Realscreen opens MIPCOM Picks call for entries

Prodcos and distributors have until August 11 to submit clips for our annual look at what's headed to Cannes in October. (Pictured: 2013 MIPCOM Pick Particle Fever)
July 3, 2014

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. As we’ve done for previous MIP markets, this year realscreen will once 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 (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 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 2015.

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

i) Clips must be submitted through the realscreen site (// – to the attention of Adam Benzine) on or before Monday, August 11, 2014. 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 filmed form (projects previously pitched are acceptable, providing filming had not wrapped previous to MIPTV 2014);

iii) Up to two (2) clips may be submitted from any one production company;

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.

v) The pass to the Realscreen Summit 2015 does not include transportation or accommodation and is non-transferable. Passes have no cash value.

Thanks and good luck!

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.