer, director and producer | USA
Edward James "Ed" Solomon is an American writer, producer and director. He began his career in college as a joke writer, stand up comedian, and playwright and, while still in college, was a staff writer for Laverne & Shirley — making him (at the time) the youngest member of the Writers Guild of America. He then spent three years writing the cult Showtime TV series, It's Garry Shandling's Show, and has created critically acclaimed hit franchise films in each of the past four decades, including Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (with Chris Matheson), Men in Black, Charlie's Angels, X-Men and Now You See Me 1&2.

The CANNESERIES' Digital Selection







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