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Realscreen extends deadline for MIPCOM Picks submissions

We get it — it’s summertime, and you’re either still on vacation, or arriving back at your computer after a well-earned break and still sifting through 1,475 unopened emails. Therefore, you ...
August 5, 2022

We get it — it’s summertime, and you’re either still on vacation, or arriving back at your computer after a well-earned break and still sifting through 1,475 unopened emails. Therefore, you just haven’t had the time to submit your projects for our annual MIPCOM Picks feature, coming to our September/October issue and online just in time for the Cannes market.

Don’t despair. We are extending the deadline for submissions, and now you have until Friday, August 12 to send us clips from the projects that you will be bringing to MIPCOM.

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.

Here’s how it works. We’re accepting online clip submissions in seven categories:

• Unscripted/Reality
• Formats
• History, historical biography
• Lifestyle
• Music, Arts, Culture, Sport
• Political, Social & Religious/Current Affairs
• 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 realscreen.com. 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 2023.

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

i) Clips can be submitted through the Realscreen site (www.realscreen.com/upload – to the attention of Barry Walsh) on or before Friday, August 12, 2022. In the “Instructions” box, please include some background on the project (production company partners, distributor/distributors, rights available, broadcasters, if any).

NOTE: Links to clips housed on other sites (Vimeo, YouTube, etc.) or file transfers via such sites as WeTransfer (provided they are in accordance with the specs below, and not huge in size) are also accepted, and can be sent via email to Barry Walsh at bwalsh@brunico.com and associate editor Andrew Tracy at atracy@brunico.com.

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 2022).

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: 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 Realscreen Summit 2023 pass does not include transportation or accommodation and is non-transferable. Passes have no cash value.

Thanks, and good luck!

About The Author
Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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