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MIPCOM ’21: “Shine True,” “Dreaming Whilst Black” win Diversify Awards

The winners have been announced for the fifth annual MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards, which champion and promote diversity and inclusion in all forms across the international television industry. The MIPCOM ...
October 13, 2021

The winners have been announced for the fifth annual MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards, which champion and promote diversity and inclusion in all forms across the international television industry.

The MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards recognize outstanding programming that challenges stereotypes, provides fair and balanced representation and exemplifies originality and excellence in storytelling, casting and production values.

The winning programs were chosen by charitable organizations that campaign for equality and inclusion, including Fondation Mozaïk, GLAAD, GADIM, Mencap, Minority Rights Group, SCOPE, Show Racism the Red Card, Stonewall.

The awards ceremony was presented in association with founding partners A+E Networks and DiversifyTV, joined by presenting partners Telefilm Canada and Canada Media Fund and supported by All3Media International as partner of the disability category. Also on board this year were new supporters including the United Nations’ SDG Media Compact and Trace Studios.

The Diversify TV Excellence Awards ceremony was streamed live from MIPCOM on Wednesday (October 13). MIPCOM runs through October 15.

Here are the winning non-fiction programs:

Representation of LGBTQIA+ – Non Scripted

Shine True (pictured)

Production: Vice Studios

Distribution: OutTV and Fuse Media

Original Broadcaster: OutTV and Fuse Media

Country: Canada

Representation of Race And Ethnicity – Non Scripted

Dreaming Whilst Black

Production: Big Deal Films Ltd

Distribution: BBC

Original Broadcaster: BBC iPlayer

Country: United Kingdom

Representation of Disability – Non Scripted

Summer in Lockdown

Production: Drummer TV

Distribution: BSLBT

Original Broadcaster: Film 4

Country: United Kingdom

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