The annual event was created in 1961 by Prince Rainier III of Monaco, to "...encourage a new art form, in the service of peace and understanding between men..."
In 2002, the Festival was reorganized to include additional categories in the television industry.
Top prize in the Fest is a gold copy statuette of the "Salmacis" Nymph by Monegasque sculptor, François Joseph Bosio, commonly known as a 'Golden Nymph'.
"Ten television sets are sold around the world every second," said Laurent Puons, Vice President of the 52nd Festival."This figure doesn’t include mobile telephones, tablets or all the other devices that enable us to watch our favourite series, films and programmes, keeping us in touch with what’s going on in the world through news broadcasts. The 52nd Monte-Carlo Television Festival will be orientated around this notion.
"I can promise you five days of dreams coming true, special events, parties, screenings, unforgettable memories, passion and a few delightful surprises."
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