Monte-Carlo Television Festival: Complete 2025 Guide

    This is a complete insider’s guide to Monaco’s 2025 Monte-Carlo Television Festival, written by a Monaco resident, including the location, ticketing, insider information, and showtimes.

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    The red carpet in the Monte Carlo Television Festival

    HSH Prince Ranier III of Monaco founded the Monte-Carlo Television Festival in 1961, and it is now under the Honorary Presidency of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco.

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    HSH Prince Rainier III sees the TV as “a new art form, in the service of peace and understanding between people”. It deems it as an extraordinary means to unite cultures and enhance knowledge.

    Celebrities, producers, directors, writers and heads of studios, networks and digital platforms gather in June every year to attend series launches, premiere screenings, conferences, press activities, public events, VIP meetings and signing sessions.

    Official Ceremonies, special screenings, and premieres are all open to the public. For the entire week of the Festival, signing sessions will be organized with your favorite actors.

    You can also attend “Behind the Scenes” panel discussions with the celebrities from your favorite TV series. Panelists will share unique insights with the audience, who will have the opportunity to ask select questions about the making of a series, production techniques and special effects, plus the latest buzz from behind the scenes. Each day of the festival, a DJ will offer a two-hour set, from 5pm to 7pm for fans. 

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    the prince with jessica alba and gabrielle union

    The festival includes:

    • Official opening ceremonies
    • Special screenings
    • Premieres at the Grimaldi Forum
    • Fan sign sessions of actors and actresses
    • Behind the scenes panel discussions
    • Fan Zone, a shady space dedicated to the public

    The #OMG Card

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    chad michael murray at the monte carlo film festival

    Buy a #OMG Card for €49 to get a number of privileges, such as faster lanes, booking priority, meet and greet, access to signing sessions, Behind the Scenes, Fan Zone and public screenings. Here are some of the exclusive benefits #OMG Card-holders get:

    • Fast-lane priority access to attend signing sessions
    • Access to a reserved space during public screenings and ceremonies
    • Private meetings between fans and VIP’s
    • Access to e-ticket downloads for all Festival public events 48h prior to the opening of online ticketing
    • The opportunity to attend to one of the official parties
    • A special gift

    The Golden Nymph Awards

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    The festival’s nymph award recognizes the very best TV programs and actors around the world. The nominees include more than 60 television programs from more than 30 countries. It has 2 categories: Fiction and News. Each winner in the categories will receive the Golden Nymph statuettes. The judges are leading individuals from the industry. The opening ceremony will present the judges for the Golden Nymph Awards.

    Videos of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival

    Event Details for the 2025 Monte-Carlo Television Festival

    Event Type: Festival and Awards

    Frequency: Annual

    Date: 2025 dates are yet to be announced (likely May 2025)

    Phone: +37793104060; +37793507014

    Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube

    App: The TV Festival App is available on the App Store and on the Google Play Store.

    Cost: The Festival offers free entry; register here. Or you can buy a #OMG Card for €49 to get a number of extra privileges. VIP passes cost roughly €700.

    Program: Schedule of events

    Website: Official website

    Location: The Grimaldi Forum, a seaside conference center in the center of Monaco.

    Transportation: View our Monaco transportation guide for more info and transit booking details.

    Similar Events: For more festivals, check out our complete Monaco & the French Riviera events calendar.

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