What is your Story?

We are looking for the next great original tv series story - without genre restrictions. Submission deadline: 20 July, 2022.


  • The winner receives a 10,000 EUR cash prize

  • The winning story will be fully produced as a pilot episode and shown by RTL Hungary

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.

Schedule 2022

  • Opening date: 1 June, 2022

  • Entry deadline: 20 July, 2022

  • Finalists announced and notified: 30 August, 2022

  • Pitching training for Finalists in Budapest: 25 September, 2022. Flights and hotels are on us.

  • Hypewriter Pitch Forum: 26 September, 2022 in Budapest. Our 8 Finalists will pitch their ideas to an international jury and an audience. Winner will be chosen an announced that day.