Serial Killer is an international festival with a competition of television and online series featuring the best and newest of contemporary European TV production. We connect creators from all over Europe, from the West to the East and across Central Europe. We draw on the immense potential of our region and wish to promote a healthy spirit of competition that benefits not only creators, but especially the viewers by bringing them more attractive TV series.
One of the major issues in our part of Europe is dual food quality, where Western consumers have access to better quality foods than those in the East. Serial Killer’s entire raison d'être is to create a festival where similar differences in TV production quality between Western and Eastern Europe will be challenged and overcome. The festival will welcome prominent TV producers, experts and professionals in the lively Moravian metropolis. Through discussions and lectures, visitors will be able to meet each of these personalities – even have a drink with the head of the European Broadcasting Union.
Besides expanding our horizons and awareness of the European television landscape, the festival aims to enthusiastically promote top quality domestic and international TV production. Serial Killer does not discriminate among television broadcasters, be they public, private, cable or online. Netflix is a TV broadcaster too, after all...
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.