About the Festival
46th International Television Festival
Prague June 13 – 17, 2009
"The Music you enjoy"
Since its inception in 1964 the International Television Festival Golden Prague, organised by Czech Television, has become the world's most important television festival dedicated to music and dance on television. It ranks among the oldest and most renowned events of its kind: among television festivals, only Prix Italia (founded in 1949), Monte Carlo and Montreux festivals (both founded in 1961) can boast a longer tradition.
Today the ITF Golden Prague is a unique and prestigious showcase of TV production, presenting the world's best music and dance programmes of all musical genres. It has become a place of inspiring meetings for programme-makers, producers, experts and the general public, a place where you can discover, compare and see in competition the best of what has been produced in the field of music and dance programmes. The festival is open to high-quality programmes of all musical genres, i.e. not only classical music, but also rock, pop and world music. The festival's popularity is ever-increasing.
You are cordially invited to join us at the 46th International Television Festival Golden Prague. A unique and internationally renown celebration of programs and films specifically related to music and dance.
This year Golden Prague takes place at an interesting time in Czech and European history. The festival will commence just as the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union will be ending. 2009 also marks the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall which not only changed the lives of millions but also had a clear influence and impact on culture and media. We believe that the effects of these changes will be a major theme for the many discussion and interviews which will take place during the festival.
Golden Prague offers us all a tremendous opportunity to present to each other the best of our programs as well as exchange experience and opinions regarding the continued existence and production of high quality music and dance programs for the screen.
We look forward to meeting you during our five-day feast of music and dance programming for television.
As ever, the ITF Golden Prague offers you:
- Prestigious international competition
- Video Library
- Premiere Screenings
- Social events
- Workshops and discussions
- Evenings with television stations
- Meetings with outstanding international producers and artists
- The potential to present your own work to an international audience
- A one-stop overview of the latest in world music and dance programming
- A forum to share ideas and knowledge
- Useful contacts
- A friendly and creative atmosphere, among people who are interested in quality music and dance programmes
- A beautiful environment in the historical centre of Prague
- and much more…
Visit this year's ITF Golden Prague – a festival you'll enjoy is awaiting you.