World’s first Streaming Film Festival to debut on Saturday

The inaugural edition of the Monaco Streaming Film Festival (MCSFF), in conjunction with major Hollywood streaming studios, Reg Grundy Media, The Princess Grace Foundation and GEMA Foundation, will take place from 3rd to 6th July at the Grimaldi Forum, preceding the Cannes Film Festival.
The first of its kind, MCSFF will take its premier steps on the red carpet and stream everything on its agenda worldwide. With Netflix Founding VP Mitch Lowe onboard as festival co-founder, this innovative hybrid “festival-meets-summit” experience celebrates the streaming industry’s content, makers, creators and talent, and leverages streaming technology to power the festival.
The festival will encompass a four-day conference showcasing the latest news and insights from the thought leaders of the streaming industry. For a full schedule visit the website here.
Featured films:
Saturday 3rd July 18:00
Seduced – Inside The NXIVM Cult
Seduced is an intimate, harrowing first-person account of India Oxenberg’s journey through the self-help group turned destructive sex cult NXIVM. India is joined by a group of courageous women who had varying degrees of involvement in NXIVM. Along with India, they form a chorus of voices whose experiences add context and perspective to how intelligent, educated people can unknowingly end up in a cult.
Saturday 3rd July 20:00
To Catch A Thief
To Catch a Thief is a 1955 American romantic thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The film stars Cary Grant as a retired cat burglar who has to save his reformed reputation by catching an impostor preying on the wealthy tourists of the French Riviera. Grace Kelly stars opposite him as his romantic interest in her final film with Hitchcock.
Sunday 4th July 10:00
Togetherband Voices
Togetherband Voices is a series of short documentary films made in support of the United Nations’ global goals. The films follow ordinary people doing extraordinary work to address some of the most critical issues of our time. These inspiring portraits showcase people all over the world doing what they can to create a more just, more sustainable and more beautiful future for us all.
Sunday 4th July 12:00
David LaChappelle’s Off Hiatus
Off Hiatus is self-expression through fashion and style. The unscripted short exudes the humour of British global phenomenon Absolutely Fabulous with the makings of a cult sensation Spinal Tap for Fashion. The short follows fashion designer Kai Milla as she and her community of creative mavens give exclusive access to what really happens behind the scenes of fashion through storytelling and impromptu dialogue.
Sunday 4 July 17:15
Temptation by Civilization
Temptation by Civilization is inspired by interviews with Chilean philosopher, scientist, and humanist Darío Salas Sommer, and supervised, supported and funded by the Antropov Foundation. Temptation by Civilization is a reflection of the nature of the conflict between modern man and civilization. Is it possible to build a society based on moral principles, or is it a utopia? How can people of today understand themselves, find their own path in life, and become aware of their own measure of responsibility for the whole world? Can they grasp the meaning of their lives and find the answer to the ultimate question: “What was I born for?”
Monday 5th July 20:00
Michael Flatley’s Blackbird (Premiere)
Blackbird is a 2018 spy film directed by, produced, and written by and starring dancer Michael Flatley. The secret agent Blackbird retires from service and opens a luxurious nightclub in the Caribbean to escape the dark shadows of the past. An old flame reignites love in his life but brings danger with her.
Tuesday 6 July 19:00
Saint Frances
Saint Frances is a 2019 film, directed by Alex Thompson. Nominated for the 2021 John Cassavetes Award, the film manages to move from sad to funny, spiky to tender with such ease that your investment in the characters is absolute. The double act to treasure is a 34-year-old misfit Bridget and the six-year-old Frances of the title that she’s minding until school starts, but everyone has their moment here in a story all about the messiness of life.