Realscreen opens call for MIPCOM Picks submissions

Once again, it's time to submit clips and trailers for consideration for our upcoming MIPCOM Picks feature, appearing in our September/October issue. (Pictured: last year's Best in Show, TransFatty Lives)
July 11, 2016

Once again, it’s time to submit clips and trailers for consideration for our upcoming MIPCOM Picks feature, appearing in our September/October issue.

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. We’re accepting online clip submissions in seven categories:

• Factual Entertainment/Unscripted

• Formats

• History

• Lifestyle

• Music, Arts & Culture

• Political, Social & Religious/Current Affairs

• Science & Natural History

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 2017. (Pictured: last year’s Best in Show, TransFatty Lives)

Of course, certain rules apply, and please note the conditions concerning the amount of clips allowed for submission:

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 8, 2016. 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 finished, filmed form (projects previously pitched are acceptable, providing filming had not wrapped previous to MIPTV 2016);

iii) Up to two (2) clips may be submitted from any one production company, to a maximum of six (6) clips per distributor;

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. NOTE: Links to clips housed on other sites (Vimeo, YouTube, etc.) are also accepted and can be sent via email to Barry Walsh at bwalsh@brunico.com.

v) The pass to the Realscreen Summit 2017 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.