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 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 ( – 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;

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
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.