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Deadline extension announced for MIPCOM Picks

Realscreen is extending its deadline for this year's MIPCOM Picks feature submissions. Get your clips in by Aug. 25!
August 18, 2010

Realscreen is extending its deadline for this year’s MIPCOM Picks feature submissions. Now, interested parties have until Aug. 25 to submit clips for consideration.

As we’ve done for previous MIP markets, this year realscreen will once 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 (around 5 to 8 minutes in length), and our editorial panel will select the best of the submissions to feature in our upcoming MIPCOM issue and on realscreen.com. 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 2011!.

Of course, certain rules apply:

i) clips must be submitted through the realscreen site (www.realscreen.com/upload/ – to the attention of Barry Walsh) on or before Wednesday August 25, 2010. 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.) Note: if you are having trouble accessing this link to upload your clips, please send them via YouSendIt, ZSpace, or another service to Barry Walsh, care of bwalsh@brunico.com;

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 2010);

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 degradation 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.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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