Serial Eyes


From The Sopranos to Breaking Bad, and recently the European The Killing, Misfits or The Returned, TV series have showcased mind-blowing storytelling. SERIAL EYES offers you a chance to be part of this narrative revolution.

An intensive 8-month full-time postgraduate course on TV writing and producing, based in Berlin and taught in English. It is designed for young European TV writers and producers with previous experience. SERIAL EYES is organised and run by the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB) and is partnered with London Film School and the National Film School of Denmark.

The programme boasts top-notch international lecturers, including the renowned American showrunner and LFS Honoraray Associate Frank Spotnitz (The Man in the High Castle, The X Files, Hunted), Ben Harris (The Musketeers, Hunted),  as well as Nicola Lusuardi (Sky Italia) and Sven Clausen, three-time winner of the Emmy Award for Danish Serial Drama. The team of lecturers include commissioning editors from broadcasters such as RTL, SKY, CANAL+, ZDF.

In addition to the cooperation partners - the London Film School and the National Film School of Denmark – further partners and sponsors of SERIAL EYES include: the EU's CREATIVE EUROPE programme, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, RTL, Real Film (part of Studio Hamburg) and Atlantique Productions and Gaumont Television.


Application for the 2023-2024 cycle:

Opening of application period: February 2023

Application Deadline: 8th May 2023

Admission to the second round (interview): May 2023

Final decision: June 2023

Information about the programme and admission requirements:

The programme is developed by the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB), in cooperation with the London Film School and the National Film School of Denmark. Conducted in an intimate 12-person class setting, SERIAL EYES will bring you to the next level. The course is an intensive 8-month full-time programme, and runs from September to May. Apart from short-term visits to Copenhagen, London and Cannes, the classes take place in Berlin at the DFFB during the duration of the programme.

Gain excellent training
Benefit from top-notch training by high-profile international showrunners and industry speakers at the top of their game.

Develop multiple skills
Build up solid expertise in the dramaturgic and narrative strategies used in successful serial productions and acquire in-depth understanding of markets, audiences and broadcasters’ needs.

Experience the writers’ room
Get equipped with techniques and methods to work in a group and as a team.

Develop projects
Put the theory into practice.
Build a portfolio of material alone and with other writers by engaging specific audiences and deliver a pilot within the mentoring scheme.

Pitch projects to TV professionals
Tap into multiple opportunities to pitch your projects to European TV professionals at the Berlinale, during the London workshop, at Cannes MIPTV and in the final SERIAL EYES Pitching Session.

Weave an international network
Gain invaluable international broadcast-industry contacts and establish strong relationships with fellow European writers and producers.

More information about the programme and admission requirements can be found here: