The awards ceremony will take place on October 19, 2022, during this year’s Mipcom.
RX France, formerly Reed MIDEM, has opened the global call for entries for the sixth Mipcom Cannes Diversify TV Awards.
The industry’s global awards will again be staged live in Cannes, France as part of a supersized edition of Mipcom Cannes – the 38th International Co-Production & Entertainment Content Market from October 17-20 October.
The awards are organised by Mipcom in collaboration with founding partner DiversifyTV, and in association with founding Presenting Partner A+E Networks and returning awards partners Telefilm Canada and All3Media International and D.I.M.E.S., among other supporting partner companies and organisations. 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 recognising 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. The call for entries closes on July 22.
The ceremony will be staged on October 19, 2022, in the illustrious Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals.
The awards celebrate scripted and non-scripted programs in categories that include Representation of Race and Ethnicity, Representations of LGBTQIA+, and Representation of Disability. Representation of Diversity in Kids Programming recognizes programmes aimed at pre-school and older children.
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 organisations and specialised 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.
Speaking about the awards, Lucy Smith, Director of Mipcom said: “Tackling diversity and inclusion has never been about box-ticking for us. It’s been about elevating those making an impact already, to then inspire others across our global industry. Being honoured 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.”
Steve MacDonald, President of Global Content Licensing and International, A+E Networks added: “We are incredibly proud to have developed the Diversify Summit and Awards with our partners at Mipcom Cannes six years ago. To see this initiative thrive, with its increasing significance at this most critical global market, is both thrilling and humbling. A+E Networks remains deeply committed as ever to DEI across our industry.”
Shabnam Rezaei, Co-founder of Big Bad Boo Studios, winners in 2021’s Kids Preschool category with 16 Hudson said: “To win this award has given us visibility around the world with projects like 16 Hudson. This is key for boutique companies like Big Bad Boo looking to change the future of the kids content industry for the better.”