Tuesday May 31 – Friday June 3
Monaco Streaming Film Festival 2022
Following the successful launch in 2021, an innovative hybrid “Festival-meets-Summit” experience, is back at the Grimaldi Forum to celebrate the streaming industry’s content, makers, creators and talent, providing film and content production industry inside know-how and leveraging streaming technology to power the event.
The second edition of the Monaco Streaming Film Festival will screen 100 films in 3 days. The festival will be screening 20 features films plus 80 short films. Entry to the film screenings is free.
One of the films streamed on Tuesday, May 31 at 19:30 is A Bird Flew In.
‘When the COVID 19 lock down is announced, the entire cast and crew of a feature film are sent home – alone – and became actors without an audience; a production crew without a set; and directors without a script. Couples fell apart, while others came together, and some found themselves simply alone. A feature film composed of seven interlinked narratives, A Bird Flew In follows and examines what happens when we are freed from external distractions and forced to find a meaning in our loves and lives.’
Join us for a screening of A Bird Flew In, followed by a Q&A with one of the film’s stars, Jeff Fahey; director Kirsty Bell; and producers Ben Charles Edwards and Phil McKenzie, hosted by Theo Dumont.
On Wednesday 1 June (Global Day of Parents) festival will open its’ doors to parents and their children to attend an afternoon of children’s animation and films. Free popcorn will be provided.
On Thursday, June 2 at 19:30, a world premiere of episode 7 of Gaslit will be streamed, before it’s release on STARZPLAY on June 5, followed by a Q&A with the show’s creator, Robbie Pickering, hosted by Carlo Fasino. A modern take on the Watergate scandal, Gaslit is the insane but shockingly true story of Arkansan socialite Martha Mitchel, starring Julia Roberts and Sean Penn.
The Festival will also host an array of summits, conferences, keynotes and panel discussions with key individuals in VOD (Video in Demand), production and distribution. Come and listen and learn from these speakers. Take part in Q&A sessions with industry leaders. Discuss the burning issues around the future of AVOD (Ad-based Video-on-Demand), SVOD (Subscription Video on Demand) and TVOD (Transactional Video on Demand). Listen to the leaders of content production, content distribution and the technology driving the sector and help shape the future! The conferences are live in Monaco and online through the virtual platform.
The Streaming Gala Awards recognizing leading contributors to the VOD Streaming world is held at Le Meridien Hotel on Friday June 3.
Thursday, June 2
AN EVENING WITH AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR CLAIRE KILROY
The theme of Claire’s talk will be about rereading Ulysses during the pandemic. A personal insight by the author of her journey through the modernist masterpiece, while under lock-down in Dublin.
The author will also talk briefly about her latest book, Soldier Sailor to be published in May 2023.
Reserve your seat!
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The talk starts at 7pm (duration one hour) at the Princess Grace Irish Library, followed by a cocktail.
The PGIL’s rare first edition of ‘Ulysses’ by James Joyce in 1922 is on display.
Please arrive at least five minutes before 7pm – ideally everyone will be seated so the event can begin on time.
Entrance is 10 Euro. Cash is preferred as there are no bank machine at the library (exact change if possible) or a cheque made out to the ‘Fondation Princesse Grace’.
Masks are no longer required. Of course you are free to wear one.
Friday June 3
A single piano… for two pianists. It is around this red thread that the imagination of the Virtuosos unfolds, between music, magic and humour. Two funny and endearing characters, ready to do anything to emerge victorious from an explosive recital. Les Virtuoses is a one-of-a-kind show, mixing the worlds of classical music, magic and comedy à la Chaplin. A show without words, which expresses a visual and musical poetry where the marvelous rubs shoulders with the spectacular. With four expert and mischievous hands, Les Virtuoses unleash the classic with a delicious extravagance, have fun with Vivaldi, Mozart and many others… Musicians, actors, magicians, Les irresistible Virtuoses take up the crazy challenge of reconciling fantasy and the serious, to offer great music to all of the audience in a dreamlike and universal celebration. A musical show by Mathias and Julien Cadez.
At Grimaldi Forum, Salle Prince Pierre at 20:30 on Friday June 3.
Friday 3, Saturday 4 & Sunday 5
Revisiting this classic of the Romantic repertoire, Jean-Christophe Maillot gives us, with an original musical score, a reflection on the search for the ideal partner in a technologically advanced society. Is it still the flesh and blood being with which we are familiar or a different being, making us question our allegiance to the human race? At the Grimaldi Forum – Salle des Princes, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 19:30.
Looking forward to
Circus-Dance – Show in support of Ukraine
Friday, June 10 at 20:00
Show in support of Ukraine at Grimaldi Forum
Seven talented Circassian artists recount their attachment to Ukraine, their country of origin, in an exceptional show combining art of movement, theatre, classical and contemporary dance.
Open your eyes, hold your breath and let your imagination fly! On a ground-covered stage, between light and shadow, seven Ukrainian acrobats push the limits of the human body and take you on the traces of their personal stories, between love, freedom and tradition. Drawing on the roots of the performers, the musical universe of the production is a subtle alliance of Tatar, Moldovan and Ukrainian folk sounds.
Directed and choreographed by Bence Vagi, founder and artistic director since 2012, of the Hungarian contemporary circus company Recirquel, My Land has been a phenomenal success since its premiere in 2018 at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh. Played for more than 200 times across Europe, this show takes on a special dimension with the news of the war in Ukraine.
All proceeds from this performance will be donated by the Grimaldi Forum Monaco to the Monegasque Red Cross for Ukraine.
Discover a documentary about the show and the troupe of My Land : here
FEATURED IMAGE: Julia Roberts and Sean Penn in Gaslit