The annual MIPCOM awards show recognizes diverse and inclusive TV programs from across the globe.
The homegrown series Little Bird (pictured) and About Antoine (À propos d’Antoine) have been honoured at MIPCOM’s Diversify TV Awards.

The 7th edition of the awards was presented at the Cannes market on Tuesday (Oct. 17). The event recognizes global scripted and unscripted TV programs that showcase diversity and inclusion, spanning categories such as disability, LGBTQIA+, race and ethnicity, and diversity in kids programming. This year’s winners come from Canada, the U.K., Australia, Spain and Cambodia.

Crave and APTN lumi original Little Bird (Rezolution Pictures, OP Little Bird) won the award for Representation of Race and Ethnicity – Scripted. The series is co-created by Jennifer Podemski and Hannah Moscovitch, and follows an Indigenous woman who seeks out her birth family years after she and her siblings were forced into the foster care system. Fremantle handles international distribution for Little Bird, which made its U.S. debut on Oct. 12 on PBS platforms.

Club illico series About Antoine (ComediHa!) picked up the award for Representation of Disability – Scripted. Created by Cathleen Rouleau and based on her own life experiences, the series centres on a woman who becomes a stepmom to a young boy who has multiple disabilities. Rouleau’s real-life stepson, Antoine Parent-Bédard, plays his namesake in the series.

About Antoine premiered on Club illico on Jan. 19, and is distributed worldwide by Amuz Distribution.
MIPCOM runs until Thursday (Oct. 19).
Image courtesy of Bell Media