There are three (3) rounds in the judging process.

The two (2) first rounds (regional & global) are undertaken by Preselection Committee members, each spring. The Preselection Committee, composed by industry professionals, has the duty to select between five (5) and ten (10) nominees in each category.

For the Fiction categories (TV Series & Long Fiction Program) the Preselection Committee is also in charge of selecting the actors and actresses for outstanding performances. Nominees are chosen amongst the actors and actresses registered during the submission of their corresponding program (their nomination is not automatic).

The final round of judging takes place onsite during the Monte-Carlo Television Festival, where 2 Official Juries (Fiction & News), composed of renown talent & industry leaders decide the winners in each category.

Preselection Committee Members


Mathieu Béjot

Media Consultant, France

Graham Benson

International Media Consultant - PACT, United Kingdom

Cédric Biscay

Producer & Consultant - Shibuya Productions, Monaco

Simon Button

Journalist, United Kingdom

Anna Carugati

Editorial Director - World Screen, USA

Chee Kong Cheah

Founder & Chief Storyteller - A Plethora of Pinatas, Singapore

Steve Clarke

Editor - Royal Television Society Magazine, United Kingdom

Martin Cuff

Film Commissioner & Producer, South Africa

Matt Deaner

Executive Director - SPAA, Australia

Alessandra De Tommasi

Journalist, Italy

Remo Girone

Actor, Italy

Klaus Hansen

CEO - Danish Producers’ Association, Denmark

Leif Holst Jensen

Dean of Faculty Film, TV and Games - Westerdals Oslo ACT, Norway

Espen Huseby

CEO - Nordic World, Norway

Michael Idato

Journalist, Australia

Elena Lai

Secretary General - CEPI, Belgium

Michel Merkt

Producer - KNM, Switzerland

Hélène Messier

CEO - AQPM, Canada

Michelle Navadic

Acquisition Consultant, France

Donal O’Donoghue

Journalist - RTÉ Guide, Ireland

Holger Potye

Entertainment Editor - Red Bull Media House, Austria

Scott Roxborough

European Editor - The Hollywood Reporter, Germany

Chiara Sbarigia

General Secretary - APT, Italy

Luigi Scaglione

Director & Photographer - Oltrecielo, Italy

Junko Takao

Producer - Telecom Staff Inc., Japan

Michel Vandewalle

Managing Director - Atlas International Film, Germany

Vance Van Petten

National Executive Director - PGA, USA

Katerina Weissova

Managing Director - APA, Czech Republic

Nick Witkowski

Independent Producer, United Kingdom

Kostadin Yanev

Co-Founder - Shibuya Productions, Bulgaria

Neil Zieger

Producer - Nevision, United Kingdom


Anne De Boismilon

Independent Documentaries Producer, France

Pedro Gonzalez Martin

International Advisor - Kalma TV, Spain

Christopher Andrew Tilley

Media Consultant, United Kingdom

About Us

Originally created by Prince Rainier III of Monaco, and now under the Honorary Presidency of Prince Albert II of Monaco, The Monte-Carlo Television Festival has, for more than half a century, presented the very best of television from around the world.

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