Monte-Carlo Television Festival struck by Covid-19 cancellation

The event takes place at the Grimaldi Forum, in the principality’s eastern beach quarter of Larvotto

By Nia Daniels 2 Apr 2020

Monte-Carlo Television Festival struck by Covid-19 cancellation

This year’s edition of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and bumped on to the same dates in 2021.

The gathering –  which would have marked the 60th anniversary of the event - was due to have been held from 18-22 June; it will now take place twelve months later at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.

Laurent Puons, CEO of the festival, said: "We have been confronted with an unprecedented situation which is unfortunately currently depriving us all of our freedom for an indefinite period of time.

“It is with great regret that I am obliged to cancel the 2020 edition of our Television Festival in June. We must all take up our responsibilities to protect what is most precious: our health, that of our loved ones and of our festival-goers.

“The safety of the talent and public attending the event is paramount. I would like to thank all the sponsors, studios, networks, streaming platforms, festival-goers and journalists who had renewed their commitment to this year's Festival.

"I'll be delighted to welcome them in Monaco next June."

The event was established in 1961 by Prince Rainier III of Monaco and awards Golden Nymph gongs to the programmes deemed the best in the world by a panel of judges.

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