Excuse my ignorance, but reading your post (Thanks), and NY link (thanks again), it appears there are two acce[ptable submissions:
1)Scripted and 2)unscripted.
I thought 1) would be for Writers and they'd be able to supply a "pilot" with maybe a short DVD using whatever actors were available. Indeed as I read yr post you suggest Running times of the submission.
Further, I expected 2) to be for "ideas" maybe just a written "story-line" - since it is "unscripted" - so I don't understand why the Organisers want a DVD of 4-22 minutes . . . . are the pdf's wrong . . . or am I not understanding the Industry Norms for submitting Ideas - I would expect those with experience can increase their "hit-rate" by staging the script, if only to make sure all the Judges get the plot.
However any submission is expensive in time and potentially good ideas may never make it, if a small film-crew is needed just to give it a chance.
I read their .pdf and I thought I saw the requirement to pay a fee, but reading the Rules doesn't appear to cover this....Is this a recognised "Fee" or do I have to download/read more "Rules"?
This looks interesting.