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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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