Mipcom Cannes is now making a global call for entries to the 7th edition of the Mipcom Cannes Diversify TV Awards. The closing date for submissions is 21July for consideration across nine awards with the winners to be announced live on stage on 17 October during an industry ceremony on day two of the event.“These awards are about impact not platitudes.” Lucy Smith, Director of Mipcom Cannes and Mipjunior said. “We elevate each year in Cannes the amazing breadth of talent and content makers from across the globe who bring to the screen powerful and authentic representation in scripted and unscripted. For those nominated it is a unique accolade, for those attending, a road map to what’s possible.”
The Diversify TV Awards attracted a record 191 submissions from 27 countries in 2022 and will again be presented in Cannes, France as part of the 39th edition of Mipcom Cannes - the mother of all entertainment content markets and the world’s greatest gathering of TV and Entertainment Executives from 16-19 October 2023. The awards ceremony will be held in the Grand Auditorium of the world-renowned Palais des Festivals in Cannes and move in the program to a new prominent position on day two of Mipcom Cannes on Tuesday 17 October from 12.00 to 13.00 followed by a cocktail lunch. Over 11,000 delegates from over 100 countries are expected in Cannes for the 39th International Co-Production & Entertainment Content Market (16-19 October) and Mipjunior which returns to its pre-market spot on the at the JW Marriott on 14-15 October.
The awards are organized by Mipcom Cannes in collaboration with founding partner Diversify TV, and in association with Founding Presenting Partner A+E Networks. The list of award Partners also include All3Media International, Telefilm Canada / Canada Media Fund and first-time partner OUTtv among other supporting partner companies and organizations. Categories in nomination for the Mipcom Cannes Diversify TV Awards 2023 are: Representation of Race and Ethnicity for • Scripted and • Non-Scripted. Representation of LGBTQIA+ for Scripted and for Non-Scripted, Representation of Disability for Scripted for Non-Scripted, Representation of Diversity in Kids Programming for Pre-school and Older Children.
A total of nine winners will be awarded in 2023 across scripted and unscripted (categories listed below) including a behind-the-scenes impact honor. To be eligible, programmes must provide a fair and balanced representation of Race & Ethnicity, LGBTQIA+ and Disabled communities; show a positive impact; stand out in originality and excellence in terms of storytelling, casting and production values; challenge stereotypes and have aired the past year (premiere broadcast or streaming of any season between 23 July 2022 and 21 July 2023 on a linear and/or non-linear platform). Finalists will be short-listed by the MIP Markets Diversity Advisory Board and Short List Jury, composed of a peer group of international industry professionals, with winners chosen by a Final Round Jury of leading advocacy organizations and specialized publications within Diversity and Inclusion which last year included GADIM, GLAAD, SCOPE and the Minority Rights Group.
These awards are about impact not platitudes. We elevate each year in Cannes the amazing breadth of talent and content makers from across the globe who bring to the screen powerful and authentic representation in scripted and unscripted. For those nominated it is a unique accolade, for those attending, a road map to what’s possible.” Lucy Smith Director of Mipcom Cannes and Mipjunior