Realscreen’s MIPTV Picks for 2016

This year's MIPTV Picks range from awe-inspiring natural history and fun factual entertainment, to social-issue documentary and several points between. (Pictured: How to Die: Simon's Choice)
March 28, 2016

As distributors from around the world set off to Cannes, we at realscreen set out each year to make the acquisition process a little less frantic by offering up our picks of programming that merits a closer look. This year’s MIPTV Picks range from awe-inspiring natural history and fun factual entertainment, to social-issue documentary and several points between. Congratulations to our Best in Show (pictured), which wins for its submitting company a pass to the 2017 Realscreen Summit.

Best in Show: How to Die – Simon’s Choice
Partners: Minnow Films with the Open University for BBC2, distributed by Zodiak Rights

Partners: Dream Catcher Motion Pictures; distributed by Zed

How the Rich Live Longer
Partners: ITN Productions for Channel 4; distributed by Orange Smarty

The Secret Life of the Zoo
Partners: Blast! Films for Channel 4; distributed by Sky Vision

Partners: Motto Pictures; distributed by Dogwoof, Nonstop Entertainment for Scandinavia, Sundance Selects and Showtime for North America

National Bird
Partners: Ten Forward Films, ITVS, NDR; distributed by ro*co films international

Lost and Found
Partners: Frank Films, Shaw Media Canada, NHK, SBS Australia; distributed by Tricon Films

Oak Tree: Nature’s Greatest Survivor
Partners: Furnace Ltd. for BBC; distributed byTVF International

Walking the Himalayas
Partners: October Films with GroupM Entertainment for Channel 4; distributed by Sky Vision

My Baby, Psychosis and Me
Partners: Matchlight for BBCl; distributed by DCD Rights

The Lesser Caucasus
Partners: NDR Naturfilm/Doclights for NDR, WDR, Terra Mater, Channel 1 (Russia) and Altayfilm; distributed by ZDF Enterprises

Partners: ZCDC and ITVS; distributed by 108 Media

Hitting Home
Partners: In Films for Australian Broadcasting Corporation; distributed by ABC Commercial

A Year in Space
Partners: PBS and Time Inc.; distributed by PBS International

Partners: Mile 22, Transform Films, Cuomo Cole Productions, Artemis Media Ventures; distributed by ro*co films internationa

Right Footed
Partners: Nick Spark Productions; distributed by APT Worldwide

Nature’s Superdads
Partners: MFP; distributed by Zed

Notes on Blindness
Partners: Archer’s Mark in assoc. with Fee Fie Foe Films, 104 Films; coproduced by Agat Films & Cie, ARTE France; supported by Creative England, the BFI, Impact Partners, ARTE France, BBC ‘Storyville,’ Cinereach, Britdoc, New York Times and PROCIREP-ANGOA; worldwide sales handled by Cinephil

Life, Animated
Partners: A&E lndieFilms, Motto Pictures, Roger Ross Williams Productions; distributed in North America by The Orchard, international sales handled by Dogwoof

Underfire: The Untold Story of Pfc. Tony Vaccaro
Partners: Dog Green Productions for HBO; distributed by Cargo Film & Releasing

Boy to Man
Partners: Seven Productions for Travel Channel; distributed by Beyond International

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.