│ Diversity & Inclusion at MIPCOM │

The MIPCOM Diversity and Inclusion programme features industry experts and major talent who are speaking out to not only create more opportunities for diverse talent, but to demonstrate the positive impact of diversity across the global media landscape.

In its fourth year, the programme includes high-level networking opportunities and the 4th edition of the MIPCOM DIVERSIFY TV EXCELLENCE AWARDS. Under the umbrella of this year’s ‘Change For Good’ programme, the awards are dedicated to championing and promoting diversity and inclusion in all its forms across the international television industry.

Discover the winners 〉

| MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards - Winners

The 4th annual MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards Ceremony is now available to watch on demand worldwide. 7 categories are represented. The winners of the 4th edition are:

│Race and Ethnicity



│Kids Programming

│ Race and Ethnicity - 2020 Winners


| Total Control

- Production company: Blackfella Films
- Distributor: Keshet International
- Original Broadcaster: Australian Broadcast Corporation
- Country: Australia
- Short Synopsis: A horrific event thrusts Alex Irving (Deborah Mailman), a charismatic Indigenous woman, into the national limelight and Prime Minister Rachel Anderson (Rachel Griffiths) sees her as a publicity goldmine for her party. When Rachel's cynical calculations betray her, Alex sets out for revenge that sends the political establishment into meltdown.

Watch the trailer 〉

Non Scripted

| The School That Tried To End Racism

- Production company: Proper Content
- Distributor: Banijay Rights
- Original Broadcaster: Channel 4
- Country: United Kingdom
- Short Synopsis: Can racism be stopped at a young age? Based on a pioneering American scheme and led by leading multicultural education academics and scientists, 11-12 year old pupils take part in games, exercises and activities, both in and out of the classroom, that challenge everything they thought they knew about race.

Watch the trailer 〉

│ LGBTQ+ - 2020 Winners


| Feel Good

- Production company: Objective Fiction and Objective Media Group Scotland
- Distributor: all3media International
- Original Broadcaster: Channel 4 and Netflix
- Country: UK
- Short Synopsis: We're addicted to Feel Good. The series follows recovering addict and comedian Mae, who is trying to control the addictive behaviours and intense romanticism that permeate every facet of her life.


Watch the trailer 〉

Non Scripted

| Jake and Charice

- Production company: Documentary Japan, NHK, NHK Enterprises, ABS-CBN
- Distributor: N/A
- Original Broadcaster: NHK
- Country: Japan, Philippines
- Short Synopsis: Once a world-renowned Filipina singer with a Billboard Top 10 album, Charice gave up her "miracle voice" to become Jake, a transgender man. The program follows Jake as he relaunches his career, struggles to make peace with his family, and seeks his true voice

Watch the trailer 〉

│ Disability - 2020 Winners


| The Accident

- Production company: The Forge
- Distributor: all3media International
- Original Broadcaster: Channel 4
- Country: UK
- Short Synopsis: Blood on whose hands? In a community that has been left behind, a large construction project offers hope for a better future. But that future disappears when a local politician’s rebellious daughter leads a gang of friends onto the site.

Watch the trailer 〉

Non Scripted

| Employable Me Canada

- Production company: Thomas Howe Associates Inc.
- Distributor: all3media International
- Original Broadcaster: Accessible Media Inc. (AMI), TV0 (TV Ontario)
- Country: Canada
- Short Synopsis: Meet some of Canada's most extraordinary job seekers. The moving documentary series features Canadian job seekers who are determined to show that having a physical disability or neurological condition doesn't make them unemployable.

Watch the trailer 〉

│ Kids Programming - 2020 Winner

| And Then Something Changed

- Production company: Sticky Pictures
- Distributor: Australian Children's Television Foundation
- Original Broadcaster: ABC
- Country: Australia
- Short Synopsis: What would it feel like to live in a world that isn’t built for you? 8 year-old Louis wakes up to what he thinks is going to be just another normal school day, but finds the world around him has become inaccessible.

Watch the trailer 〉

| Charitable Organisations

Awarded projects have been chosen by the following charitable organizations and specialised publications that campaign for equality and inclusion:

│ Jury Members - MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards

All programmes submitted to the competition have been 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.

| Bunmi Akintonwa, CEO, Little Black Book Company Int.

| Sahar Baghery, Principal, Worldwide Business Development, Amazon Prime Video

| David Cornwall, Managing Director, Scorpion Television

| Mark Garner, EVP Global Content Sales & Business Development, A+E Networks

| Sallyann Keizer, Managing Director, Sixth Sense Media

| David Levine, Global Content Strategist

| Nick Smith, EVP Formats, All3Media International

Additional Jury Members:

| Mounia Aram, CEO, Mounia Aram Company
| Kay Benbow, Children’s Media Specialist
| Bruna Capozzoli, Advisor & Content Creator
| Patrick Connolly, SVP, Programming and Marketing, AMC Networks International 
Wincie Knight, Senior Director, Global Inclusion Strategies, ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI), EMEA
| Cédric Petitpas, YouTube Family & Learning Content Partnerships, Northern Europe Google UK
André Renaud, SVP Global Format Sales, BBC Studios
Sam Renke, Actress, Presenter, Speaker, Writer and Disability Rights Campaigner
Shabnam Rezaei, Co-Founder & President, Big Bad Boo Studios
Deborah Williams, CEO, The Creative Diversity Network (CDN)
Nacer Zorgani, Media Independent Advisor & Writer

│ Diversity and Inclusion - 2020 Partners

Founding Partner

Presenting Partner

Presenting Partners

Presenting Partner

Category Award LGBTQ+ Partner

Media Partner