Diversity & Inclusion at MIPCOM

  • The MIPCOM 2019 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 third year, the programme includes high-level networking events and the MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards, honouring inclusive content that impacts and inspires audiences around the globe.

    Diversity and Inclusion - MIPCOM
  • MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards

    Enter the competition

  • 7 Categories

    • Representation of Race and Ethnicity
      • Scripted
      • Non-Scripted
    • Representation of LGBTQ+
      • Scripted
      • Non-Scripted
    • Representation of Disability
      • Scripted
      • Non-Scripted
    • Kids Programming
      • Across all genres

    2018 Awards Winners 〉

    Selection Criteria

      • Provide a fair and accurate representation of BAME, LGBTQ+ and disabled communities
      • Show a positive impact
      • Stand out in originality and excellence in terms of storytelling, casting and production values
      • Challenge stereotypes
      • Have aired the past year (first broadcast of any season between 1 September 2018 and 22 July 2019) on a linear and/or non-linear platform


    Submission window
    1 July – 22 July

  • MIP Markets' Diversity Advisory Board

    The MIP Markets Diversity Advisory Board is 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.

  • MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards
    2018 winners

  • Race and Ethnicity


    The boy with the topknot

    A touching, humorous & emotional story of a 2nd generation Indian growing up in Britain & how he juggles his family, love life and career and comes to terms with who he really is.

    Production: Kudos Film & Television and Parti Productions
    Distribution: Endemol Shine International
    Original Broadcaster: BBC Two
    Country UK

    Race and Ethnicity


    Against all odds

    The Fight for a Black Middle Class is a look at the extraordinary difficulty African Americans have faced in their efforts to establish a middle-class standard of living.

    Production: Public Square Media
    Distribution: Scorpion TV
    Original Broadcaster: PBS
    Country: USA



    Home and away

    Home and Away is an Australian serial drama that chronicles the lives, loves, happiness and heartbreaks of the residents of Summer Bay, a small coastal town in Australia.

    Production: Seven Studios Australia
    Distribution: Endemol Shine International
    Original Broadcaster: Seven Network Australia
    Country: Australia



    My house

    Ballroom is where your wildest dreams can come true, but to receive validation, status and recognition: you must walk.

    Production: VICE MEDIA
    Distribution: VICE MEDIA
    Original Broadcaster: VICELAND
    Country: USA
  • Disability

    Blind Donna

    Blind Donna

    How does it feel when every date is a blind date? Donna is a 27-yearold woman looking for love. Her partner leaves and also wants the house for himself and his new girlfriend. However, Donna decides to move on and find the prince of her dreams.

    Production: Production House
    Distribution: Yle Sales
    Original Broadcaster: Yle, the Finnish Broadcasting Company
    Country: Finland


    Different Like Me

    Different like me

    Life can be difficult when you’re different. What happens if strangers with the same condition, turn up at door of someone in need and spend the next few days living their lives? Could being one of the crowd for once, help them change the way they live their lives forever?

    Production: Hello Halo
    Distribution: BBC Studios
    Original Broadcaster: BBC Three
    Country: UK

    Kids’ Programming

    First Day

    First day

    It’s Hannah’s first day of high school. It’s also the first day she’ll wear a girl’s school uniform and go by her chosen name rather than the boy’s name she was given at birth.

    Production: Epic Films
    Distribution: Epic Films
    Original Broadcaster: ABC ME
    Country: Australia
  • MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards

    Submission window

    1 July - 22 July

  • Testimonials

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    MIPCOM is a proud supporter of diversity and inclusion in the global media industry

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