RX France (formerly Reed MIDEM) today announced the global call for entries has opened for the 6th MIPCOM CANNES Diversify TV Awards.
The industry’s only global awards to celebrate, champion and promote diversity and inclusion through exemplary representation in television series and entertainment programmes globally will again be staged live in Cannes, France as part of a supersized edition of MIPCOM CANNES – the 38th International Co-Production & Entertainment Content Market – (17-20 October).
The awards are organised by MIPCOM in collaboration with founding partner DiversifyTV, and in association with founding Presenting Partner A+E Networks and returning Awards Partners Telefilm Canada and All3Media International and D.I.M.E.S., among other supporting partner companies and organisations. This year also sees Netflix boarding the awards as a Presenting Partner.
A total of 11 winners will be awarded in 2022 including in new categories recognising behind the scenes achievement by an individual or team as well as excellence in representation across the Latin American region in partnership with MIP Cancun. The call for entries closes on 22 July.
A now firmly-established fixture of the MIPCOM CANNES programme, the ceremony will be staged on Wednesday 19 October 2022 in the illustrious Grand Auditorium of the world-famous Palais des Festivals.
Lucy Smith, Director of MIPCOM said: “Tackling diversity and inclusion has never been about box ticking for us. It’s been about elevating those making an impact already, to then inspire others across our global industry. Being honoured by both your peers in programme making, and experts in this area is a unique and defining achievement. I wish everyone the best with their entries and hugely look forward to another inspirational ceremony in October.”
Steve MacDonald, President of Global Content Licensing and International, A+E Networks said: “We are incredibly proud to have developed the Diversify Summit and Awards with our partners at MIPCOM CANNES six years ago. To see this initiative thrive, with its increasing significance at this most critical global market, is both thrilling and humbling. A+E Networks remains deeply committed as ever to DEI across our industry.”
Shabnam Rezaei, co-founder of Big Bad Boo Studios, winners in 2021’s Kids Preschool category with 16 Hudson said: “To win this award has given us visibility around the world with projects like 16 Hudson. This is key for boutique companies like Big Bad Boo looking to change the future of the kids content industry for the better.”