Tv market MIPCOM in Cannes on Tuesday unveiled the winners for the Diversify TV Awards, which honor worldwide programming selling range and inclusion.
The nominees had been picked from 165 submissions from greater than 27 international locations. To be eligible, applications had been required to offer a good and balanced illustration of race and ethnicity, the LGBTQIA+ and disabled communities; to point out a constructive impression; to face out in originality and excellence when it comes to storytelling, casting and manufacturing values; to problem stereotypes and to have aired tin the previous 12 months. The awards honor each fiction and non-fiction reveals.
British broadcaster and activist Femi Oke hosted the 2023 awards, held on the Grand Auditorium within the Cannes Palais on Tuesday.
Probably the most emotional speeches got here from Canadian producer Sylvain Dad or mum-Bédard, accepting the trophy for About Antoine, which received within the Illustration of Incapacity – Scripted class. The Quebecois collection is predicated on Dad or mum-Bédard’s personal, poly-handicapped son, who performs himself.
“At the moment is Antoine’s birthday,” mentioned Dad or mum-Bédard, his voice breaking as he teared up and addressed his son instantly. “You’ve been advised all of your life no: No you may’t do that, No you may’t try this. No, no, no. However at present, it is a huge sure.”
One other Canadian drama, Little Hen, which aired on Crave and APTN lumi, took the highest scripted prize for illustration of race and ethnicity.
Andy Mundy-Fort, accepting the award for illustration of range in pre-school children programming for Channel 5’s Reu and Harper’s Surprise World mentioned when he began his manufacturing firm seven years in the past “I felt invisible on this business” and created his present as a way to give the various world his youngsters dwell in illustration on display.
This 12 months the awards included a Behind the Scenes Influence award honoring “an individual or staff whose affect, actions and imaginative and prescient from behind the scenes stands as an inspiration within the discipline of range and inclusion” which went to Deborah Williams, CEO of the U.Ok.’s Artistic Variety Community, which has been a pioneer in driving change within the fields of incapacity and elevated inclusion throughout the movie and tv industries.
“I’ve hitched my pants up, I tucked my labels in and now I’m on stage,” mentioned Williams, accepting her award. After thanking her household and her staff, she thanked the broadcasters and business for letting her in “as a result of in any other case I’d be pressuring you from the skin.” Gatekeepers now, she mentioned have “no excuse” for not embracing range and inclusion in any respect ranges.
The complete record of the 2023 Diversify TV winners is under.
Illustration of Incapacity – Non-Scripted
Inside our Autistic Minds (U.Ok.)
Unique Broadcaster: BBC Two
Distributor: BBC Studios
Manufacturing Firm: BBC Studios
Illustration of Incapacity – Scripted
About Antoine (Canada)
Unique Broadcaster: Membership illico, TVA
Distributor: Amuz Distribution
Manufacturing Firm: ComediHa!
Illustration of Variety in Children Programming – Older Youngsters
Phoenix Rise (U.Ok.)
Unique Broadcaster: BBC iPlayer
Distributor: Sinking Ship
Manufacturing Firm: BBC Studios Children & Household
Illustration of Variety in Children Programming – Pre-Faculty
Reu and Harper’s Surprise World (U.Ok.)
Unique Broadcaster: Channel 5
Distributor: Channel 5 and Doc Hearts Ltd
Manufacturing Firm: Doc Hearts Ltd
Illustration of LGBTQIA+ – Non-Scripted
Lotus Sports activities Membership (Cambodia)
Unique Broadcaster: TVK Nationwide Tv of Cambodia
Distributor: Dutch CORE
Manufacturing Firm: Doc Our Historical past NOW and RoCK
Illustration of LGBTQIA+ – Scripted
Nights in Tefía (Spain)
Unique Broadcaster: ATRESplayer
Distributor: Buendia Estudios Canarias
Manufacturing Firms: Buendia Estudios Canarias with the participation of Atresmedia TV
Illustration of Race and Ethnicity – Non-Scripted
The Swap (Australia)
Unique Broadcaster: SBS Australia
Distributor: No Distributor
Manufacturing Firm: Southern Footage
Illustration of Race and Ethnicity – Scripted
Little Hen (Canada)
Unique Broadcaster: Crave and APTN lumi
Manufacturing Firms: Rezolution Footage, OP Little Hen