MIPCOM’s Diversify TV Awards Calls for Entries


MIPCOM CANNES has opened the global call for entries for the eighth edition of its Diversify TV Awards.

Closing date for submissions is July 19 for consideration across nine awards, with the winners to be announced live on stage during an industry ceremony on the second day of MIPCOM CANNES, which runs from October 21 to 24.

Dedicated to championing and promoting diversity and inclusion in all its forms across the international television industry, the MIPCOM CANNES Diversify TV Awards attracted over 150 submissions from 27 countries in 2023.

The awards are organized by MIPCOM CANNES in collaboration with founding partner Diversify TV, and in association with Founding Presenting Partner A+E Media Group and Awards Partners All3Media, Telefilm Canada and The Canada Media Fund, among other supporting partner companies and organizations.

To be eligible, programs must demonstrate a fair and balanced representation of race and 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 have aired the past year (premiere broadcast or streaming of any season between July 22, 2023, and July 21, 2024, on a linear and/or nonlinear platform).

“These awards recognize the positive and demonstrate the possible” said Lucy Smith, Director of MIPCOM CANNES and MIPJunior. “Our aim every year when the global TV industry is gathered is to use that opportunity and our unrivaled platform to spotlight the programming and people internationally that embody excellence in representation as examples to be inspired by and aspire to.”