Realscreen extends MIPCOM Picks deadline

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, it's not too late. (Pictured: last year's Best in Show, Last Days in Vietnam)
August 10, 2015

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 17.

In our 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. This year realscreen is once again accepting online clip submissions in seven categories:

• Factual Entertainment

• Unscripted Formats

• History

• Lifestyle

• Music, Arts & Culture

• Political, Social & Religious

• Science & Natural History

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 2016. (Pictured: last year’s Best in Show, Last Days in Vietnam)

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

i) Clips must be submitted through the realscreen site (// – to the attention of Barry Walsh) on or before Monday, August 17, 2015. 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 finished, filmed form (projects previously pitched are acceptable, providing filming had not wrapped previous to MIPTV 2015);

iii) Up to two (2) clips may be submitted from any one production company, to a maximum of six (6) clips per distributor;

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. NOTE: Links to clips housed on other sites (Vimeo, YouTube, etc.) are also accepted and can be sent via email to Barry Walsh at

v) The pass to the Realscreen Summit 2016 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.