Diversity & Inclusion at MIPCOM

The MIPCOM Diversity and Inclusion programme features industry experts and major talent who are speaking out to demonstrate the positive impact of diversity & inclusion across the global media landscape.

Dedicated to championing and promoting diversity and inclusion in all its forms across the international television industry, the sixth edition of MIPCOM CANNES Diversify TV Awards took place during MIPCOM on Wednesday 19 October 2022 and was live on OneMIP!

MIPCOM CANNES Diversify TV Awards aim to bring attention to deserving programmes of diverse and inclusive background, spotlighting authentic new and established voices and recognising positive programming across the year that embraces excellent representation in exemplary shows.

New this year: 2 categories are joining the MIPCOM CANNES Diversify TV Awards

Behind The Scenes Impact Award

Recognizing a person or team whose influence, actions, determination and/or vision behind the scenes – from early stage, final production or anywhere along the process – stands as an inspiration to all television creators and audiences worldwide to support and champion diversity and inclusion in the workplace and/or across a single, or multiple, projects.

Premio MIP Cancun

Presented in partnership with MIP Cancun to honour programmes originating in, and for, Latin America, the Caribbean and/or U.S. Hispanic that exemplify diverse and inclusive stories across the region.

MIPCOM CANNES Diversify TV Awards Sponsors

The awards are organised by MIPCOM in collaboration with founding partner DiversifyTV, and in association with founding Presenting Partner A+E Networks and returning Awards Partners Telefilm Canada and All3Media International and D.I.M.E.S. (Diversity In Media, Entertainment, Sport), among other supporting partner companies and organisations. This year also sees Netflix boarding the awards as a Presenting Partner.

Discover MIPCOM CANNES Diversify TV Awards Winners

Discover the Official Selection for the MIPCOM CANNES Diversify TV Awards. 3 programmes per sub-category are shortlisted to be presented during the MIPCOM CANNES Diversify TV Awards Ceremony on Wednesday 19 October 2022.

The Official Selection will be announced by end of September 2022.

Representation of Race & Ethnicity

Scripted + Non-scripted

Representation of LGBTQIA+

Scripted + Non-scripted

Representation of Disability

Scripted + Non-scripted

Representation of Diversity in Kids Programming

Pre-school + Older Children

Premio MIP Cancun

MIPCOM CANNES Diversify TV Awards - Winners

Race & Ethnicity

Scripted

Pour toi Flora

Production Company: Nish Media Distributor: Attraction Distribution Original Broadcaster: Radio-Canada

Race & Ethnicity

Non-Scripted

Our African Roots

Production Company: Chemical Media Distributor: Abacus Media Rights Original Broadcaster: SBS Australia

LGBTQIA+

Scripted

Sort Of

Production Company: Sphere Media Toronto (formerly Sienna Films) Distributor:Abacus Media Rights, Sphere Media Distribution Original Broadcaster: CBC/HBO Max

LGBTQIA+

Non-Scripted

LA (A Queer History)

Production Company: L.A. Queer History Inc x 4Mat Factory
Distributor:
PBS, A+E
Original Broadcaster: PBS

Disability

Scripted

Exceptional

Production Company: Eight Productions Distributor: Armoza Formats
Original Broadcaster: Kan 11

Disability

Non-Scripted

Ellie Simmonds: A World Without Dwarfism

Production Company: Flicker Productions Distributor: Keshet International Original Broadcaster: BBC One

Diversity in Kids Programming

Pre-school

Proud To Be Me

Production Company: CBC
Distributor:CBC
Original Broadcaster: CBC

Diversity in Kids Programming

Older Children

Jamie Johnson S6 - Ep8: 'The Right Thing'

Production Company: Short Form Film Ltd
Distributor: BBC Studios
Original Broadcaster: BBC

Premio MIP Cancun

Because Victoria

Production Company: VIS - Oficina Burman
Distributor: VIS
Original Broadcaster: Amazon Prime Video

Behind The Scenes Impact Award

FWD-Doc

MIPCOM CANNES Diversify TV Awards - Finalists Representation of Race and Ethnicity

Scripted

Bangla - the series

Submitting Company: Fandango
Original Broadcaster: RAI FICTION
Original broadcasting date: April 13 2022
Distributor: Fandango
Production Company(ies): Fandango, in collaboration with RAI FICTION
Country(ies): Italy
Trailer Password: Bangl@!Series_trlse

Pour toi Flora

Submitting Company: Nish Media
Original Broadcaster: Radio-Canada
Original broadcasting date: May 26 2022
Distributor: Attraction Distribution
Production Company(ies):Nish Media
Country(ies): Canada

Che Peruvian ("Che Peruano")

Submitting Company: Flixxo
Original Broadcaster: Personal (Argentina), Flixxo
Original broadcasting date: June 14 2022
Distributor: Flixxo
Production Company(ies):Ernesto Rowe & Niko Chiesa / TeveLab
Country(ies): Argentina

Non Scripted

Our African Roots

Submitting Company: Chemical Media
Original Broadcaster: SBS Australia
Original broadcasting date: October 17 2021
Distributor: Abacus Media Rights
Production Company(ies):Chemical Media
Country(ies): Australia

Unheard

Submitting Company: Boom! PR
Original Broadcaster: Amazon Prime Video
Original broadcasting date: October 29 2021
Distributor: LADbible Group
Production Company(ies):LADbible Group Australia
Country(ies): United Kingdom

Race Around Britain

Submitting Company: Premier Comms
Original Broadcaster: YouTube Originals
Original broadcasting date: December 6 2021
Distributor: YouTube Originals
Production Company(ies):Expectation, Munz Made It
Country(ies): United Kingdom

Representation of LGBTQIA+

Scripted

Heartstopper

Submitting Company: Netflix
Original Broadcaster: Netflix
Original broadcasting date: April 22 2022
Distributor: Netflix
Production Company(ies):A See-Saw Films Production for Netflix
Country(ies): United Kingdom

Sort Of

Submitting Company: Sphere Media
Original Broadcaster: CBC/HBO Max
Original broadcasting date: November 9 2021
Distributor: Abacus Media Rights, Sphere Media Distribution
Production Company(ies):Sphere Media Toronto (formerly Sienna Films)
Country(ies): Canada

(S)he

Submitting Company: Newen Connect
Original Broadcaster: TF1 Originals
Original broadcasting date: November 1 2021
Distributor: Newen Connect
Production Company(ies):And So On Films
Country(ies): France

Non Scripted

LA (A Queer History)

Submitting Company: 4Mat Factory
Original Broadcaster: PBS
Original broadcasting date: June 23 2022
Distributor: PBS, A+E
Production Company(ies):L.A. Queer History Inc x 4Mat Factory
Country(ies): Netherlands

QUEENS TO THE RESCUE

Submitting Company: ATRESMEDIA TELEVISIÓN
Original Broadcaster:ATRESplayer PREMIUM
Original broadcasting date: July 10 2022
Distributor: ATRESMEDIA TELEVISIÓN
Production Company(ies):ATRESMEDIA TV with the collaboration of ESTUDIOS BUENDIA
Country(ies): Spain
Trailer Password: MIP TRAILER REINAS

Freddie Mercury: The Final Act

Submitting Company: Rogan Productions
Original Broadcaster:BBC Two
Original broadcasting date: November 27 2021
Distributor: BBC Studios
Production Company(ies):Rogan Productions
Country(ies): United Kingdom
Trailer Password: 20Y3AR53P2

Representation of Disability

Scripted

Exceptional

Submitting Company: Armoza Formats
Original Broadcaster: KAN 11
Original broadcasting date: July 3 2022
Distributor: Armoza Formats
Production Company(ies): Eight Productions
Country(ies): Israel

Dodger

Submitting Company: NBCUniversal Global Distribution
Original Broadcaster: CBBC and BBC iPlayer
Original broadcasting date: February 6 2022
Distributor: NBCUniversal Global Distribution
Production Company(ies): Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group
Country(ies): United States

Audrey's Back

Submitting Company: Beta Film
Original Broadcaster: Quebecor/Club Illico
Original broadcasting date: November 18 2021
Distributor: Beta Film
Production Company(ies): Pixcom in collaboration with Quebecor Content
Country(ies): Canada/Germany

Non Scripted

We Don't Play Dolly

Submitting Company: The Moving Visuals Co.
Original Broadcaster: Mediacorp Singapore
Original broadcasting date: March 1 2022
Distributor: Mediacorp
Production Company(ies): The Moving Visuals Co.
Country(ies): Singapore

Speechless

Submitting Company: RTÉ
Original Broadcaster: RTÉ
Original broadcasting date: March 3 2022
Distributor: RTÉ Programme Sales
Production Company(ies): Firebrand Productions
Country(ies): Ireland
Trailer Password: RTEProgrammeSales

Ellie Simmonds: A World Without Dwarfism

Submitting Company: Keshet International
Original Broadcaster: BBC One
Original broadcasting date: April 5 2022
Distributor: Keshet International
Production Company(ies): Flicker Productions
Country(ies): United Kingdom

Representation of Diversity in Kids Programming

Pre-school

CBeebies Presentation

Submitting Company: BBC
Original Broadcaster: CBeebies and BBC iPlayer
Original broadcasting date: September 20 2021
Distributor: BBC
Production Company(ies): BBC
Country(ies): United Kingdom
Trailer Password: bbcawards456!

Proud To Be Me

Submitting Company: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Original Broadcaster: CBC
Original broadcasting date: June 18 2022
Distributor: CBC
Production Company(ies):CBC
Country(ies): Canada

Lili & Lola

Submitting Company: Big Bad Boo Studios
Original Broadcaster: Oznoz
Original broadcasting date: January 28 2021
Distributor: Big Bad Boo Studios
Production Company(ies): Big Bad Boo Studios
Country(ies): Canada

Older Children

Jamie Johnson S6 - Ep8 - 'The Right Thing'

Submitting Company: Short Form Film Ltd
Original Broadcaster: BBC
Original broadcasting date: November 14 2021
Distributor: BBC Studios
Production Company(ies): Short Form Film Ltd
Country(ies): United Kingdom

First Day

Submitting Company: Epic Films
Original Broadcaster: Hulu + ABC ME
Original broadcasting date: March 31 2022
Distributor: Australian Children's Television Foundation
Production Company(ies):Epic Films in association with KOJO Studios
Country(ies): Australia

Onyx Family Dinner

Submitting Company: Premier Comms
Original Broadcaster: YouTube Originals
Original broadcasting date: November 4 2021
Distributor: YouTube Originals
Production Company(ies): Pocket.watch
Country(ies): United Kingdom

Premio MIP Cancun

Che Peruvian ("Che Peruano")

Submitting Company: Flixxo
Original Broadcaster: Personal (Argentina), Flixxo
Original broadcasting date: June 14 2022
Distributor: Flixxo
Production Company(ies):Ernesto Rowe & Niko Chiesa / TeveLab
Country(ies): Argentina

Because Victoria

Submitting Company: VIS (a division of Paramount)
Original Broadcaster: Amazon Prime Video
Original broadcasting date: August 20 2021
Distributor:VIS
Production Company(ies):VIS - Oficina Burman
Country(ies): Argentina

Grandes Mujeres Latinoamericanas

Submitting Company: Nuts Media
Original Broadcaster: YouTube/Billiken
Original broadcasting date: November 20 2021
Distributor: Billiken
Production Company(ies): Billiken, Nuts Media
Country(ies): Argentina

MIPCOM CANNES Diversify TV Awards Jury Members

All programmes submitted to the MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards will be short-listed by members of the MIP Markets’ Diversity Advisory Board, comprised of leading professionals committed to diversity and inclusion in the global media landscape. MIPCOM thanks them all for their ongoing support and guidance to this programme.

Diversity Board Members

Bunmi Akintonwa, CEO, Little Black Book Company, Italy; Sahar Baghery, Head of Content, Amazon Prime Video, France; David Cornwall, Managing Director, Scorpion Television, UK; Mark Garner, EVP Global Content Sales & Business Development, A+E Networks, USA

Nick Smith, EVP Formats, All3Media International, UK; Sallyann Keizer, Managing Director, Sixth Sense Media, UK; David Levine, UK; Mounia Aram, Founder & President, Mounia Aram Company, France

Additional Jury Members

Shabnam Rezaei, President, Big Bad Boo Studios, Canada; Bruna Capozzoli, Consultant, UK; Deborah Williams, Executive Director, The Creative Diversity Network (CDN), UK; Cédric Petitpas, Head of Family Partnership, YouTube UK & Ireland, Google UK, UK

Adam Pearson, Actor & Presenter, UK; Wincie Knight, VP, Global Inclusion Strategy, Paramount, UK; Fathima Beckmann, VP, Global Inclusion, Paramount, Spain; André Renaud, SVP Global Format Sales, BBC Studios, UK

Tshepo Moche, Development Consultant, Content Creator & Writer, Play Nice Pictures, South Africa; Patrick Connolly, Consultant, USA; Antony Haynes, Head of D&I, Co Founder D.I.M.E.S. (Diversity in Media, Entertainment, Sport), Netherlands

Francis Y. Brown, Animax FYB Studios, Ghana; Sithembiso Mphele, Producer, Tshimologong, South Africa; Courtney Arumugam, Creative Development, Content & Entertainment Lego, UK; Betty Sulty-Johnson, VP Global Sales & Coproduction, Trace Studios, France

Additional Jury Members

Ana Celia Urquidi, Executive Producer & CEO, Atenea Media

Coty Cagliolo, Head of Productions for Latin America, Fremantle, Mexico

Mariana Perez, Head of Development & Production, The Walt Disney Company Latin America

Final Round Jury

Awarded projects will be chosen by the following charitable organisations and specialised publications that campaign for equality and inclusion. Awarded programmes will also show originality and excellence in terms of storytelling, casting and production values.

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