Applications for NEM 2024 Zagreb Awards are open!


The unique award ceremony consists of several diverse main and subcategories that pay tribute to the best content from the CEE region. The winners will be announced during NEM Zagreb 2024.


After last year's successful presentation, the NEM Awards 2024, a competition for the best TV content from the CEE region organized in three main categories, will breathe life into numerous projects once again by presenting it to key audiences and industry leaders. The award ceremony will take place during NEM Zagreb 2024, from 4 to 6 December 2024 at the Esplanade Hotel in Zagreb.

Registration is open and free of charge for all participants from the CEE region!



The competition is organized in several main categories:

  1. The Best Pre-development Project Award is for creatives who have an idea for a TV script, regardless of experience. Several TV formats in the following subcategories meet the application requirements:
  • Scripted series
  • Scripted feature-length film
  • Documentary series/Feature-length film
  • Entertainment format


The winner will be supported with €5,000 market exchange opportunities, while the runner-up will be awarded the same in the amount of €2,500 and the third-placed one in the amount of €1,000. The market exchange includes various networking and presentation opportunities all organized by Mediavision with partner events such as Heart of Europe, Conecta, MIPCOM, Series Mania, etc. Furthermore, all finalists will have the opportunity for a public 7-minute presentation of submitted projects at NEM Zagreb 2024, free participation in online pitching and "script surgery" workshops.


Marta Kamińska, Sales and International Relations Department, TVP S.A shared her satisfaction with the collaboration between the two events: "We are delighted that NEM Zagreb and Heart of Europe are collaborating, and that we provide an excellent opportunity for the winners to present their projects to a global audience. Thanks to our partnership, creators can find partnerships across Europe, while audiences can enjoy high-quality content with international potential."


Alba Pérez, Programme Coordinator, INSIDE CONTENT, also commented on the cooperation between the two events:"The partnership between Conecta FICTION & ENTERTAINMENT (June 18-21 Toledo, Spain) and NEM Zagreb 2024 facilitates international cooperation, increasing the potential scope and funding of projects from the two Mediterranean countries. This alliance empowers audiovisual productions to explore new avenues for financial support, significantly increasing their chances of success. Namely, two projects NEM Zagreb, "Playing with Scissors" (scripted) and "Eat a Book" (unscripted), have been selected for Conecta 2024, emphasizing the effectiveness of this transnational partnership in strengthening the industry."


More information about the awards can be found here: Prizes for Pre-development projects

Registration is open until November 10, 2024.


  1. The Council of Europe Series Co-production Development Award is intended to foster creative collaboration in series co-production and empower independent producers. The award is part of the Pilot Programme for Series Co-Productions, as part of the Initiative of the Council of Europe, the headquarters of Eurimages.

The prize is €50,000 (non-refundable).

Applications are open until November 17, 2024.


The 3rd Best Finished Project in the CEE Award will be awarded to the best drama TV series in the CEE region. It is a prestigious recognition of excellence celebrating fully realized and completed TV series from Central and Eastern Europe.

More information about the awards can be found here: Prizes for best finished TV series in the CEE

Registration is open until November 24, 2024.


The winners of all major categories and subcategories are chosen by an independent jury of top industry experts. The NEM Awards are an opportunity for screenwriters and content creators, industry-related students, producers, television and production companies, talent and other TV industry professionals from the CEE region, Europe and the rest of the world.

In 2023, the winners of the NEM Awards in five different competition categories were:

  • Scripted Series: Rene Gallo – Mild Miracles
  • Scripted Feature-length film: Mile Božićević – Mothers of Humanity and Daria Stilin – Tied Up
  • Documentary Series / Feature-Length Documentary Film: Julia Groszek - Sugarland
  • Non-Scripted Entertainment Format: Martichka Bozhilova and Iskra Angelova – Eat a Book
  • The Best Drama TV Series in the CEE: Spy / Master – Warner Bros. Discovery



NEM Zagreb is an event focused on the creation of TV series and films. The aim of the event is to connect talent with valuable opportunities, create space for new collaborations and improve the TV industry in Central and Eastern Europe. NEM Zagreb creates opportunities for new projects, jobs, co-productions between central and eastern European countries and co-productions between countries with low and high production capacity. It also facilitates content acquisitions within and outside the CEE region, as well as investments by European or global streamers in the original content of the CEE region.


NEM Zagreb 2023 is co-financed by the European Union, through the Creative Europe MEDIA sub-programme. More information is available on the official website of NEM Zagreb 2024.

NEM 2023 Awards