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
  • Diversify TV Excellence Awards

    Championing and promoting diversity and inclusion in all forms across the international television industry

  • WINNERS


    The shortlisted programmes have been judged in each category by the following charitable organisations that campaign for equality and inclusion.

    Gadim MIPCOM 2019 sponsor partner Glaad ILGA Minority Rights Group International MIPCOM 2019 sponsor partner Race Equality Foundation MIPCOM 2019 sponsor partner SCOPE MIPCOM 2019 sponsor partner MIPCOM-SRTRC MIPCOM 2019 sponsor partner Sporting Equals MIPCOM 2019 sponsor partner
  • Representation of Race and Ethnicity

    Ackley Bridge

    Race and Ethnicity, Scripted

    Ackley Bridge, MIPCOM 2019

    Ackley Bridge returns for another run of eight laugh-out-loud, irreverent and highly emotional episodes set in and around a school designed to unite the divided white and Asian communities of a small Yorkshire mill town.

    Production: The Forge
    Distribution: all3media international
    Original Broadcaster: Channel 4
    Country: UK

    Isoken

    Race and Ethnicity, Scripted

    Isoken has what appears to be a perfect life, but she is still unmarried at 34 which, in a culture obsessed with marriage, is a serious cause for concern. But in an unexpected turn of events, Isoken meets Kevin, The only problem is he is Oyinbo (Caucasian).

    Production: TRIBE85 PRODUCTION
    Distribution: Trace Content Distribution
    Original Broadcaster: Africa Magic
    Country: Nigeria
    Trailer: Watch the trailer

    Kiss Me First

    Race and Ethnicity, Scripted

    Kiss Me First moves between the real and virtual animated worlds. When Leila stumbles across Red Pill, a secret paradise, hidden on the edges of her favourite game, she meets Tess. Tess harbours a dark secret. When Tess turns up in Leila’s real life uninvited, Leila’s world is changed forever.

    Production: Kindle Entertainment and Balloon Entertainment
    Distribution: Lionsgate
    Original Broadcaster: Channel 4, Netflix
    Country: UK
    Trailer: Watch the trailer
  • African Diaspora Diaries

    Race and Ethnicity, Non Scripted

    What is it like being born to immigrant parents in a country where there is growing support for anti-immigration parties? BBC Africa's Daniel Henry investigates how young people of African heritage are making their way in Europe's big cities.

    Production: BBC Africa TV/Digital
    Distribution: BBC
    Original Broadcaster: BBC World News / BBC News Channel / BBC IPlayer
    Country: UK
    Trailer: Watch the trailer

    Breaking the Taboo – Racism and Resistance

    Race and Ethnicity, Non Scripted

    Brazil is a very plural and, therefore, extremely uneven country. Social and Racial inequality are the biggest challenges faced by Brazilian population. In this episode, we will point out differences between social and racial inequality through the explanation of philosophers, sociologists, researchers and activists.

    Production: Globosat Programadora / Spray Filmes
    Distribution: Globosat Programadora
    Original Broadcaster: Globosat Programadora
    Country: Brasil
    Trailer: Watch the trailer

    The Curry House Kid

    Race and Ethnicity, Non Scripted

    The Curry House Kid, MIPCOM 2019

    This film tells a universal story – the immigrant experience in Britain – by immersing world-renowned dancer Akram Khan in a very specific location: the Bangladeshi-owned curry houses of London’s Brick Lane.

    Production: Swan Films
    Distribution: all3media international
    Original Broadcaster: Channel 4
    Country: UK
    Trailer: Watch the trailer
  • Representation of LGBTQ+

    The Bold Type

    LGBTQ+, Scripted

    The Bold Type, MIPCOM 2019

    The Bold Type reveals a glimpse into the outrageous lives and loves of those behind the global women’s magazine Scarlet. The rising generation of Scarlet women leans on one another as they find their own voices in a sea of intimidating leaders. Together they explore sexuality, identity, love and fashion.

    Production: Universal Television
    Distribution: NBCUniversal International Distribution
    Original Broadcaster: Freeform
    Country: USA

    Vida

    LGBTQ+, Scripted

    “Vida” is the critically-acclaimed STARZ original series that tells the story of two Mexican-American sisters taking on the monumental task of rebuilding their mother's business while navigating financial constraints, competing developers, and the growing anti-gentrification movement, all while contemplating the relationships in their lives, including their own.

    Production: Big Beach and Chingona Productions in association with STARZ Originals
    Distribution: Lionsgate Television
    Original Broadcaster: STARZ
    Country: USA
    Trailer: Watch the trailer

    Younger

    LGBTQ+, Scripted

    Younger, MIPCOM 2019

    Created by Darren Star (Sex and the City, Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Place), Younger follows Liza Miller (Sutton Foster), a talented editor navigating the competitive world of publishing — while juggling the complications of mixing business with pleasure and facing the lie she created about her age to land her dream job.

    Production: Darren Star Productions, Jax Media and TV Land
    Distribution: Endemol Shine International
    Original Broadcaster: TV Land
    Country: USA
    Trailer: Watch the trailer
  • The Spark, the origins of pride

    LGBTQ+, Non Scripted

    The Origins of Pride, MIPCOM 2019

    They are trans, lesbian, bisexual or gay. They are artists, politicians, doctors, journalists, activists or ordinary citizens. Some are famous, others not. But all of them lived through the repression of the 1960s, the sexual liberation of the 1970s, and the AIDS tragedy of the 1980s...

    Production: CAPA
    Distribution: Newen Distribution
    Original Broadcaster: Histoire TV/RMC Story
    Country: FRANCE
    Trailer: Watch the trailer

    Transkids

    LGBTQ+, Non Scripted

    Four Israeli teenagers undergo the process of life-and-identity-saving gender transformation in a country where military service is mandatory and Orthodox Jewish religion is the law.

    Production: Medalia Productions
    Distribution: MetFilm Sales - International Sales Agent
    Original Broadcaster: YesDocu (DBS)
    Country: Israel
    Trailer: Watch the trailer

    You Can't Ask That

    LGBTQ+, Non Scripted

    You Can't Ask That, MIPCOM 2019

    The ABC’s most successful original format, YOU CAN’T ASK THAT is a genuinely innovative series that offers a personal glimpse into the lives of people we rarely get to hear from, and along the way explores and embraces our differences. Funny, moving and life changing, this is truly unique television.

    Production: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    Distribution: ABC Commercial
    Original Broadcaster: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    Country: Australia
    Trailer: Watch the trailer
  • Representation of Disability

    Perfect World

    Disability, Scripted

    Itsuki is an architect who uses a wheelchair after suffering from an accident in college, damaging his spinal cord. He decided to live alone for the rest of his life, however, a reunion with his high school classmate Tsugumi gradually changes his life.

    Production: KANSAI TV
    Distribution: KANSAI TV
    Original Broadcaster: KANSAI TV
    Country: Japan
    Trailer: Watch the trailer

    Jerk

    Disability, Scripted

    Jerk, MIPCOM 2019

    JERK follows the life of acclaimed stand up comedian Tim Renkow, who plays a heightened version of himself - an American art school dropout in London who knows that having cerebral palsy means he can get away with almost anything.

    Production: Roughcut TV
    Distribution: BBC
    Original Broadcaster: BBC 3
    Country: UK
    Trailer: Watch the trailer

    This Close

    Disability, Scripted

    This Close, MIPCOM 2019

    An official selection of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, This Close is a groundbreaking relationship dramedy created, written, and starring Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman, both of whom are deaf. This honest, funny and endearing show explores universal and relatable themes of love and friendship — in its many permutations.

    Production: Super Deluxe, Killer Films
    Distribution: AMC Studios International
    Original Broadcaster: Sundance TV
    Country: USA
    Trailer: Watch the trailer
  • No Drama - Bernarda Alba

    Disability, Non Scripted

    No drama shows the work of the Argentine theater director Esteban Parola with the Grupo Esperanza, a cast of actors with disabilities. The No Drama crew rehearses every week since 2011. This year, they take a step forwards in inclusive theatre including actors without disabilities, with other stories, characteristics and backgrounds....read more

    Production: Canal Encuentro
    Distribution: Canal Encuentro
    Original Broadcaster: Canal Encuentro
    Country: Argentina
    Trailer: Watch the trailer

    If There’s Room for Two

    Disability, Non Scripted

    If There’s Room for Two, MIPCOM 2019

    Pablo Pineda and “El Langui” discover the best restaurants in our country with humor and empathy. We will get to know sophisticated restaurants, as well as the most traditional ones. The main characters will show their motivating stories of personal overcoming through this gastronomic journey seasoned with friendship.

    Production: TVE, Onza Entertainment, Fisherman Media
    Distribution: TVE
    Original Broadcaster: TVE
    Country: Spain
    Trailer: Watch the trailer

    No Vacancy: Vancouver's Housing Crisis

    Disability, Non Scripted

    Host Grant Hardy investigates the impact of Metro Vancouver’s housing crisis on people with disabilities and how it is challenging city planners, architects and governments.

    Production: Accessible Media
    Distribution: Accessible Media
    Original Broadcaster: Accessible Media
    Country: Canada
    Trailer: Watch the trailer

  • Kids Programming

    Rainbow Stories

    Kids Programming

    Rainbow Stories, MIPCOM 2019

    Rainbow Stories is a collection of heart-warming stories featuring positive LGBT+ characters. Each uplifting story focusses on positivity, love, family, friendship and trust. All the topics are introduced in a way that’s easy to understand even for the youngest audience.

    Production: Hopster Studios, Cloth Cat Animation
    Distribution: Hopster
    Original Broadcaster: Hopster
    Country: UK
    Trailer: Watch the trailer

    The Bravest Knight

    Kids Programming

    The Bravest Knight, MIPCOM 2019

    The Bravest Knight is the story of a young pumpkin farmer, named Cedric, as he attempts to become the greatest knight who ever lived. Now grown and married to the prince of his dreams, Sir Cedric recounts his adventures to his daughter Nia, showing her the path to knighthood.

    Production: Big Bad Boo Studios
    Distribution: Big Bad Boo Studios
    Original Broadcaster: Hulu
    Country: USA
    Trailer: Watch the trailer

    What It's Like

    Kids Programming

    What It's Like, MIPCOM 2019

    Insightful, optimistic, funny, revealing, profound – What It’s Like gives a wide-reaching platform to groups of young people whose voices, stories and perspectives are not often seen or heard in the media. This is genuine, real storytelling told the way kids like it to be told - by themselves.

    Production: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    Distribution: ABC Commercial
    Original Broadcaster: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    Country: Australia
    Trailer: Watch the trailer
  • Jury Members

    Diversify TV Excellence Awards

    All programmes submitted to the competition 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.



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  • Testimonials


  • Diversity and Inclusion - Sponsors and Partners


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