For the first time, a virtual space of information about the MIPCOM Mobile & Internet TV Awards has been set up inside the 3-D virtual world of ‘Second Life’. This virtual platform rests upon the creation of content by its residents and brings together creators and new talent in areas such as Internet, video (machinima), etc.
The nominees of the Mobile & Internet TV Awards 2007 will be announced in September, and the winners will be declared during the awards ceremony on October 10, during the 22nd edition of MIPCOM, which is scheduled to be held from October8 to 12 this year.
For the third consecutive year, the MIPCOM Mobile & Internet TV Awards will stimulate and reward excellence for new short form audiovisual entertainment content and cross media formats for mobile and Internet TV. The final deadline for submitting entries to the Awards has been set as July 30. Entering the competition is free and open to professionals from any country.
The nine categories for this year’s competition comprise ‘Best Short Form Audiovisual Entertainment made for Mobile and/or Internet: Drama’; ‘Best Short Form Audiovisual Entertainment made for Mobile and/or Internet: Comedy’; ‘Best Short Form Audiovisual Entertainment made for Mobile and/or Internet: Lifestyle/Music’; ‘Best Short Form Audiovisual Entertainment made for Mobile and/or Internet: Factual’; ‘Best Cross Platform and Interactive Mobile TV Format’; ‘Best Made-for-Mobile TV or Film Channel’; ‘Best Mobile service for Social Community and User-Generated Content’; ‘Best Short Film originally Created or Repurposed for Mobile’ and ‘Best Film shot on a Mobile Device’.