What is your Story?

We are looking for the next great original tv series story - without genre restrictions. Submission deadline: August 31, 2021.


  • The Winner receives a 10,000 EUR cash prize

  • The Winning story will be fully produced as a pilot episode

How to enter

The following materials must be submitted in one PDF file:

1. Synopsis
Two pages long synopsis/ concept for the series (6-10 episodes/ season, 40-50 minutes/ episode)


2. Treatment for the pilot episode
An extended synopsis for the pilot episode, that includes the storyline and characters. Dialogue is optional.


3. One completed scene
From the pilot episode, in standard screenplay format.


4. CV of applicant

5. Declaration of non-infringement
The project will not infringe the intellectual property rights, copyrights, moral rights, patent, trademark or other rights of any third party.

  • Submission shall be in either English, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Czech or Slovenian language

  • Country of origin: primarily Central and Eastern European countries, but submissions from all over the world are welcome

  • Concepts have not been exhibited on the Internet/ Video On Demand

What happens then?

An international jury of industry professionals will read all submissions. Creators of the best 8 stories will be invited to Budapest where they will present their ideas to the jury and an audience and one Finalist will win the prize. Presentations will be in English - if your English is not good enough, you can use an interpreter.

Schedule 2021

  • Opening date: June 1, 2021

  • Deadline: August 31, 2021

  • Finalists announced and notified: September 20, 2021

  • Pitching training for Finalists in Budapest: Fall 2021. Flights and hotels are on us.

  • Hypewriter Live event: Fall 2021, Budapest. Our 8 Finalists will pitch their ideas to an international jury and an audience. Winner will be chosen an announced that day.