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MIPCOM ’19: “Transkids”, “Curry House Kid” among Diversify TV Excellence noms

MIPCOM organizer Reed Midem has unveiled the shortlist of programs for the 2019 MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards. Dedicated to celebrating and promoting “diversity and inclusion in all forms across the ...
September 27, 2019

MIPCOM organizer Reed Midem has unveiled the shortlist of programs for the 2019 MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards.

Dedicated to celebrating and promoting “diversity and inclusion in all forms across the international television industry,” the awards recognize scripted and non-scripted series that have been launched in the past 12 months or with a season presenting a marked change to the storyline embracing representation, diversity and inclusion.

The 21 nominated programs representing 11 countries have also been recognized by the pre-selection jury for their “originality and excellence in terms of storytelling, casting and production values, challenging stereotypes, and showing a positive impact.”

Winning programs will be selected by non-profits 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.

The third edition of the MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards will be held on Oct. 14 at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes. The awards are part of the MIPCOM content market, which takes place in Cannes from Oct. 14 to 17.

All non-fiction shortlisted programs are listed below:

Representation of LGBTQ+ – Non-Scripted

The Origins of Pride
Production: CAPA
Distribution: Newen Distribution
Original Broadcaster: RMC Story France
Country: France

Transkids
Production: Medalia Productions
Distribution: MetFilm Sales – International Sales Agent
Original Broadcaster: YesDocu (DBS)
Country: Israel

You Can’t Ask That
Production: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Distribution: ABC Commercial
Original Broadcaster: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Country: Australia

Representation of Disability – Non-Scripted

If There’s Room for Two
Production: TVE, Onza Entertainment, Fisherman Media
Distribution: TVE
Original Broadcaster: TVE
Country: Spain

No Drama – Bernarda Alba
Production: Canal Encuentro
Distribution: Canal Encuentro
Original Broadcaster: Canal Encuentro
Country: Argentina

No Vacancy: Vancouver’s Housing Crisis
Production: Accessible Media
Distribution: Accessible Media
Original Broadcaster: Accessible Media
Country: Canada

Representation of Race and Ethnicity – Non-Scripted

African Diaspora Diaries
Production: BBC Africa TV/Digital
Distribution: BBC
Original Broadcaster: BBC World News / BBC News Channel / BBC IPlayer
Country: UK

Breaking the Taboo – Racism and Resistance
Production: Globosat Programadora / Spray Filmes
Distribution: Globosat Programadora
Original Broadcaster: Globosat Programadora
Country: Brazil

The Curry House Kid (pictured)
Production: Swan Films
Distribution: all3media international
Original Broadcaster: Channel 4
Country: UK

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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