French hip-hop drama “Le Monde de Demain” wins Series Mania award – Deadline

French hip-hop series The world of tomorrow won the grand prize of the Series Mania international competition.

Announced at a ceremony this evening and chaired by jury president Julia Sinkevych, the Arte/Netflix television series on the birth of the French rap movement has beaten fierce competition from Michael Hirst’s Billy the kid and that of Israel fire dance.

Based on an original idea by Katell Quillévéré and Hélier Cisterne, the show, which translates into English as tomorrow’s worldfeatures JoeyStarr and DJ Détonateur S, who created a rebellious and euphoric form of expression and brought rap to France.

Yehuda Levi, leader fire dance, won Best Actor and Michelle De Swarte won Best Actress for his performance in Sky/HBO The baby.

Meanwhile, Discovery+ Sweden The dark heart won the prize for the best series in the international panorama, the special jury prize was awarded to the German film sun eyes and BBC Scotland’s short-lived British drama Float won Best Series in the Short Forms division.

The Audience Award went to UK network Channel 4’s Birth of Daniel F Harris from End of the fucking world producer Clerkenwell Films.

The awards capped off a week of screenings and panel discussions at the Lille forum and were overseen by a jury led by Ukrainian filmmaker Sinkevych and director Marc Dugain, Valkyrie star Christian Berkel, by Shtisel Shira Haas, Turkish screenwriter Berkun Oya and French singer-songwriter Yseult.

Series Mania founder Laurence Herszberg said audiences and professionals “attended in record numbers”, with more than 70,000 participants and 3,300 accredited people from 64 countries.

She added: “Although this year’s highlights for the Festival, the Forum and the Dialogues de Lille are many, I would like to thank our President of the Jury and my dear friend, the Ukrainian producer Julia Sinkevych, who has really been an inspiration to all who met her.