MIPTV Picks 2009 in our screening room

'Tis that time of year again... the time when we unveil this year's assortment of the projects we think you'll want to take a closer look at while making the rounds in Cannes for MIPTV.
March 25, 2009

‘Tis that time of year again… the time when we unveil this year’s assortment of the projects we think you’ll want to take a closer look at while making the rounds in Cannes for MIPTV.

Once again, we received a huge volume of clips uploaded to us from around the world, and once again the jury of reviewers found many worth celebrating. Using our patented W.O.E. index, we judged the projects in terms of ‘watchability,’ originality and execution (get it?). While, as you’ll see in the pages to come, there was a bit of a dearth in terms of arts & culture submissions, the science & nature and political/social/religious categories certainly held their own in terms of providing us with thought-provoking, challenging and entertaining fare. Plus, we got a few giggles out of some of the factual submissions.

So without further ado, the picks for this year, with a special nod (and a pair of passes to the Realscreen Summit 2010) going to our Best in Show… drum roll please…


Best in show: Between the Folds

Runner-up for Best in Show: Great Sperm Race

Runner-up for Best in Show (tie): Generals at War

Life is a Banquet


Undercover Princes

Eat Yourself Sexy

102 Minutes that Changed America

Hillsborough Remembered

Stauffenberg: the True Story

First Australians


Fierce Light

Love in a Time of HIV

21 Days to Nawroz

Kashmir: Journey to Freedom

My Son the Pornographer

Us Now

Quantum Tamers

Special Needs Pets

Megalab Antarctica

Dallas DNA

Extinction Sucks

Human Prey

Secrets of the Dinosaur Mummy

Medic One (aka Air Ambulance)

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.