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MIPCOM Picks call for entries

Once again, we're looking for projects headed to the Cannes market to spotlight in our annual MIPCOM Picks feature, and you have until August 12 to submit trailers and clips. (Pictured: last year's Best in Show, Barack Obama: Great Expectations)
July 4, 2013

It’s that time of year again… time to submit trailers and clips for consideration for our annual MIPCOM Picks feature.

In realscreen‘s MIPCOM Picks, our editorial team selects several “can’t miss’ non-fiction projects making their way to the market for the first time in filmed form.

Here’s how it works. 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 (up to five 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 2014.

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 12, 2013. 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 2013);

iii) Up to three (3) clips may be submitted from any one production company;

iv) Format suggestions: We would prefer QuickTimes, WMVs, or FLV files, and as we receive many submissions, we prefer that you send videos that are less than 5MB per 30 seconds. Please do not upload files which exceed that guideline as given the number of submissions typically received for this feature, very large files may have difficulty uploading.

v) The pass to the Realscreen Summit 2014 does not include transportation or accommodation and is non-transferable. Passes have no cash value.

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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