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MIPTV Picks call for entries now open

MIPTV is fast approaching, and that means that the call for entries is now open for our annual MIPTV Picks feature, in which realscreen selects several "can't miss" projects making their way to the market. Submit your entries to us this week!
February 16, 2011

MIPTV is fast approaching, and that means that the call for entries is now open for our annual MIPTV Picks feature, in which realscreen selects several “can’t miss” projects making their way to the market.

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 MIPTV issue and on realscreen.com. The clip the panel ranks highest will be named Best in Show.

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 Friday, February 25, 2011. 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 MIPCOM 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.

Thanks and good luck.

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.

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