Serious times call for serious content, if the submissions for this year’s MIPTV Picks are any indication. Social issues, crime, disease, injustice – all are topics addressed by scores of projects making their way to the market.
As you’ll see from the selections made by the realscreen editorial team, many of those projects captivated us and merited inclusion. But a little relief also came in the form of eye-popping natural history and science, social experiments, and presenter-led excursions.
Congratulations to our Best in Show, which wins for its submitting company a pass to the 2016 Realscreen Summit. Also, note that while we have some of the clips from this year posted in our screening room, in instances where clips are hosted elsewhere, we have identified the project’s production and distribution partners as well as rights available.
BEST IN SHOW: THE LOOK OF SILENCE
Partners: Final Cut for Real (Denmark), coproduced by Piraya Film (Norway), Making Movies (Finland), Spring Films (UK); in association with ZDF, ARTE, DR K, NRK, YLE, VPRO; assorted distributors; sales agent: Cinephil
Rights available: Worldwide excluding North America, Scandinavia, France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, the Netherlands, Portugal, Poland, Australia, Japan, the former Yugoslavia, Taiwan, Turkey
SECRET LIFE OF FOUR YEAR OLDS
Partners: RDF Television for Channel 4, distributed by Zodiak Rights
Rights available: Worldwide and format rights
DAZZLE: THE HIDDEN STORY OF CAMOUFLAGE ()
Partners: Jonnie & Kate Films for ABC (Australia); distributed by Off the Fence
Rights available: Worldwide excluding Australia
THE YES MEN ARE REVOLTING
Partners: Human Race, Felt Films in coproduction with ZDF, YLE, DR and in association with ARTE;
sales agent: Cinephil
Rights available: Worldwide excluding Benelux, North America, Germany, France, Scandinavia,
Partners: The Garden and GroupM Entertainment for Channel 5 (UK); distributed by ITV Studios
Rights available: Format and finished, worldwide excluding UK and Eire.
NIGEL MARVEN’S CRUISE SHIP ADVENTURES
Partners: Image Impact Productions for Watch (UK); distributed by FremantleMedia International
Rights available: World excluding UK, Eire and U.S. territories and possessions – all free and pay TV, all streaming, all physical & digital video. World excluding U.S. territories and possessions – all NT & closed circuit (incl. in-flight), archive sales
MILLION DOLLAR AMERICAN PRINCESSES
Partners: Finestripe Productions for Smithsonian Channel; distributed by BBC Worldwide
Rights available: Worldwide excluding North America
9 MONTHS THAT MADE YOU
Partners: A BBC production with PBS; distributed by BBC Worldwide
Rights available: Worldwide excluding UK, U.S.
Partners: Apertura Films (Panama) with AjiMolido Films (Argentina); international sales agent: Cinephil
Rights available: Worldwide excluding Panama, Argentina