Presentations you can't miss during the Monte Carlo TV Festival

10/06/2021

In addition to the competition and its screening program, the Monte-Carlo Television Festival will offer special conferences from June 19 to 22, 2021, dedicated to professionals in the field. Talks will focus on the challenges of both the big and the small screen, in a constantly changing audiovisual landscape. Let's find out about these not-to-be-missed events.

The cultural barrier
The cultural barrier

Eager to move towards a world without borders and governed by equal opportunities, the world of TV series and cinema is nowadays keen on seeking a better representation of the planet on the screen. By exploring various territories and representing different cultures and minorities, the audiovisual sector is opening up to profound changes in order to offer a vision of humanity in which everyone can relate to. In a conference, this topic will be discussed with Haitian actor Jimmy Jean-Louis, director Rotem Shamir, as well as Chinese artist Yi Zhou.

Saturday, June 19 from 3pm to 4pm
Salon Marigold, Monte-Carlo Bay, Hotel & Resort

The new deal for documentaries
The new deal for documentaries

While VOD streaming services are on the rise, documentaries are also experiencing a resurgence of interest from viewers. Non-scripted content that is as exciting as it is intriguing allow the development of programs capable of competing with fiction. To talk about this new phenomenon, the festival invites director Evgeny Afineevsky, actress Gisella Marengo and producers Rémi Tereszkiewicz and Simon Willgoss for an unprecedented discussion.

Sunday, June 20th from 11am to 12pm
Salon Marigold, Monte-Carlo Bay, Hotel & Resort

Meeting with the 2021 Fiction Jury
Meeting with the 2021 Fiction Jury

In charge of deciding between the series in competition, the Fiction Jury - composed of Arnaud Ducret, Måns Mårlind, Kay Mellor, Moritz Polter, JoeyStarr and Anders Tangen – will meet for a conference centered around the Golden Nymph Awards, the official selection, but also the audiovisual industry in general. During the debate, everyone will reveal their favorites, their questions, as well as their vision of today's cinema and television.

Sunday, June 20th from 3pm to 4pm
Salon Marigold, Monte-Carlo Bay, Hotel & Resort

International co-productions
International co-productions

Now commonplace in the audiovisual landscape, international co-productions have seen their development undermined by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hit hard by the health crisis and facing additional challenges with streaming platforms, stakeholders must find new solutions to cope. In a panel discussion dedicated to these unprecedented impacts on television, the festival will welcome Alessandra de Tommasi, Teresa Fernandez-Valdes, Moritz Polter, Frank Spotnitz and Vance Van Petten to debate the situation.

Monday, June 21st from 3pm to 4pm
Salon Marigold, Monte-Carlo Bay, Hotel & Resort

The future of cinema
The future of cinema

With the explosion of streaming platforms and difficulties related to the Coronavirus epidemic, film distribution has been radically reworked. While gatherings were restricted and theaters were shut down, many big-budget feature films were released directly as video-on-demand. An abrupt change of direction that has shaken the film industry for several months and may well continue to transform it in the future. Faced with this unprecedented pattern, Mathilde Fiquet, Shannon McIntosh and Rémi Tereszkiewicz will meet at a roundtable conference to discuss the future of cinema.

Monday, June 21st from 6pm to 7pm
Salon Marigold, Monte-Carlo Bay, Hotel & Resort

The production of a global phenomenon
The production of a global phenomenon

Invited for a one-on-one discussion, Danish producer Piv Bernth and British producer Gareth Neame will talk about creating successful TV programs. The former has been at the head of the series The Killing and the latter led Downton Abbey for years. Together, these big names will share their experience and reveal the secrets of success in producing fiction.

From 10am to 10.30am
Salon Marigold, Monte-Carlo Bay, Hotel & Resort

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