Last day to submit clips for realscreen‘s MIPTV Picks

MIPTV is fast approaching, and with it, another edition of realscreen's MIP Picks report. The submissions deadline is today, Feb. 18 - get yours in now!
February 18, 2009

MIPTV is fast approaching, and with it, another edition of realscreen‘s MIP Picks report. Submissions are pouring in, and today, Feb. 18, is the last day to get your clips in – so get them in now!

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 March/April issue and on

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 ( – to the attention of Barry Walsh) on or before Wednesday, February 18, 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
Justin Anderson joined Realscreen as senior staff writer in 2021, reporting and writing stories for the newsletter and magazine. During his 20-year career he’s filled a variety of roles as a writer and editor at a number of media organizations, covering news and current affairs as well as business, tech, the film and music industries and plenty in between. He’s also spent time behind the scenes in television production, having written everything from voiceover scripts for documentaries to marketing copy. He has a degree in Journalism from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University).