Monte-Carlo Television Festival

Under the Honorary Presidency of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Monte-Carlo Television Festival is held every year in June in the Principality of Monaco at the Grimaldi Forum.

Monte-Carlo Television Festival
LocationGrimaldi Forum, Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Founded byPrince Rainier III
AwardsGolden Nymph
Festival date5 days

The Opening Ceremony inaugurates each new edition, introducing the jury members overseeing every project in competition. This evening also features a preview screening of a television program.

Open to the public, the Festival also offers opportunities to meet international stars, attend TV series “Behind the Scenes” conferences, public screenings and autograph signing sessions.

The Golden Nymph Awards Ceremony, reveals the winners of the best in TV programming from around the world in front of an audience of more than a thousand guests.


By creating the Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo in 1961, Prince Rainier III of Monaco, wished to "encourage a new art form, in the service of peace and understanding between men." Monaco's international status ideally suited the Prince's ambition: to recognize television as an exceptional means of bringing cultures together and enhancing their respective knowledge.

This project immediately generated worldwide interest and over the years, many distinguished celebrities have sat on the successive juries, bringing international recognition to the best of television programming.

H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco has been the Honorary President of the Festival since 1988.

The best of worldwide television programming has been rewarded with Golden Nymph statuettes, copies of the "Salmacis" Nymph by the Monegasque sculptor François Joseph Bosio (1768–1845), the original of which is on show at the Louvre Museum in Paris.

The Golden Nymph Awards

The Golden Nymph Awards are among the most prestigious prizes in international television, rewarding the best TV programs and actors.

Over the course of the Festival, an international jury of leading actors and industry professionals attend screenings of all the programs in competition.

The Golden Nymph statuettes are copies of the Nymph Salmacis, the original of which can still be seen at the Louvre in Paris. The original was created by the Monégasque artist François-Joseph Bosio, who was chief court sculptor to Louis XVIII.

Categories & Awards


The Fiction category is composed of TV series, films and mini series.

6 Golden Nymph awards are bestowed:

  • Best Film
  • Best Series
  • Best Creation
  • Best Actress
  • Best Actor
  • Jury Special Prize (the very favourite programme of the Jury)


The News category refers to programs that cover international, national, regional and local news or current affairs events.

4 Golden Nymph awards are bestowed:

  • Best News Coverage
  • Best News Documentary
  • Best Documentary Film
  • Jury Special Prize (the very favourite programme of the Jury)

Prince Rainier III Special Prize

This Special Prize was created by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco. The prize is given to a programme selected by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.This prize is awarded to the best documentary dealing with environmental issues.

A prize of €10,000 is awarded to the laureate.

In partnership with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

Special Prizes

A selection of special prizes awarded by partner organizations. The winners are selected among all the entries made to our Golden Nymph Awards.

  • The Press Prize of the ICRC
  • Prize of the Monaco Red Cross
  • The AMADE Prize
  • The SIGNIS Prize: The Silver Dove

See also


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