The Monte-Carlos TV Festival will be held in person this year, from 18th June to 22 June. The event on the Meditteranean beachfront follows last year’s suspension. Despite the show’s physical return, it’ll offer a hybrid format through which attendees who couldn’t travel can still access online. "Our 2021 event honors the storied history of the Festival while setting the stage for our next decade. Despite a challenging climate for the entire industry, it does so with a glorious in-person celebration of all things television, after last year’s forced cancellation," said Laurent Puons, CEO, Monte-Carlo Television Festival.
The nominees for this year’s show include Prince Rainier III Special Prize for the News and Fiction categories, The winners will be announced at the red-carpet event, during the Golden Nymph Awards Ceremony, set to take place on 22 June. The event will occur at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco, in front of the Festival's Honorary President, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.
A business track has also been implemented into the festival, featuring a panel discussion on related topics from worldwide TV executives. "We have wide-ranging and exceptional global content nominated for Golden Nymph Awards. The number of programs participating in the competition, shows the ever-growing interest of productions and talent to claim this trophy, a timeless symbol of internationally recognized quality. This enthusiasm confirms that our event remains the pre-eminent Festival in Europe".
All registrations must be submitted through Pass PRO, through which the online network platform showcasing the business content will appear. The five-day event will include Variety Business Lounge invitations, as well as VIP lunch and VIP evening party at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort. Some of the business sessions include the Upending the Global Film Distribution Model for a streaming migration movie theater, “From True Crime to Docudramas to Nature and Wonder,” to analyze the growth of unscripted content, “Global Trends, Awards-worthy Content, and Television Disruptors,” “Unfiltered Conversations” with the Monte-Carlo Television Festival Fiction Jury, “Transatlantic Crossover” covering work environments, “Weathering Unprecedented Times in Television” to project future coproductions, and “Producer One-on-One” to cover the production trends.
Previous Golden Nymph Awards have been given to popular shows “Breaking Bad,” “Borgen,” “Casa de Papel,” “The End of The F***ing World,” “Escape at Dannemora” and “On the Spectrum.” "The Monte-Carlo Television Festival attracts many of the most influential executives and inspirational creatives in global entertainment today,” Puons said. “It is our intention, through the unparalleled access offered by the Pass PRO, to enable those in the industry seeking insight and guidance to learn from these exceptional leaders and propel their companies and careers up to the next level."
Our 2021 event honors the storied history of the Festival while setting the stage for our next decade. Despite a challenging climate for the entire industry, it does so with a glorious in-person celebration of all things television, after last year’s forced cancellation.” Laurent Puons CEO, Monte-Carlo Television Festival