[caption id="attachment_27194" align="alignnone" width="640"] Marc Obéron, Producer of the Festival, and Isabelle Rosabrunetto, Director-General of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, two students of Collège Charles III and other members of the Jury for the Children's Prize. Photo: DCI[/caption]
The Prince's Government has awarded two prizes in the seventh edition of the Short Film Festival, Le Temps Presse, on the topic of Sustainable Development Goals.
The ceremony took place on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at the City Hall of Paris, in the presence of many leading figures from culture and sport.
As the partner of the Le Temps Presse (“Time is Running Out”) from its first edition, the Prince's Government aims to raise awareness among young people of major global issues.
The Children's Prize was awarded according to the votes of 3,000 students in Monaco, France and in the countries in which the Monegasque Cooperation is involved in aid programmes.
The winner was the animated film "The Present" by Jacob Frey, on the theme of disability, which has sparked huge enthusiasm among young audiences. The trophy was presented by Isabelle Rosabrunetto, Director-General of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, in the presence of several members of the jury, including two students from Charles III College.
The Student Award, created by the Directorate of International Cooperation, was awarded to the short film "Kapitalistis" by Pablo Munoz-Gomez, which, with humour, deals with the nonsense of our consumer society. The jury for this prize was made up of students from Sciences Po Paris, Menton Campus, (a partner of the Prince's Government) and other institutions of higher education in France.
Finally, the Women's Prize, which has been decided by the Princess Stephanie jury for several years, was awarded to director Viktor Miletic for his film "Bouge pas" (Don’t Move) on the hot topic of harassment.
The Prince Albert II Foundation also participated in the Festival as a jury member for the Rivers and Oceans Award.
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Prince Albert and Princess Charlene have begun their 3-day visit to Ouagadougou, with a view to strengthen cooperation between both countries.
Arriving on Wednesday evening, the Princely couple was received Thursday morning at the Kosyam Presidential Palace by Burkinao Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré with his wife Sika.
The reception was followed by a meeting of the two heads of state.
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The official program Thursday included two bilateral commission meetings co-chaired by Gilles Tonelli, Monaco’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, and HE Alpha Barry, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Cooperation.
[caption id="attachment_27199" align="alignnone" width="960"] Gilles Tonelli, Minister for Foerign Affairs and Cooperation, and HE Alpha Barry, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Cooperation. Photo: Facebook Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, de la Coopération et des Burkinabè[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_27350" align="alignnone" width="640"] With Prince Albert Gilles Tonelli, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Colonel Tony Varo, Head of the Monaco Fire Brigade Corps, Seydou Diakité, Honorary Consul of Monaco in Burkina Faso, Alpha Barry, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Simeon Sawadogo, Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralisation, Colonel Ernest Kisbedo, Commander of the National Brigade Firefighters and Colonel Abel Zongo, Director of the Higher Institute of Civil Protection Studies. Photo: Manuel Vitali/DC[/caption]
On Thursday afternoon, Prince Albert visited the National Fire Brigade (BNSP) in Ouagadougou.
Friday, the Prince is scheduled to visit the rural commune of Loumbila, northeast of Ouagadougou, to inaugurate the Aquatic Rescue and Training Centre, which has been funded by the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation and the Monaco Red Cross, before making a final stop at a corn mill in Kossodo.
At the end of his trip to Burkina Faso, Prince Albert will sign a bilateral agreement between the two countries, the result of Thursday’s commission meetings.
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Four Polish nationals were arrested in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin in the early hours of Saturday, January 13, on suspicion of attempted burglary, local French-language daily Monaco-Matin reports.
A wary neighbour had reported suspicious figures in a neighbouring villa and when police arrived they found three suspects inside the property with a variety of house-breaking tools, including hoods, gloves, a crowbar and an imitation firearm, while a fourth suspect was arrested while waiting in a getaway car.
The car, a Skoda, had been rented in Poland and equipped with false registration plates. The authorities believe that they have nabbed a professional gang that may have struck on previous occasions along the coast.
Wednesday 22 November, 3 pm, Rainier III Auditorium
Jeune Public concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Philippe Béran with Diana Fontannaz as narrator on the theme “Music, step by step”. The programme features Sylvain Griotto and Benjamin Britten
Information: +377 98 06 28 28
Tuesday 7 November, 8 pm to 10 pm, Saint-Charles Church – Parish Hall
Talk on “What form should Europe take post-Brexit?” by Father Pierre de Charentenay, Editor-in-Chief of the journal Etudes
Information: 06 80 86 21 93