Realscreen‘s annual MIPCOM Picks feature, in which our editorial staff selects its picks for “can’t miss” non-fiction projects making their way to Cannes in October, has had its deadline for submissions extended, to Monday, August 27.
Here’s how it works. As we’ve done for previous MIP markets, this year realscreen will once again be accepting online clip submissions in six categories:
• Factual Entertainment
• Music, Arts & Culture
• Political, Social & Religious
• Science & Nature
Upload your new clips (around five to eight minutes in length is fine, but smaller trailers in the two-minute range are perfectly acceptable as well), 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 2013.
Of course, certain rules apply:
i) Clips must be submitted through the realscreen site (http://www.realscreen.com/upload – to the attention of Barry Walsh) on or before Monday, August 27, 2012. 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 2012);
iii) Up to three (3) clips may be submitted from any one production company;
iv) Please upload Quicktimes, WMVs or FLV files that are less than 5MB per 30 seconds. Please do not upload files which exceed that guideline;
v) The pass to the Realscreen Summit 2013 does not include transportation or accommodation and is non-transferable. Passes have no cash value.
Thanks and good luck.