The annual MIPDOC Co-Production Challenge, co-presented by Reed MIDEM and realscreen, has opened its call for entries. The Challenge will be part of this year’s MIPTV conference, held in Cannes from April 2-3. As with past years, producers of selected projects will have the opportunity to pitch their programs before a panel of top international commissioning editors. Last year’s panel of judges included CBC’s executive director, factual entertainment, Julie Bristow; RAI commissioning editor Lorenzo Hendel; A&E Television Networks’ VP international programming Michael Katz; ITVS’ VP of programming Claire Aguilar and jury chair and BBC Storyville commissioning editor, Nick Fraser.
The winner of the Challenge will receive: editorial coverage during MIPDoc 2011 and in realscreen’s post-MIP issue; a one-on-one meeting with a jury member during the event; free entry to MIPDoc 2012; free submission of their winning program to the MIPDoc 2012 digital library; a two-day pass to the 2012 Realscreen Summit, in Washington D.C.; and a one-year subscription to realscreen. The deadline for submissions is February 25, 2011. For more information and the submission entry form, click here.