Realscreen’s MIPCOM Picks deadline extended

The submissions deadline for realscreen's annual MIPCOM Picks feature - our picks for "can't miss" non-fiction projects making their way to Cannes in October - has been extended to Monday, August 18.
August 8, 2014

If you haven’t yet submitted clips to realscreen’s annual MIPCOM Picks feature – in which our editorial staff selects its picks for “can’t miss” non-fiction projects making their way to Cannes in October – it’s not too late: the submissions deadline has been extended to Monday, August 18.

As we’ve done for previous MIP markets, this year realscreen will once again be opening 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 18, 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.

Thank you, and good luck!

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.