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Deadline approaching for MIPDoc Co-Production Challenge entries

The deadline is February 25 for submitting entries to the upcoming MIPDoc Co-Production Challenge, organized by Reed MIDEM in partnership with realscreen and the European Documentary Network (EDN) and taking place on April 2. Producers selected will pitch their projects to a panel of five international commissioners, led by Channel 4's head of documentaries Hamish Mykura (pictured). Find out more about how to take part!
February 15, 2011

Nick Cohen, BBC Vision multi-platform commissioner for arts, documentaries and factual, has been added to the jury of the upcoming MIPDoc Co-Production Challenge, organized by Reed MIDEM in partnership with realscreen and the European Documentary Network (EDN).

As previously announced, Hamish Mykura (pictured), head of documentaries for the UK’s Channel 4 and More4, will lead the jury for this year’s event. The jury also includes Iikka Vehkalahti, commissioning editor, Documentary for YLE TV2; Karen Michael, Commissioning Editor for ARTE France and Axel Arno, Commissioning Editor for SVT – Sveriges Television AB.

The winner of the Challenge will receive: editorial coverage during MIPDoc 2011 and in realscreen‘s post-MIP issue; a one-on-one meeting with a jury member during the event; free entry to MIPDoc 2012; free submission of their winning program to the MIPDoc 2012 digital library; a two-day pass to the 2012 Realscreen Summit, in Washington D.C. and a one-year subscription to realscreen. The deadline for submissions is February 25, 2011. For more information and the submission entry form, click here.

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.

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