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Le Temps Presse Festival 2019 - More than 3,000 pupils and students help to choose winners

On Thursday 5 December, Le Temps Presse, the festival supported by the Prince’s Government, took over the Variety Theatre in Monaco. More than 400 school pupils in the Principality voted for their favourite films as members of the jury for the Children’s Prize.

Now in its ninth consecutive year, Le Temps Presse is part of a socially conscious cinema initiative, presenting short films from around the world which tackle issues relating to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations. Thirteen prizes will be awarded this year, including the three to be decided by young people (Children’s, High School Students’ and Students’ prizes) that are supported by Monaco.

Twenty classes – a record! – from six of the Principality’s primary schools selected their favourite short film from among the four in contention for the Children’s Prize. Their votes will be added to those of 3,000 other children on the jury who attend schools in four partner countries of Monaco’s Official Development Assistance.*

For their part, first-year students at the Sciences Po Paris Middle East-Mediterranean Campus in Menton watched the five films shortlisted for the Students’ Prize on Thursday 28 November, before choosing their winner together. As part of a partnership agreement signed in 2014, the Department of International Cooperation and the Campus work together to raise students’ awareness of development issues and the fight against poverty throughout the world.

The festival prizes will be awarded on 25 January 2020 in Paris, at a ceremony to be attended by a number of personalities.

*: Madagascar, Mali, Tunisia and Senegal.

© Direction de la Communication/ Michael Alesi

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