Yle’s comedy series was awarded the MIPCOM Diversity TV Excellence Award for Representation of Disability on Tuesday in Cannes.
The Finnish show was awarded for the way it deals with a difficult subject through comedy and the versatility of the main character, played by Alina Tomnikov.
Blind Donna tells of the titular character Donna (27) who sets on a mission to find true love when her boyfriend suddenly leaves her after six years together.
The 10x24’ series was produced by Liisa Akimof of Production House for Yle, in co-production with NRK, support from the Finnish Film Foundation and Nordisk Film & TV Fond. It aired earlier this year on the Finnish pubcaster. Yle Sales handles world distribution.
Blind Donna competed at the second MIPCOM Diversity TV Excellence Awards against BBC’s Grandpa’s Great Escape and SBS on-demand Australia’s Homecoming Queens.