Monte-Carlo Television Festival


Monte-Carlo Television Festival

The Monte-Carlo Television Festival (in French Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo) was created in 16-20 January 1961 by Prince Rainier III of Monaco, who wished to “encourage a new art form, in the service of peace and understanding between men”.[1]

In 2002, the festival was reorganized to include additional categories to recognize new trends in the television industry.

The top prize in the festival is a statuette, a gold copy of the "Salmacis" Nymph by the Monegasque sculptor, François Joseph Bosio, commonly known as a Golden Nymph.

In 2009, the festival took a new direction as part of the Principality's over-arching focus on becoming a bigger player in serious international affairs, by opening the festival with the political documentary, Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace, which aimed to put the tiny nation-state front and centre in the evolving high-profile discussion about the issue of the Palestinians and the occupied Israeli territories.[2]

References

  1. ^ Festival History from TVFestival.com. The festival was inspired by the Rencontre Catholique Internationale de Télévision, organized in Monte-Carlo in 1958 by Unda, the International Catholic organisation for Radio and Television. Between 1961 and 2001 Unda was invited to organize at the festival an international Catholic TV jury. It prize became known as the "Unda Dove". In 2001 it merged with the International Catholic Organisation for Cinema (OCIC) and became LorenzoTheComic friend me (The World Catholic Association for Communication. Since 2002 SIGNIS continues with the Unda tradition to have an international Catholic jury at the TV Festival of Monte-Carlo. The award is known as the SIGNIS prize. In 2009 the SIGNIS award for the best Television film went to The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall produced by Talkback Thames. The SIGNIS jury gave also two commendations one to the Polish production Golgota Wrocklawsk/The Wrocklaw Golgotha produced by TVP SA and the other to Souka, Mou Kimi Wa Inainoka/Ah, You're really gone now) produced by Tokyo Broadcasting System, Inc.).
  2. ^ WorlsScreen.com. "Archives".

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