The 60th anniversary of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival is officially postponed to June 2021. The Festival will not take place this year due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

 

The Monte-Carlo Television Festival cancelled its 2020 edition and postponed its 60th anniversary to 2021 due to the COVID-19 crisis. “The global health crisis and the COVID-19 epidemic are too important to take any chances,” said the press release issued on Thursday morning. The decision has been taken following the recommendations of Monaco’s authorities.

 

“An unprecedented situation depriving us all of our freedom”

Laurent Puons, CEO of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival, commented, “We have been confronted with an unprecedented situation which is unfortunately currently depriving us all of our freedom for an indefinite period of time. It is with great regret that I am obliged to cancel the 2020 edition of our Television Festival in June. We must all take up our responsibilities to protect what is most precious: our health, that of our loved ones and of our festival-goers. The safety of the talent and public attending the event is paramount. I would like to thank all the sponsors, studios, networks, streaming platforms, festival-goers and journalists who had renewed their commitment to this year’s Festival. I’ll be delighted to welcome them in Monaco next June.

He added, “I also would like to applaud my team who have worked tirelessly to get the event to its current stage of organisation. I look forward to next year, when we can celebrate with peace of mind together this 60th Anniversary, which, as in previous years, will again reach new heights.

 

Next edition scheduled for 18-21 June 2021

While this year’s 60th edition of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival is unfortunately cancelled, the good news is that it is rescheduled in 2021 from the 18th to 22nd June at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.