Series Mania back for a third season in Lille and Houtes-de-France, showcasing series from the world over from 20 to 28 March.
Aiming to surpass it’s 2019 edition, the series is now represented by 25 countries from Chile and Peru in South America, Niger and Senegal in Africa, as well as Japan, South Korea, and Singapore for Asia.
Representing Singapore is local content platform Viddsee whose original series titled ‘Soul Food’ is in competition for the festival’s Short Forms Series Competition – the only Asian title in the category. This will be the second time that Viddsee has been nominated in this category, following in the footsteps of its entry for last year titled ‘Drive’ by local filmmaker Don Aravind.
Overall, Viddsee is only one of a handful of entries from Asia, and they are hoping to provide a case for more Asian content to be featured in the future.
Soul Food is an 8-part series about a chef, played by Silver Ang, who recreates the final meal for those who want to meet their departed loved ones again. The story was created by Priscilla Goh, a TV writer/editor who has worked with Channel NewsAsia and Discovery Asia, among others.
Series Mania has been around since 2010, and brings together the world’s best series, their creators and stars to France. This year it boasts notable jury members Tom Perotta (The Leftovers), and Rachel Griffiths (Muriel’s Wedding, Six Feet Under) and guests including Chris Broncato (the creator of Netflix series Narcos and Narcos: Mexico).