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31 March 2017

The world's biggest television festival, Series Mania, is coming to Melbourne this July bringing with it the latest in small screen comedy and drama from across the nation and around the world.

Series Mania is the Cannes Film Festival of the television world. Held annually since 2009, the event is a launching pad for new television and web series. Recognition of the vitality of the Victorian screen industry, this Melbourne outing will be the first time the festival has been staged in the southern hemisphere.

Series Mania Melbourne will take over ACMI this July with a bumper program of highlights from Paris Series Mania 2017 including over 40 free screenings alongside talks and Q&As with key creatives and stars of the television world, as well as workshops and masterclasses for the public and screen industry practitioners.

Regarded as a key event on the global TV industry calendar, Series Mania Paris has provided an international platform for Victorian-made programs including Please Like Me, Gallipoli and Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. The event also features an influential co-production forum for the industry to discover new talent and share ideas.

Series Mania Melbourne is presented by ACMI and Film Victoria in partnership with Paris' Forum des Images. The festival will take place at ACMI from 20–24 July 2017. The Melbourne program will be launched on 3 July.

Learn more about the festival