Mipcom announced the list of nominees for its Diversify TV Excellence Awards 2019, aimed at honoring programs dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusivity, which this year features titles from Brazil, Argentina and Spain.
Reed Reed Midem announced the shortlist of programmes in the running for the Mipcom Diversify TV Excellence Awards 2019.
Dedicated to championing and promoting diverse and inclusive content that can make an impact on wide audiences, the third edition of the awards will be held on Monday 14 October, at the Carlton Hotel, Cannes, France as part of Mipcom 2019.
The 21 nominated programmes, all of which have been broadcast in the past 12 months, have been recognized by the Pre-Selection Jury for providing a fair and accurate representation of BAME, LGBTQ+ and disabled communities.
They are also seen as standing out for originality and excellence in terms of storytelling, casting and production values, challenging stereotypes, and showing a positive impact. Themes tackled include love, friendship, family, heritage, and humour, as well as challenges and issues of inequality.
The shortlist features an eclectic selection highlighting a variety of voices and talent from around the world, from major linear and non-linear broadcasters representing 11 countries across all continents, with nominees from Argentina, Brazil and Spain.
Spain’s If There’s Room for Two, produced by TVE, Onza Entertainment and Fisherman Media, is competing in the Representation of Disability Non-Scripted category, alongside Argentine production No Drama – Bernarda Alba, by Canal Encuentro.
In addition, Brazilian production Breaking the Taboo – Racism and Resistance by Globosat and Spray Filmes, is competing in the Representation of Race and Ethnicity Non-Scripted category.
The winning programmes will be chosen by charitable organisations that campaign for equality and inclusion, including GADIM, GLAAD, ILGA-Europe, Minority Rights, Race Equality Foundation, SCOPE, Show Racism the Red Card, and Sporting Equals, and will be announced at the Mipcom Diversify TV Excellence Awards ceremony, an invitation-only event for some 200 leading TV executives, held in partnership with A+E Networks and Diversify TV.
The Mipcom Diversify TV Excellence Awards are part of the Diversity & Inclusion Programme featuring events and conferences at Mipcom and MIPJunior.