Mipcom Cannes and Informa PLC today have sealed a partnership to integrate Television Business International (TBI)’s Content Innovation Awards with the main conference program in Cannes on Wednesday, 18 October 2023 with the event open to all Mipcom Cannes delegates. “Television’s ability to innovate is relentless and inspiring,” Lucy Smith, Director of Mipcom Cannes and Mipjunior said. “We’re delighted to partner with Informa and TBI to continue to celebrate the companies and individuals who epitomise this globally.
This year's Mipcom Cannes, scheduled for 16-19 October 2023, marks the 39th edition of the event. The Content Innovation Awards, now in their 9th Edition, honor companies, individuals and content involved in the global television industry and recognizes those making significant contributions transforming the medium of television."What could be more galvanising on the final evening of the industry’s biggest annual international market than coming together to toast such ingenuity as a global community," Smith said.
The CIAs will be staged this year in the Grand Auditorium of the world-renowned Palais des Festivals and produced in partnership with Mipcom Cannes. Pre-ceremony drinks will be offered from 5.30 pm, followed by the hour-long ceremony beginning at 6.30 pm, and a celebratory cocktail reception for all nominees and delegates.
A total of 17 winners will be awarded in 2023, chosen by a jury of international industry professionals and including two new categories: "Best Docudrama" and "FAST Channel of the Year." Submissions can be made through 19 July 2023. The 2023 shortlist will be announced on Wednesday, 6 September.
Over 11,000 delegates from over 100 countries are expected in Cannes for the 39th International Co-Production & Entertainment Content Market and Mipjunior, which returns to the JW Marriott on the weekend preceding with a pre-market opening on Friday afternoon, 13-15 October. “We are excited to partner with MIPCOM and bring the CIAs back to Cannes to celebrate the ending of 2023’s Mipcom Cannes," Stephenie Hawkins, Event Director, Media & Entertainment Informa Tech said. "Our team is preparing an exciting program to bring our industry together to applaud our finest.”
The partnership marks a return to the city of Cannes for the CIAs. The event was previously held as a pre-market dinner for nominees on the Croisette, and last year held in London, where "Crime, Once Upon A Time In Londongrad" and "The Masked Singer" were among the winners."The Content Innovation Awards are a unique event that recognise the best shows and teams working in the global TV industry," Richard Middleton, Editor at TBI, said. "We couldn’t be happier to be working with Mipcom Cannes on taking the Awards to a new level at the biggest market of them all.”
Television’s ability to innovate is relentless and inspiring. We’re delighted to partner with Informa and TBI to continue to celebrate the companies and individuals who epitomise this globally. ” Lucy Smith Director of Mipcom Cannes and Mipjunior