Exclusive: Canneseries to return in 2025 despite MIPTV’s demise


French TV festival Canneseries will return in 2025 despite news that partner event MIPTV is to end after its April 2024 edition, TBI has learned.

Canneseries was launched in 2018 to run alongside RX France’s MIPTV and takes place at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, with screenings and Q&A’s that can be attended by those in the trade and members of the public.

Franklin (Source: Apple)

Its seventh iteration will take place 5-10 April but its future beyond that had been unclear as rumours swirled around the future of MIPTV, which organisers RX France today confirmed would be closing after 61 years with a new London event planned.

TBI understands, however, that Canneseries will return to the French Riviera for an eighth season in 2025, with dates yet to be revealed.

The event has been run since its creation by former French minister of culture, Fleur Pellerin, who is president, alongside managing director Benoît Louvet.

Categories include Competition, Short Form Competition, Documentary Series and Out of Competition, with Disney+ show Becoming Karl Lagerfeld and Apple TV+ drama Franklin among this year’s selection.

Known for its distinctive pink carpet, Canneseries was set up with the support of Cannes mayor David Lisnard in 2018 by an independent association chaired by Pellerin.

It is backed by companies such as Canal+ and regional funding bodies including Départment Des Alpes Maritimes.

The event has expanded over the years from competition and screenings to include professional-focused initiatives such as Canneseries Writers Club and Canneseries Unlimited, which are aimed at allowing screenwriters and creatives to share experiences and expand their networks.

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