The Monte-Carlo Television Festival is the essential celebration of the small screen, with international star names flocking to the red carpet every year in June.
Collecting a Golden Nymph award at the Closing Ceremony is the ultimate television accolade.
THE EARLY DAYS OF THE FESTIVAL…
It was in tribute to his wife, the former actor and Hollywood star Princess Grace, that Prince Rainier III created in 1961 what would go on to become the television industry's biggest annual gathering.
The jury at that inaugural festival was chaired by Marcel Pagnol.
(Marcel Pagnol with Their Serene Highnesses)
Every year since, international stars and major actors from the industry travel from all over the world to attend the many events organised as part of the festival, including launches of new series, premières, press conferences, VIP meetings, autograph signings, and more, ensuring an unforgettable experience for the professionals and for the crowds of fans who come for a glimpse of their idols.
At the heart of the Festival, whose Honorary President has been H.S.H. Prince Albert II since 1988, the Golden Nymph awards present an international selection of new programmes to the public, press, and professionals. There are three official categories: Fiction, News & Documentaries, and the Prince Rainier III Prize.
Created by Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Prince Rainier III Prize is awarded, in partnership with the Prince Albert II Foundation, to the best documentary dealing with environmental issues.
The competition is completed by two Special Prizes, awarded by partner organisations; to winners selected from among all of the programmes taking part in the Golden Nymphs.
- The Monaco Red Cross Prize goes to the documentary that best highlights one or more principles of international humanitarian law.
- The AMADE Prize rewards a television programme that highlights one of AMADE's own missions: the protection of children from violence, exploitation or abuse, and the promotion of education and access to healthcare.
DID YOU KNOW ?
The Golden Nymph Award is among the most prestigious prizes in international television. For the Fiction and News & Documentaries categories, it rewards the talent and creativity of the Official Selection.
The statuette is a replica of the Nymph Salmacis, created by the Monégasque artist François-Joseph Bosio, who was chief court sculptor to Louis XVIII. The original can still be seen at the Louvre in Paris.
And…action! The 62nd Monte-Carlo Television Festival will take place at the Grimaldi Forum from 16 to 20 June 2023.