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MIPCOM Picks deadline extended

The deadline for submissions to our annual MIPCOM Picks feature, in which we shine the spotlight on several projects being shopped at the October market in Cannes, is being extended to August 21.
August 12, 2013

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 Wednesday, August 21.

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

• History

• Lifestyle

• 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 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 Wednesday, August 21, 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) 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 2014 does not include transportation or accommodation and is non-transferable. Passes have no cash value.

Thanks and good luck!

 

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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