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Realscreen MIPTV Picks submission deadline extended

MIPTV is fast approaching, and with it, another edition of realscreen's MIP Picks report. We've extended our submissions deadline to Feb. 13 - get yours in soon!

February 6, 2009

MIPTV is fast approaching, and with it, another edition of realscreen‘s MIP Picks report. We’ve extended our submissions deadline to Feb. 13 – get yours in soon!

As we’ve done in the past, this year realscreen will 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 (5 to 8 minutes is common), and our editorial panel will select the best of the submissions to feature in our special MIPDOC bumper issue and on realscreen.com.

BUT, BEST OF ALL, the clip the panel ranks highest will be named Best in Show, and the submitter will win two free passes to the Realscreen Summit in 2010!

Of course, certain rules apply:

i) Clips must be submitted through the realscreen site (www.realscreen.com/upload/ – to the attention of Barry Walsh) on or before Friday, February 13, 2009. In the ‘Instructions’ box, please include some background on the project, and please specify that the clip is being submitted for consideration for MIPTV Picks ’09. (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 MIPCOM 2008);

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

iv) Format suggestions: video compression format H.264 is the recommended compression format (preferably QuickTimes or WMVs). Any other format will be recompressed again, resulting in degradation of the video. Frame Rate: max 30fps. Bitrate: 800kbits/sec. Quality: Best. Size: Maximum width 360px, regardless of aspect ratio

Audio format: AAC. Channels: Stereo or Mono. Rate: 44.1Khz

Prepare for Internet Streaming: Fast Start, or Fast Start – Compressed Header

As a guideline, this should produce videos that are less than 5MB per 30 seconds. Please do not upload files which exceed that guideline.;

v) Passes to the Realscreen Summit 2010 (January 31 – February 3, 2010) do not include transportation or accommodation and are non-transferable. Passes have no cash value.

About The Author
Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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