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MIPCOM ’19: “Transkids”, “Breaking the Taboo” take Diversify Awards

MIPCOM organizer Reed Midem has unveiled the winning programs for the third annual MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards. Dedicated to celebrating and promoting “diversity and inclusion in all forms across the ...
October 15, 2019

MIPCOM organizer Reed Midem has unveiled the winning programs for the third annual 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 projects 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.”

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 2019 MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards were held on Monday (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.

The winning non-fiction programs are listed below, with credits provided by Reed Midem:

Representation of LGBTQ+ – Non-Scripted

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

Representation of Disability – Non-Scripted

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

Representation of Race and Ethnicity – Non-Scripted

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

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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