Two weeks left to submit clips for realscreen’s MIPCOM Picks

If you haven't yet submitted clips of the projects you're bringing to Cannes for our annual MIPCOM Picks, best get moving! Deadline for entries is August 19. Find out the details here.
August 5, 2009

As we’ve done for previous MIP markets, this year realscreen will again be throwing open its site for online clip submissions in six categories:

· Factual Entertainment

· History

· Lifestyle· Music, Arts & Culture

· Political, Social & Religious

· Science & Nature

Upload your new clips (5 to 8 minutes is common), and our editorial panel will select the best of the submissions to feature in our upcoming MIPCOM issue and on

BUT, BEST OF ALL, the clip the panel ranks highest will be named Best in Show, and the submitter will win a free pass to the Realscreen Summit in 2010!

Of course, certain rules apply:

i) clips must be submitted through the realscreen site ( – to the attention of Barry Walsh, and identified as ‘for MIPCOM Picks’) on or before Wednesday, August 19, 2009. In the ‘Instructions’ box, please include some background on the project (production company partners, distributor/distributors, rights available, broadcasters, if any). (Ignore the ‘Advertiser’ box.);

ii) clips must be from new projects coming to MIP for the first time in filmed form (projects previously pitched are acceptable, providing filming had not wrapped previous to MIPTV 2009) ;

iii) up to 3 clips may be submitted from any one production company;

iv) Format suggestions: video compression format H.264 is the recommended compression format (preferably QuickTimes or WMVs). Any other format will be recompressed again, resulting in degredation of the video. Frame Rate: max 30fps. Bitrate: 800kbits/sec. Quality: Best. Size: Maximum width 360px, regardless of aspect ratio

Audio format: AAC. Channels: Stereo or Mono. Rate: 44.1Khz

Prepare for Internet Streaming: Fast Start, or Fast Start – Compressed Header

As a guideline, this should produce videos that are less than 5MB per 30 seconds. Please do not upload files which exceed that guideline.;

v) the pass to the Realscreen Summit 2010 (February 1 to 3, 2010) does not include transportation or accommodation. The pass has no cash value.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.