54th Monte Carlo Television Festival

54th Monte Carlo Television FestivalFrom Saturday 7 June to Wednesday 11 June, Grimaldi Forum Monaco
26 May

54th Monte-Carlo Television Festival

The Monte-Carlo Television Festival will take place from 7 to 11 June 2014 at the Grimaldi Forum

The Monte-Carlo Television Festival was founded in 1961 by Prince Rainier III of Monaco with the aim of encouraging a new form of artistic expression.  It immediately attracted great interest internationally.

Golden Nymph awards are presented for the best television programmes from all over the world.  These gilded statuettes representing the nymph Salmacis were designed by Monegasque sculptor François-Joseph Bosio.  The original is on display at the Louvre museum in Paris.

The festival offers several events that are open to the public by invitation, such as film screenings, autograph sessions, a chance to meet the stars, the opening ceremony and the Golden Nymph awards.

54th Monte-Carlo Television Festival
From 7 to 11 June 2014
Grimaldi Forum Monaco

More info:  http://www.tvfestival.com/

30 May

Public Screening of a Film about Desmond Tutu as Part of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival

There will be a public screening of the film "Children of the Light" on 8 June 2014 at 5 p.m.

"Children of the Light" retraces the life of Desmond Tutu, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.  It highlights the essential role he played in the emergence of the "South African miracle."

The film goes back in time and retraces the steps of this South African archbishop, portraying dramatic images of his own life and the struggle against apartheid and suffering, which nevertheless inspired the process of truth and reconciliation in South Africa.

It then invites spectators to take a tour around the world to meet five young activists and directors living in Peru, Burma, East Timor, India and South Africa, who were inspired and influenced by Desmond Tutu's example and are agents of social change in their own communities.

"Children of the Light"
As part of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival
Sunday 8 June at 5 p.m.
Salle Prince Pierre, Grimaldi Forum