The shortlist for the 2023 DiversifyTV Awards have now been announced and are listed below. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony to be held in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals at MIPCOM CANNES on Tuesday October 17th from 12:00 to 13:00.

Representation of Disability - Non-Scripted

Inside our Autistic Minds (UK) 

Original Broadcaster: BBC Two Distributor: BBC Studios Production Company: BBC Studios

The Roads of Ae-rin and Woo-ryeong (South Korea) 

Original Broadcaster: KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) Distributor: KBS Media Production Company: KBS

Disability & Abortion: The Hardest Choice (UK) 

Original Broadcaster: Channel 4 Distributor: Banijay Rights Production Companies: RFD Television and Hey Sonny

Representation of Disability - Scripted

About Antoine (Canada)

Original Broadcaster: Club illico, TVA Distributor: Amuz Distribution Production Company: ComediHa!

Aspergirl (France) 

Original Broadcaster: OCS Distributor: France tv distribution Production Company: Patafilm

Simple (Spain)

Original Broadcaster: Movistar Plus+ Distributor: Beta Film Production Companies: Movistar Plus+ in collaboration with Destrucción y Salvación

Representation of Diversity in Kids Programming - Older Children

Phoenix Rise (UK)

Original Broadcaster: BBC iPlayer Distributor: Sinking Ship Production Company: BBC Studios Kids & Family

Supa Team 4 (South Africa) 

Original Broadcaster: Netflix Distributor: Netflix Production Companies: Triggerfish Animation Studios and Cake Entertainment

Ghostwriter (Canada)

Original Broadcaster: Apple TV+ Distributor: Apple TV+ Production Companies: Sinking Ship Entertainment, Sesame Workshop

Representation of Diversity in Kids Programming - Pre-School

Dog Squad (UK)

Original Broadcaster: BBC Distributor: BBC Production Company: Hello Halo Kids for BBC

Reu and Harper's Wonder World (UK)

Original Broadcaster: Channel 5 Distributor: Channel 5 and Doc Hearts Ltd Production Company: Doc Hearts Ltd

Kiya & the Kimoja Heroes (USA)

Original Broadcaster: Disney Jr and Disney+ Distributor: eOne Production Company(ies): Frog Box, Disney EMEA, France Televisions, Triggerfish Animation Studio

Representation of LGBTQIA+ - Non-Scripted

Queerstralia (Australia)

Original Broadcaster: Australian Broadcasting Corporation Distributor: ABC Commercial Production Company: Guesswork Television

Lotus Sports Club (Cambodia)

Original Broadcaster: TVK National Television of Cambodia Distributor: Dutch CORE Production Company: Document Our History NOW and RoCK

Naked Education (UK)

Original Broadcaster: Channel 4 Distributor: All3Media International Production Company: Betty TV

Representation of LGBTQIA+ - Scripted

Nights in Tefía (Spain)

Original Broadcaster: ATRESplayer Distributor: Buendia Estudios Canarias Production Companies: Buendia Estudios Canarias with the participation of Atresmedia TV

About Sasha (France)

Original Broadcaster: france tv slash and France 5 Distributor: France tv distribution Production Companies: Jerico TV & Big Band Story

She Loves to Cook, and She Loves to Eat (Japan) 

Original Broadcaster: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) Distributor: NHK Enterprises Production Companies: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)/MMJ

Representation of Race and Ethnicity – Non-Scripted

The Swap (Australia)

Original Broadcaster: SBS Australia Distributor: No Distributor Production Company: Southern Pictures

Folau (Australia)

Original Broadcaster: The Australian Broadcasting Corporation Distributor: ABC Commercial ​Production Company: In Films

Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World (UK) 

Original Broadcaster: BBC 2 Distributor: BBC Studios Production Company: BBC Studios

Representation of Race and Ethnicity - Scripted

Riches (UK)

Original Broadcasters: Amazon Prime Video and ITV Distributor: Banijay Rights Production Company: Greenacre Films

Little Bird (Canada)

Original Broadcaster: Crave and APTN lumi Distributor: Fremantle Production Companies: Rezolution Pictures, OP Little Bird

Sam - A Saxon (Germany) Original Broadcaster: Disney+ Distributor: Disney Production Company: Big Window Productions (An UFA Fiction Productions GmbH Label)

Congratulations to all those shortlisted. ​To be eligible, programmes submitted were required to provide a fair and balanced representation of Race & Ethnicity, LGBTQIA+ and Disabled communities; show a positive impact; stand out in originality and excellence in terms of storytelling, casting and production values; challenge stereotypes and to have aired the past year.

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