MIPCOM - The world’s entertainment content market
17-20 October 2022
Palais des Festivals, Cannes

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.

MIPCOM CANNES Diversify TV Awards

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 will take place during MIPCOM on Wednesday 19 October 2022.

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.

Awarded programmes will be chosen by charitable organisations and specialized publications that campaign for equality and inclusion.

181 programmes have been submitted

>> Call for entries is now closed! <<

Categories represented at MIPCOM CANNES Diversify TV Awards

Up to 3 programmes per sub-category will be 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

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 - 2021 Winners

LGBTQIA+ Scripted: It's a sin, RED Production Company for Channel 4 and HBO Max in association with All3Media International, UK

LGBTQIA+ Unscripted: Shine True, VICE Studios, Canada

Race & Ethinicity Scripted: The Money Maker, Kalel Productions, UK

Race & Ethinicity Unscripted: Dreaming whilst black, Big Deal Films Ltd, UK

Disability Scripted: Welcome to adulthood, Caminando, France

Disability Unscripted: Summer in lockdown, Drummer TV, UK

Kids Preschool: 16 Hudson, Big Bad Boo Studios, Canada

Kids Older Children: FYI's Kidversation, Fresh Start Media Production, UK

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The International Co-Production & Entertainment Content Market


17-20 October 2022

Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France

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; Bouchra Rejani, Founder & CEO, WeMake, France; 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

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.

Diversity and Inclusion - Partners

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.