2020

Due to the Corona Virus pandemic the 4th edition of the MIPCOM Diversify TV Awards were held virtually for the first time and broadcast on the 13th October 2020. The ceremony was hosted by French singer, DJ, actor and LGBTQ icon Kiddy Smile and is available to view below.

As in previous years, shows were judged not only on the quality of filmaking, acting, directing, scriptwriting etc, but also on their representation and portrayal of marginalised groups. The winning entries were selected by charities and groups that are dedicated to supporting / campaigning for these communities, and understand first hand the struggles and frustrations members of these communities deal with on a daily basis, therefore shows reinforcing dangerous stereotypes will not be rewarded. To read more about the guidelines for entry please click here.

2020 DiversifyTV Excellence Awards Shortlist

Representation of LGBTQIA+: Scripted

Veneno

Production: Atresmedia Studios + Suma Latina
Distributor: Atresmedia
Original Broadcaster: Atresmedia
Country: Spain 

Work In Progress

Production: SHOWTIME Networks, Circle of Confusion, Jax Media
Distributor: ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group
Original Broadcaster: SHOWTIME
Country: USA

Feel Good

Production: Objective Productions, Objective Fiction
Distributor: all3media international
Original Broadcaster: Channel 4
Country: UK      

Representation of LGBTQIA+: Non-Scripted

La Memoria Homosexual – Queer Memory

Production: MEDINA MEDIA
Distributor: MEDINA MEDIA
Original Broadcaster: CANAL SUR – RTVA
Country: Spain

Jake and Charice

Production: Documentary Japan, NHK, NHK Enterprises, ABS-CBN
Distributor: N/A
Original Broadcaster: NHK
Country: Japan, Philippines

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2020

Production: Blink TV Production
Distributor: N/A
Original Broadcaster: SBS (Special Broadcasting Service Australia)
Country: Australia

Representation of Disability: Scripted

The Accident

Production: The Forge
Distributor: all3media international
Original Broadcaster: Channel 4
Country: UK   

The A Word

Production: Keshet Productions, Fifty Fathoms Production
Distributor: Keshet International
Original Broadcaster: BBC One
Country: UK      

Mental

Production: Black Sheep Films
Distributor: Magnify Media
Original Broadcaster: France Televisions Slash  
Country: France

Representation of Disability: Non – Scripted

The Loop

Production: Tallstoreez Productionz Pty
Distributor: Change Media
Original Broadcaster: SBS (Special Broadcasting Service Australia)
Country: Australia

Auténticos

Production: Buendia Estudios
Distributor: Talpa (ITV)
Original Broadcaster: La Sexta (Atresmedia)
Country: Spain

Employable Me Canada

Production: Employable Me Productions
Distributor: all3media international
Original Broadcaster: TVO for Accessible Media (Canada)
Country: Canada      

Representation of Race & Ethnicity: Scripted

Twenties

Production: BET
Distributor: ViacomCBS International Studios    
Original Broadcaster: BET
Country: USA

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels

Production: Desert Wolf Productions, Aguilar Entertainment, Neal Street Productions
Distributor: ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group
Original Broadcaster: SHOWTIME
Country: USA   

Total Control

Production: Blackfella Films
Distributor: Keshet International
Original Broadcaster: ABC (Australian Broadcast Corporation)
Country: Australia    

Representation of Race & Ethnicity: Non Scripted

Marry Me, Marry My Family

Production: CJZ            
Distributor: TCB               
Original Broadcaster: SBS (Special Broadcasting Service Australia)
Country: Australia    

The School That Tried To End Racism  

Production: Proper Content   
Distributor: Banijay Rights          
Original Broadcaster: Channel 4               
Country: United Kingdom  

VICE News Tonight

Production: VICE News
Distributor: VICE Media Group
Original Broadcaster: VICE TV
Country: USA

Minority Representation in Kids' Programming (all genres)

Pablo

Production: Paper Owl Films
Distributor: CAKE
Original Broadcaster: CBeebies and RTÉjr
Country: UK

Lockdown

Production: Sinking Ship Entertainment
Distributor: Sinking Ship Entertainment
Original Broadcaster: YouTube
Country: Canada

And Then Something Changed

Production: Sticky Pictures     
Distributor: Australian Children’s Television Foundation
Original Broadcaster: ABC (Australian Broadcast Corporation)
Country: Australia

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