Three entries will share the top prize of 10,000 euros and have six months to develop the original idea with the support and supervision of Paprika Studios, according to the decision of The Hypewriter, a global competition for the best television series concepts. The winner will be publicly broadcast by RTL Hungary.

The jury, consisting of Ana Bižić, Alexandra Dubovska, Jan Maxa, Péter Kolosi and Bence Trunkó, decided that the three entries Be Happy, or Else (Chin Van Tran, Vietnam and Eric Romero, Spain), Elders (Andrej Žgank and Eva Kučera Šmon, Slovania) and Small Time Justice (András Szőke és Dániel Hamvas, Hungary) should share Hypewriter’s € 10,000 prize. The creators of the three entries, selected from more than 200 submitted materials, will have the opportunity to further develop their original ideas in a six-month mentoring programme, after which the jury will decide which of the three entries will be publicly broadcast as a pilot, courtesy of RTL Hungary.

“Although the planned use of artificial intelligence will most likely revolutionize the TV and film industry soon, we at Paprika Studios still believe that original ideas and real feelings can only come from humans. We know that responsible and ethical use of cutting-edge technology will be inevitable, but Hypewriter is still a celebration of human creativity: we have again received many hundreds of great and original ideas, wild and humorous concepts from all over the world” – stated Ákos Erdős, CEO of Paprika Studios.

“It’s not easy to make series today. It is increasingly difficult to find truly original and innovative ideas. Still, at Hypewriter, we give fresh concepts a chance. This year, we have selected a handful of entries to develop further because we believe each has real potential. We were also excited by the candidates’ presentation skills, which are getting better every year” – added Péter Kolosi, Deputy CEO, Director of Programming at RTL Hungary