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Berlin: TV Series Gain More Traction as Festival Opens Doors to Small-Screen Fare

Intense industry interest and growing demand for a major TV market early in the year could well lead to a much larger role for small-screen series at the Berlinale and European Film Market in the coming years.

Berlin became one of the first A-list festivals to launch TV sections as part of the main festival and market in 2015. The festival’s Berlinale Series sidebar and the Drama Series Days event (Feb. 19-21), launched jointly by the European Film Market, the Berlinale Co-Production Market and the Berlinale Talents, have made Berlin an increasingly vital platform for international makers of high-end series.

This year marks the first time that all market and festival series activities will take place at one location: the recently restored Zoo Palast, where they are overseen by program manager Solmaz Azizi. In addition to the Drama Series Days market screenings and conference program, the Berlinale Series will present its festival and red carpet public screenings

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