What is CANNESERIES Institute? 

CANNESERIES Institute is a series writing residency which will welcome eight international students in Cannes, from March 5 to April 11, 2019.

At the end of this program supervised by teachers from the University of Côte d’Azur (UCA) and members of Serial Eyes, a prestigious writing residence in Berlin, each resident will produce a pre-bible and the pilot of a TV series. One of them will be offered the opportunity to develop it with Canal+.

The residency is an intensive five week training of series writing destined to young screenwriters and closely linked to Canal+'s creative ecosystem: Original Creation, Studio+, Studiochannel.

Residents will be immersed in the universe of CANNESERIES. They will attend numerous original and international screenings, masterclasses and white cards throughout the city. They will also be able to participate to professional meetings organized as part of In Development, the Cannes Drama Creative Forum proposed by CANNESERIES and MIPTV.

The goal of CANNESERIES Institute is to allow aspiring screenwriters to express their talent and offer them the opportunity to develop their series with Canal+
Benoît Louvet, Managing Director of CANNESERIES

Who are CANNESERIES Institute residents?


Greg Simmons
29 ans

Diplômé de la London Film School


Katerina Gerothanasi
32 ans

Diplômée de Serial Eyes


Malgorzata Biedrońska
32 ans

Diplômée de la Lodz Film School


Marta Sanseverino
21 ans

Diplômé de la Scuola Holden


Matija Dragojević
27 ans

Diplômé de l'International Film School de Cologne

Païvi Kotro-Brenner
49 ans

Diplômée de la London Film School


Storm Battesti
27 ans

France, Suisse, USA
Diplômé de Serial Eyes


Vincent Hazard

42 ans

Diplômé de la FEMIS



What are CANNESERIES Institute key dates?

November 5th 2018 

 Applications deadline.

Novembre 2018

 List of short-listed applicants announced.

December 20th 2018

 List of the eight finalists announced. 

March 5 to April 11, 2019  

 CANNESERIES Institute residency.

Who organizes CANNESERIES Institute?

The Cannes – Vivendi/Canal+ Group International Chaire and the Université Côte d’Azur (UCA) launch CANNESERIES Institute, an exceptional residency dedicated to screenwriting for series.

Developed by UCA in association with Serial Eyes (DFFB, Berlin), the first edition of the residency will take place in the context of the future Cannes university hub, a project of David Lisnard, the Mayor of Cannes, and of UCA.

It will contribute, through its content, to Cannes’s ambition of becoming a leading university city in the area of the creative economy, and to the creative dynamic of CANNESERIES, the Cannes International Series Festival that will be held in Cannes from April 4 to April 11, 2018.