Season 04 of the Cannes International Series Festival closed its doors on Wednesday.

The jury for long formats, chaired by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and that for short series, chaired by Aisling Bea, have delivered their verdict.

“I have the impression that the overall quality of the programming has been recognized.

There was a lot of enthusiasm in the screening rooms, very good feedback from the press and the public ”, rejoices Albin Lewi, the artistic director of CanneSeries.

As for the long series, the Finnish series

Mister 8,

the great favorite of

20 Minutes

, won two prizes, that of the best series and the interpretation prize for Pekka Strang. Two well-deserved awards for this hilarious and disturbing stylized black and white marivaudage. “I felt that there was a particular enthusiasm in the room. I had to evacuate the actors and creators after the screening in the foyer of the light auditorium. Something had happened, ”comments Albin Lewi. And to add: “Beyond the originality of its history, one is surprised by the treatment of this comedy which shakes up the codes. "

The German production 

The Allegation,

which revisits the Worms affair, a legal scandal in Germany, also won two awards, the Dior Grand Prix and the Best Screenplay Award. “It's a series a priori procedural, but which turns out to be much more than that, much more devious. It opens with a scene of an almost never seen vintage and surprises us thanks to the characterization of its characters. We are in something that appears more classic, but in the treatment not that much, ”notes Albin Lewi.

The Special Interpretation Prize underlines the fact that "a series is a collective work". This year, the jury chose to reward the cast of the Norwegian series, to be discovered soon on Arte,


: “This team of broken arms was also very successful. This series has a dramatic, jaw-dropping subject, with a completely offbeat treatment, like a form of inversion between content and form, ”analyzes the artistic director of CanneSeries. And to add: “We note that there is an explosion of codes. I think the public was surprised throughout the week ”

In terms of short series, the Norwegian series

About Saturday

which was crowned.

A punchy series that deals with the delicate question of consent.

"The jury chose a series that addresses a social question, a strong subject ... Here, it is the subject more than the form that matters, with an alleged rape", underlines Albin Lewi.

The complete list

Best Series Award: 

Mister 8

Best Short Series Award: 

About Saturday

Grand Prix Dior: 

The Allegation

Interpretation award: Pekka Strang -

Mister 8

Special interpretation award: 


Dior Prize for Revelation: Malik Gervais-Aubourg -

I would like to be erased

Best Screenplay Award: Ferdinand Von Schirach -

The Allegation

Best Music Award: Giorgio Giampa -


High School


Award for Best Long



Student Award for Best Short Series: 


Audience Award for Best Series in Competition: 



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