Edition 2008


A flattering result, a great participation on a national and international scale, an excellent quality of the works in competition and meaningful perspectives for the future. These are the elements that have characterized “Sport Movies & Tv 2008 – 26th Milano International FICTS Festival”, the most important International Festival dedicated to sports television and movies World-wide Final of the “World FICTS Challenge 2008” (articulated in 12 seats that take place in the 5 Continents). The event (October 31st – November 5th) is been divided, at the presence of 120 producers and 72 directors, in 190 hours, for 6 days in 7 points of projection at the same time (with the maxi screen in Piazza Duomo and in all the tube stations of the city). 180 have been the “selected” works choose among 980 send by 130 houses of production coming from 44 Nations that have for object 50 sports disciplines, 11 Meetings, 3 Workshop, 2 Exhibitions, 4 connected Events, 4 Press conferences and 30 Awards. The Countries associated to the FICTS (Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs, organism recognized by the IOC – International Olympic Committee) are 102. The Festival (Directed by Prof. Franco Ascani FICTS President), to free entrance, has recorded in the past editions, a participation of 200.000 spectators.



“In the name of the Organizing Committee of “Sport Movies & Tv 2008 – 26th Milano International FICTS Festival” I wish to express the warmest thanks to those who have shown interest in the initiative, to the people working in the world of sport, cinema, television and communication. Thank you because all together we have reached the aim of promoting sport culture and its values. The edition 2008 that has been concluded with the “Awards Ceremony” in the prestigious location of Palazzo Marino at the Alessi Hall crowded in every order of places, has confirmed the increasing success of the event that close the “World FICTS Challenge 2008” realized, with profitable collaboration and engagement from the FICTS representatives in 12 Seat in the 5 Continents. With the rightful thanks and with the congratulations for the excellent qualities of the products participants, I give appointment to you for the next edition from October 30th to November 4th 2009”.



The complete list of the winners of “Sport Movies & Tv 2008” with the “Guirlande d’Honneur” the “Mention d’Honneur” and the “Special Awards” is available on the official FICTS web site at this link: http://sportmoviestv.net/articolo.asp?l=0&id=3657. The “Guirlande d’Honneur” are been delivered to…continue.



To “Sport Movies & Tv 2008” (dedicated to the memory of Paul Newman) were present and awarded prestigious guests of sports, cinema and television world. Nerio Alessandri President of “Technogym”, Ercole Baldini former cycling champion, Nino Benvenuti former champion of boxing, Irene Camber  the first Olympic gold medal in fencing, Tania Cagnotto, the first Italian woman who has ever won world-wide medal in dives to Melbourne, Riccardo Cassin “mythical” mountaineer, Franco Chimenti President of Golf Italian Federation, Ottavio Cinquanta IOC Member and President of International Skating Union, Sandro Damilano Coach of the Italian National team of walk “gold medal” to Beijing 2008, Alessia Filippi silver in swimming 800m crawl, Dick Fosbury gold Olympic medal to “Mexico 1968, inventor of the “Fosbury Flop” technique, Feng Gao V. President of CCTV (Central China Television), Gianni Gola President Conseil International Sport Militaire (CISM), Margherita Granbassi bronze in individual fencing, Edoardo Mangiarotti the most “awarded”, Valeria Marini Italian showgirl, actress protagonist of television shows, movies, spot, the stylist Ottavio Missoni finalist in the contest of 400h to the “Olympic Games London ‘48”, Renato Molinari 18 times champions of motor boating, the Master Ennio Morricone awards “to the career”, Raffaele Pagnozzi General Secretary of COE, Antonio Rossi Olympic champion and “standard-bearer” to the “Olympic Games 2008”, Sara Simeoni Olympic and European champion of high jump, Alex Zanardi car racer pilot.



“Sport Movies & Tv 2008” has enriched its programme of appointments with 14 events (8 meetings, 3 workshops, 2 presentations of editorial initiatives and 2 press conferences) in the Hall Parlamentino at Palazzo Giureconsulti (Piazza Mercanti 2 – Milano). There were present…continue.



The FICTS Executive Committee has expressed an unanimous thanks to the national and international web site which has promoted the “Sport Movies & Tv 2008 – 26th Milano International FICTS Festival”. In fact 71 million were been the web pages that have told about the event on the most known search site in the world “Google”. Among the thousand sites that have brought back the news of the Festival: “IOC – International Olympic Committee”, “Beijing 2008” official web site of next “Olympic Games”, “AIPS – International Press Sport Association”, Panathlon International, “Yahoo Sport”, “Telegraf On Line Constanta” (Romania), “Iranian Journal”, “Indian Tv on-line”, “Technogym.com” site of the company official supplying for “Olympic Games Beijing 2008”, “Cdnfilm.com” (China), “Youtube” the most famous video sharing website, “Sporteconomy” the Italian Politic and Economic web site, “Gazzetta.it” on-line version of the daily Italian newspaper…continue.



All the Pictures of the “Sport Movies & Tv 2008 – 26th Milano International FICTS Festival”, (that has take place from October 31st to November 5th at Palazzo Giureconsulti in Milan) branched for each event, are available on www.sportmoviestv.com/photogallery.asp – Choose the gallery ”Sport Movies & Tv 2008” where you can download and the pictures. The Official Catalogue (104 pages) with published synopsises, pictures, timetables and day of projection is on-line on http://sportmoviestv.net/catalogo2008/Catalogo%202008.pdf. The Trailer of the video at link http://sportmoviestv.net/video/index.asp?l=0. The Press Folder is available at the following link:



“Sport Movies & Tv 2008 – 26th Milano International Ficts Festival” will be held under the “High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic” with the Patronage of the IOC – Information Management Department, Ministry of Beni Culturali, Comunicazioni ed Esteri. In collaborazion with Regione Lombardia, Provincia di Milano, Comune di Milano, Consiglio Comunale di Milano, Consiglio Regionale Lombardia, Camera di Commercio di Milano, Prefettura di Milano, Fondazione Fiera Milano, Commissione Europea, Esercito, Assolombarda, Unione Commercio e Turismo, AIPS, CONI (Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano), Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Cattolica e IULM, AMOVA, Panathlon. Media Partner: Sport Business, Gazzetta dello Sport, Datasport, ATM, Mondo, Mivar, On the Road, Outside. Partners: Panini, Federazione Italiana Golf (FIG), Mivar, Milano Ristorazione, Red Carpet. Sponsor: Lambretta, the scooter born on 1947 and FICTS Partner, has put in exhibition the “Lambretta” of Giorgio Gaber Italian artist and singer and the new scooter “Pato” launched by “Motom Italia” directed by Dr Giovanni Cottone and lawyer Nicola Gurrado, that have reintroduced the historical brand.



On the occasion of “Sport Movies & Tv 2008” have taken place two Exhibitions that have registered a great crowd of passionate. “Lo sport nelle figurine Panini” proposed by the historical company “Panini” with the offical presentation during the Press Conference of the new collection ““Football Real Action cards 08-09” and “Lo sport e la dolce vita” cured by Didi Gnocchi…continue.



The temporary calendar (the official will be fixed, by the FICTS Executive Committee) of the “World FICTS Challenge 2009” (WFC), the International Circuit which finishes with the World Final of “Sport Movies & Tv” in Milan, has been approved by the Board of Trustees. The seats of the “WFC” are the following ones: Mombay (India); Kazan (Russia); Liberec (Czech Republic); Gydnia (Poland); Kransgorsk/Moscow (Russia); Hanoi (Vietnam); Tashkent (Uzbekistan); Tehran (Iran); Kampala (Uganda); Lipetsk (Russia); Philadelphia (Usa). The World-wide final of “Sport Movies & Tv 2009” will take place in Milano (Italy) from October 30th to November 4th 2009.