• The 61st edition of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival will take place from June 17 to 21.

  • The MGM

    Last Night

    series will have its world premiere and will open the festival in the presence of Matthew Fox, Joanne Froggatt and Tom Wlaschiha.

  • Jane Seymour, Danny Glover, Ron Perlman, Eric Close and Jason Priestley will notably be on the red carpet.

  • For the first time, the official selection of the fiction category includes three world previews, an international preview and a European preview.

Stars, glamour, and 21 programs from twelve countries!

The Monte-Carlo Television Festival unveiled on Monday the enticing line-up for its 61st edition, which will take place in the Principality from June 17 to 21, during a press conference at the Brach Hotel in Paris.

"After two years of global health crisis, the festival has regained its high international level with a competition of very high quality including many world previews", welcomed Laurent Puons, deputy vice-president of the event. .

This year, during the opening ceremony, presented by Genie Godula, the Honorary President, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco will award a brand new prize: the Golden Nymph for the best international hope.

The French actor Théo Christine (

The war of the worlds





) will be the first laureate.

The world premiere “Last Night” opening

The ceremony will be followed by the world premiere screening of two episodes of the five-part miniseries

Last Light,

produced by MGM International TV Productions, in association with Peacock, Viaplay, MBC Group, Stan and distributed internationally by MGM.

This thriller, carried by a five-star cast (Matthew Fox from


, Joanne Froggatt from

Downton Abbey

and Tom Wlaschiha from

Game of Thrones

, who have already confirmed their attendance), discusses the consequences of a possible collapse in the oil supply .

“Being here and opening the festival is a pleasure and an honour.

We have a mission, to create series that could transcend borders and create new ones.

We'd like to start a conversation, and

Last Night

fits that credo perfectly.

Inspired by Alex Scarrow's bestseller,

Last Night

highlights our independence from oil.

As we know, this is a very concrete subject today, ”said Rola Bauer, president of MGM international television productions, during the press conference.

Neal McDonough of "Desperate Housewives", president of the fiction jury

American actor and producer Neal McDonough (

Desperate Housewives

, Arrow, American Horror Story: Double Feature: Dwight D. Eisenhower

) will chair the fiction jury.

At his side, the British screenwriter Richard Fee, the actress and host Adriana Karembeu, Anna Marsh, general manager of Studio Canal and member of the management board of the Canal + group, Danna Stern, founder of Yes Studios, to whom we owe the series Israeli



On The Spectrum,

and Darko Peric, the unforgettable Helsinki of

La Casa de Papel


“I attended this festival last year for the first time, it was amazing!

I think this TV festival embodies the future, because people are watching more and more series.

This festival has been a great discovery, I am very honored to be part of the jury, ”said the Spanish cardboard star, present at the press conference.

Amandine Petit and Eric Antoine, masters of ceremonies

Jill Tiefenthaler, CEO of National Geographic, will chair the documentary and news jury.

Alongside him are Bernadette McDaid, international manager of Red Bull Studios (United Kingdom), M6 journalist Marie-Ange Casalta, documentary filmmaker and producer Tristan Chytroschek, winner of an international Emmy Award, Norwegian documentary filmmaker Tonje Hessen Schei, and Radomir Šofr, development manager of Ceska Televize (Czech Republic).

These two juries will have the task of awarding Golden Nymphs to the best of international television production during the closing ceremony, presented by Amandine Petit, Miss France 2021 and “humourillusionist” Eric Antoine.

A new prize will be awarded on this occasion, the public prize, in partnership with BetaSeries.

“I wanted to do something with this rather hoarse voice in a blue-eyed blonde body.

I will be able to carry this voice loud and clear, ”rejoices Amandine Petit.

“I'm just too happy.

I'm a fan of fiction.

Telling a story is one of the most beautiful things in the world.

I like to tell stories, I like to write them, to reflect on them, to see the impact it has on people, the way a story can transform a moment in life,” said Eric Antoine.

Danny Glover, Jason Priestley and Jane Seymour

To mark the turning point of this 61st edition, the festival will also invite a delegation of former jury presidents, welcoming among others actors Danny Glover, Ron Perlman, Eric Close (

FBI: Missing Persons

), Jason Priestley (

Beverly Hills 90210

), Jane Seymour (

Doctor Quinn, Doctor's Lady

), Ricky Whittle (

The 100

) and Michael Hirst, the creator of

The Tudors



series .

A very promising selection

This 61st edition will host the world premieres of

A Private Affair

, a Spanish series for Amazon Prime Video set in Galicia in the 1940s,

Martha Liebermann

, the German TV movie that chronicles the escape of painter Max Liebermann's widow from Germany Nazi and Italian miniseries

Vincenzo Malinconico

, based on Diego De Silva's bestselling novels.

The selection also includes the international premiere of the Hungarian production

Ida's Novel

, the European premiere of

The Terminal List,

Amazon Prime Video series, starring Chris Pratt, based on the novel of the same name by Jack Carr, and

The Offer,

miniseries by Michael Tolkin for Paramount +, which recounts the gestation and production of the film

The Godfather

by Francis Ford Coppola.

Also up for Golden Nymphs in the fiction category is

The Tourist

, a British miniseries that stars Jamie Dornan as a car crash victim who wakes up in hospital with amnesia,


, the very first drama series from the Faroe Islands, which follows a journalist's investigation into the disappearance of an animal rights activist and environmentalist, and

Made in Oslo

, a Norwegian series featuring a gynecologist ready to do anything to get pregnant .

Two French works in the running in the documentary category

In terms of series, the festival will also screen the world premiere of the first two episodes of Studio Canal's fiction

All These Things We Didn't Say

, based on Marc Levy's bestseller, in the presence

actors and the author of the book.

Among the ten documentaries and reports competing in the documentary and current affairs category, two French works,

China: The Uyghur Tragedy

and the report from

Complément d'Enquête

, "Zelensky: The Clown Become Warlord".

Also worth mentioning is

Lucy and Desi

, the Amazon Prime Video documentary, directed by Amy Poehler, which looks back on the journey of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and how their sitcom

I Love Lucy

revolutionized Hollywood.

Out of competition, the documentary

Souffles de vie

will highlight the issues of the impact of man on a marine environment as fragile as that of the Mediterranean, and on cetaceans in particular.

The stars of all French soap operas

Festival-goers will be able to meet the heroes and heroines of their favorite soap operas.

The stars of

Un Si Grand Soleil


Tomorrow Belongs to Us


Here Everything Begins


Plus Belle la Vie

will take part in signing sessions.

M6 will offer two exclusive events: a

Behind The Scenes

on the secrets of the filming of the show

Beijing Express

and a signing session with the actors

Scènes de Ménages


En Famille


A Behind the Scenes will feature talent from Dick Wolf's hit shows like

Chicago Fire


Law & Order: Revival


Chicago Med


FBI: Wanted


SLA Paris, partner of the festival, will offer a make-up activity for festival-goers.

35 years of “Love, Glory and Beauty”

A first !

The Monte-Carlo Television Festival is setting up a cycle of conferences dedicated to professionals, called "Business Content", which will bring together showrunners, producers and senior industry leaders around themes such as "Soap-operas: A success story on several decades", "Distribution of formats: How to create international success" or "The rise of OTT services and the transition to responsible production".

An unmissable meeting place for stars of the small screen for more than sixty years, it is quite naturally in Monte-Carlo that the talents of

Love, Glory and Beauty

have chosen to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the soap opera.

The Grimaldi Forum will also host a meeting with the stars of Les

Feus de l'amour



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