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 and 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 and 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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