Serial Killer is the first international festival of TV and online serial production in Central and Eastern Europe. We offer blood, sweat and tears on the screen and a great party with Czech and foreign celebrities off the screen.
The Serial Killer festival aims to offer high-quality entertainment to the public and wants to enable professionals from the film and television industry and film schools to come together. We want to respond to series which will be popular in the following season. Join us!
We are looking for new ways and approaches to storytelling, unpredictable heroes, original stories and unexpected situations as well as a refresh of proved classics. We are interested in attractive and strong topics with social impact, which arouse controversies and strong spectatorial response. And we believe that Brno is the best place in the world for such occasion!
This South Moravian metropolis is a progressive and attractive city, which becomes more and more popular thanks to its culture, kindness, openness to new things but also its phallic clock, statue of a “horse” or rapidly changing notions of dignity. There are several universities and thousands of their students, as well as high number of successful international companies and start-ups from the field of IT and science in this “Silicon Valley of Central Europe”. All this makes Brno an ideal place for anything, including some unbridled killing of time. Yes, and there is also the Bar Which Does Not Exist.
The Croatian mini-series Guardian of the Castle was awarded as the best television serial. Mislav Brumec, its author himself, came to take the award. The international jury consisting of exceptional producers and academics from Norway, Sweden, Great Britain, Germany and Denmark gives reasons for their decision: “This intriguing and emotionally involving series, with its believable and powerfully played characters, atmospherically captures the historical period of former Yugoslavia and its chaos from the inside, and leaves the audience wanting more.”
The jury stated to be positively surprised by high level of the competition and awarded Special Mention prize to the ten-part Estonian drama The Bank for being “eccentric and brave in its evocation of the absurdities of Estonia after the fall of the Iron Curtain.” The award was collected by the director Paul Aguraiuja in person.
The best online serial award remains in the Czech Republic. It was given to authors of The Line, a series from ice-hockey background. The jury appreciated its “verbal and situation comic, a sensitive performance of Jiří Langmajer, professional direction and great skating skills”. The award was collected by the director Vladimír Skórka.