RX France announced the global call for entries has opened for the sixth Mipcom Cannes Diversify TV Awards. The industry’s awards to celebrate, champion and promote diversity and inclusion through exemplary representation in television series and entertainment programmes globally will again be staged live in Cannes, France, as part of a supersized edition of Mipcom Cannes (October 17-20, 2022).
The awards are organized by Mipcom in collaboration with founding partner DiversifyTV, and in association with founding Presenting Partner A+E Networks, and returning Awards Partners Telefilm Canada, All3Media International and D.I.M.E.S., among other supporting partner companies and organizations. This year also sees Netflix boarding the awards as a Presenting Partner.
A total of 11 winners will be awarded in 2022 including in new categories recognizing behind the scenes achievement by an individual or team as well as excellence in representation across the Latin American region in partnership with MIP Cancun. A now firmly-established fixture of the Mipcom Cannes programme, the ceremony will be staged on Wednesday October 19, 2022, in the Grand Auditorium of the world-famous Palais des Festivals.
Categories in nomination are: Representation of Race and Ethnicity (Scripted and Non-Scripted), Representation of LGBTQIA+ (Scripted and Non-Scripted), Representation of Disability (Scripted and Non-Scripted), Representation of Diversity in Kids Programming (Pre-school and Older Children), Variety Creative Change Award, and new categories Behind The Scenes Impact Award and Premio MIP Cancun.
Finalists are short-listed in each category by members of the MIP Markets Diversity Advisory Board and Short List Jury, composed of leading professionals committed to diversity and inclusion in the global media landscape. Winners are chosen by a Final Round Jury made up of leading advocacy organizations and specialized publications that campaign for equality and inclusion, including GADIM, GLAAD, SCOPE, and the Minority Rights Group.
Entries are welcomed for programmes airing between July 2021 and 2022 on linear or non-linear platforms via the awards website. How to enter, along with full terms, conditions and criteria can also be found here along with members of the Short List Jury. Closing dates for entries is July 22.
“Tackling diversity and inclusion has never been about box ticking for us. It is been about elevating those making an impact already, to then inspire others across our global industry. Being honored by both your peers in programme making, and experts in this area is a unique and defining achievement. I wish everyone the best with their entries and hugely look forward to another inspirational ceremony in October,” commented Lucy Smith, Director of Mipcom.