Call for Appli­ca­tions: Diverse Sto­ry­telling in Dig­i­tal Short Form Series

Ser­i­al Eyes, the post­grad­u­ate pro­gram for series writ­ers orga­nized by the Ger­man Film and Tele­vi­sion Acad­e­my Berlin, launch­es the sec­ond round in April 2024 of their work­shop “Diverse Sto­ry­telling in Dig­i­tal Short Form Series”.

Dig­i­tal short form series (a.k.a. web series) are shows designed for the inter­net with episodes rang­ing from 1 to 20 min­utes. Famous exam­ples are HIGH MAINTENANCE and THE MISADVENTURES OF AWKWARD BLACK GIRL, which both became dram­e­dy series with four resp. five sea­sons (INSECURE) on HBO. The work­shop teach­es ser­i­al sto­ry­telling and the tech­nique of col­lab­o­ra­tive writ­ing in the Writ­ers’ Room in a con­densed form thanks to the short for­mat at its cen­ter.

The work­shop will be led by Corinne Le Hong in close col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Ser­i­al Eyes train­ing pro­gram. Expe­ri­enced screen­writ­ers like Katrin Merkel (Ser­i­al Eyes, Head of Stud­ies), Ste­fanie Ren (A THIN LINE), Vik­to­ria So Hee Alz (DRUCK, PARA), Han­no Hack­fort and Bob Kon­rad (4BLOCKS, PARA and KLEO) are lec­tur­ers of the pro­gram.

Six Eng­lish-speak­ing par­tic­i­pants will be select­ed for the work­shop and trained to devel­op dig­i­tal short form series and work in the writ­ers’ room. The work­shop is aimed in par­tic­u­lar at minori­ties and groups that are tra­di­tion­al­ly under­rep­re­sent­ed in the media indus­try, e.g. BIPoC or per­sons from the LGBTQIA* com­mu­ni­ty. Pre­vi­ous writ­ing expe­ri­ence is required. As the work­shop takes place online, appli­ca­tions from all over Europe are wel­come.

You can find here more infor­ma­tion on the work­shop and the appli­ca­tion pro­ce­dure: