Two projects produced by popular Russian OTT-service more.tv were selected for the official program of SeriesFest international festival.
“Chiсks” and “Psycho” – recent hits of the more originals lineup - received two nominations in the Independent Pilot Competition section. “Chiсks” series have been nominated for the IPC Drama and “Psycho” has been chosen for IPC Dramedy category. There are 7 international projects presented in the Independent Pilot Competition section this year, and amongst them “Chiсks” and “Psycho” are the only Russian TV series in the SeriesFest program this year. Unconventional point of view to the raised issues, and reveal of the characters from the different angles – these were the main criteria for projects’ selection to SeriesFest. Besides, the committee of SeriesFest place particular emphasis on female representation in production crew of the shows when shortlisting the series.
SeriesFest, a non-profit organization, champions and empowers artists at the forefront of episodic storytelling by providing year-round opportunities for creators and industry experts to connect, collaborate, and share stories, which inspire and impact global audiences. SeriesFest is compared to the Sundance Film Festival - one of the most significant independent film festivals in the USA. Traditionally, the jury of the festival includes award-winning actors, producers and production executives such as Allison Wasserman (Director, Original Programming, HBO), Col Needham (Founder and CEO, IMDb), Amanda Palley (SVP Current Programs, CBS) and others. The festival will be held online on June 24 - July 11.
This year “Chiсks” and “Psycho” were selected for the official lineup of the Long Island International Film Expo which will take place in New York August 10 - 15. The LIIFE has been running since 1997. About 450 international projects apply for the festival every year. Long Island International Film Expo has been attended by some Hollywood’s finest including: John Amos (What’s Happening), Ed Asner (Mary Tyler Moore Show), Robert Davi (Goonies), William Sadler (Shawshank Redemption), John Nolan (Taking Back Sunday), Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Billy Baldwin (Backdraft), Ed Burns (Saving Private Ryan).