Paprika Studios and RTL Hungary present the 5th season of the Hypewriter, Central and Eastern Europe’s most popular international pitch forum / series proposal competition. The grand prize is €10,000, and the winning submission will be developed into a complete pilot that will be broadcast to the general audience, courtesy of RTL Hungary.

An international panel of renowned television and cinema experts will pick the top eight entries, which will be invited to a pitch conference in Budapest in October. The finals, which will be held in English, will not only be a competition but also an occasion for competitors to present their work to industry and press guests. The international television pitch forum accepting television series ideas from 4th May to 7th July with no genre constraints.

Hypewriter was founded in 2018, is now one of the biggest international forums in the region for creators with fresh ideas. It is funded and organized by Paprika Studios, the largest television producer in Central and Eastern Europe with independent offices in 9 countries and RTL Hungary, the leading broadcaster on the Hungarian television market. The competition is assessed on hundreds of entries from all over the world every year.

Winners of previous years:

  • (2018) The Butcher: has already had its pilot episode produced and the season developed.
  • (2019) Golden Age: will begin production parallel with this year’s competition. It is going straight to series and a full season is in production by Paprika Studios for RTL Hungary.
  • (2020) Trumpet of the Angels: has been shown to a professional audience at Hypewriter 2022 in a private screening and will soon be available to the wider audience.
  • (2021) The Rise and Fall of Zolika Pásztor: the development of the first season and first episode is on the way based on the winning idea.