28 October - 2 November 2010
FICTS: FEDERATION OF SPORT TELEVISION AND OF THE IMAGES ON THE SCREEN. 113 MEMBERS COUNTRIES, RECOGNIZED BY IOC.

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FICTS Festival

“BCN SPORTS FILM - BARCELONA INTERNATIONAL FICTS FESTIVAL”: SPAIN, 5 - 9 MAY 2015

Barcelona (Spain) will be the seat - from 5th to 9th May 2015 - of the six edition of “BCN Sports Film 2015 - Barcelona International FICTS Festival” organized – in the framework of the “World FICTS Challenge” Worldwide Championship of Cinema, Sport and Television - by the Fundacio Olympic Barcelona in collaboration with Nikita Distribution, sponsored by El Corte Inglés and with support of FICTS - Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs.


The Festival will be held in prestigious venues. The Auditorium of “Museu Olímpic i de l’Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch” located at the heart of the Parc de Montjuïca (few minutes from Plaça d’Espanya) will hosted the “Opening Ceremony” (May 5) where will be attend Maite Fandos Deputy Mayor for Quality of Life, Equality and Sport and President of Barcelona Olympic Foundation and the “Awarding Ceremony” (May 9) at the presence of the FICTS’ President Prof. Franco Ascani.

The Corte Inglés, one of the Festival’s leading patrons, will be the seat of screening a series of especially selected competing films at the Sala Àmbit Cultural. Torre Barrina is a centre for audiovisual resources, laboratory for audiovisual projects and Hospitalet Municipal Centre for Multimedia Creation. The other venue is the “French Institute”, located close to the centre of Barcelona, is now part of the architectural patrimony of the city. Amongst the amenities are a multimedia library, an art gallery and an auditorium with seating for 330.

The Sala d’exposicions temporal of Museu Olímpic i de l’Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch (directed by Dr Juli Pernas Lopez) will host the Exhibition “Summits of my life”, a window on the world of Kilian Jornet six-time winner of the “Skyrunner World Series”, three-time champion of the grueling Ultra-Trial du Montblanc and several times winner of the World Mountain-Skiing Championships.

The Auditorium of Museu Olímpic i de l’Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch will be the seat – on May 7th (at 7.15 p.m.) – of the celebration of the 21st anniversary of “Teledeporte”, the sports programme of TVE Televisión Española (the national state-owned public-service television broadcaster in Spain) that saw the light of day in 1994 broadcasting the Lillehammer Olympics. Following the commemorative event for the first century of the Catalan Athletics Federation with a special session with some of the best shorts from the official section in which athletics will be the unrivalled king of the track.

The Organizing Committee has received more than 400 videos coming from 40 Countries among which: Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Ireland, Island, Italia, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, Thailand, U.K., USA. The Jury, composed by Albert Font (President of the Àreadaptada Association), João Garção Borges (producer, scriptwriter, critic and cinema and television programmer), Ferran Martinez (former Olympic basketball player and V. President of Barcelona Panathlon International), Bibiana Schönhöfer (artistic director of MÈDIT, the Menorcan Festival of Mediterranean Cinema”) and M. Encarnació Soler (President of Cinema-Rescat), will choose the winners of the “6th BCN Sports Film - Barcelona International FICTS Festival” that will compete in the “Worldwide Final of World FICTS Challenge 2015” in Kazan (Rep. of Tatarstan – Russia, 5 – 10 August) and in “Exsport Movies & Tv 2015” in Milano (Italy, 27 – 31 October).

 

FICTS BRINGS IN MILANO FOR EXPO 2015 THE WORLD OF CINEMA AND SPORT TV

FICTS - Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs (presided by Prof. Franco Ascani and recognized by the International Olympic Committee) that promotes the sports values through the images in 113 Countries will transform Milano – from October 27th to 31st during the Universal Exhibition EXPO 2015 - in “World Capital” of Television, Cinema, Communication and Sport Culture with “EXSPORT MOVIES & TV 2015 - 33rd MILANO INTERNATIONAL FICTS FEST” organized in the framework of the International Circuit “World FICTS Challenge 2015” articulated into 16 Festivals that carried out in the 5 Continents.

Among the prestigious venues that will host the event: the seventeenth-century Palazzo Cusani (Via Brera, 15 – Milano) will be the “Core business” with 150 Projections, 4 Meetings, 2 Workshops, 4 Exhibitions, 5 Side Events, 30 Awards of international guests while the Palazzo della Regione Lombardia will host the “Award Ceremony” (November 1st). For visitors of EXPO 2015 will be the opportunity to learn about Palazzo Cusani result of three centuries of history. The location is situated in front of the Art Gallery which includes the National Library Braidense, the Academy of Fine Arts. “Palazzo Cusani” is the representative office of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) in Milano and of the Lombardy Military Command Army led by General Antonio Pennino. The halls that will host the event are rich in works of art and furniture coming from “Palazzo Reale” of Milano and from “Cà Morosini” of Venice.

The Festival, which will be also held in the range of “EXSPORT: Sport, Culture, Tourism for all” a “platform” of cultural, educational and sport International viewpoint for EXPO 2015, will become a meeting place of choice for 5000/6000 operators and industry experts from all around the world including authors, media, international Networks (including representatives of the 1.172 television sports channels of 5 Continents), radio, houses of production, major, producers, directors, Olympic Committees and Sports Federations, advertising and communication agencies , that will show the whole universe of cinema and sport television through spot, reportages, fiction, cartoon, etc. in the 7 competitive Sections. “Exsport Movies & Tv” determines a strong media, tourism and economic impact in the region and it’s a significant “worldwide showcase” for the production of the 113 Countries that will compete for the award of the “Oscar of Cinema and sport tv”, the “Guirlande d'Honneur” which will be assigned to the winners productions and to Olympic and worldwide sports champions.

The productions that will arrive to the Organizing Committee of the Festival will participate in two Festivals: “Exsport Movies & Tv 2015” in Milano (Italy) and to the “Worldwide Final of World FICTS Challenge 2015” in Kazan (Russia).

The Official Rules is available on www.fictsfederation.it/rules_spmtv2015.pdf. The “Entry form” is available on http://fictsfederation.it/entry_form.doc.

The submission can be paid directly on www.sportmoviestv.com/festival/.

 

PROF. FRANCO ASCANI AT THE FESTIVITIES OF THE OLYMPIC COMMITTEE'S 100 YEARS IN LAUSANNE

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) celebrated 100 years since it moved to Lausanne on April 10, 1915.

Lausanne, 10 april. From left Prof. Franco Ascani, Dr Carola Mangiarotti
and Dr Thomas Bach President of International Olympic Committee

Twenty-five future sports’ Managers of the Master University in “Sports Management, Marketing and Society” of the University of Milano-Bicocca coordinated by FICTS President Prof. Franco Ascani, Member of the IOC Commission for Culture and Olympic Education took part in a study day at new Olympic Museum in Lausanne, the “The Olympic Museum” (TOM). During the day Dr Francis Gabet, Director of the “Culture and Heritage” of the International Olympic Committee and Director of the Olympic Museum has shown - during the visit - the purpose of the Olympic Museum, the most important in the world for the sport while Dr Francesco Ricci Bitti President of ASOIF - Association of Summer Olympic International Federations, in his capacity as IOC Member, gave the official greetings.

Lausanne, 10 april. 25 future sports Managers of the University Master in
Sport Management, Marketing and Society” of University of Study of Milano–Bicocca

 

The meetings were characterized by an interesting interactivity that has laid the basis for an international search for which the Study Centre will provide the archives and documents. Prof. Marie Bogner, Head of the Olympic Studies Centre (OSC) gave a lecture on archives and video-libraries OSC.

On the sidelines of the work, Prof. Franco Ascani, with Dr. Carola Mangiarotti's daughter Edoardo (he won more Olympic titles and World championships than any other fencer in the history of the sport), met with President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach, during useful dialogue were developed projects and lines of collaboration between FICTS and IOC.

 

“KAZAN WORLDWIDE FINAL OF WORLD FICTS CHALLENGE 2015”: 5 – 10 AUGUST IN REP. OF TATARSTAN (RUSSIA)

Kazan (Rep. of Tatarstan - Russia) will be, for one week from 5 to 10 August, the “Worldwide Capital” of Cinema, Television and Cinema with the “Worldwide Final of World FICTS Challenge 2015” for the first time in Russia. Kazan will host the Final of 16 Festivals of the “World FICTS Challenge”, Worldwide Championship of Cinema and Sport Television in conjunction with FINA World Swimming Championships that the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan will host after the Universiade 2013, the Fencing World Championship 2014 let alone future venue of the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018.


Kazan Worldwide Final of World FICTS Challenge 2015” will be articulated - in addition to imposing Opening and Closing Ceremonies (at Sviyazhsk Island) – in 100 Projections, 4 Meetings, 2 Exhibitions at the “Port 3D Cinema”, 5 Side Events, 2 Workshops, the International Forum “Tv Sport Emotions” and Awards of prestigious international guests of television, sports and cinema.

The event will involved world networks, production companies, sports champions, industry experts. The event is organized by the Ministry of Sport and Youth of the Republic of Tatarstan in collaboration with FICTS - Fédération Internationale Cinéma Télévision Sportifs (recognized by the International Olympic Committee) that promotes sports through footages in 113 Member Countries in the 5 Continents. General Manager of the Kazan Worldwide Final of World FICTS Challenge 2015” is Diana Safarova. The event will be opened by the President of Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov on 5 August.

 

"PALAZZO CUSANI": NEW VENUE FOR "EXSPORT MOVIES & TV 2015". MILANO, 27 - 31 OCTOBER

Milano will host, from 27th to 31st October 2015, on the occasion of the Universal Exposition EXPO 2015 (1 May  – 31 October), “EXSPORT MOVIES & TV 2015 - 33rd MILANO INTERNATIONAL FICTS FEST”, special edition of the traditional worldwide event dedicated to Television, Cinema, Sport, Culture and Communication. The event will be also held in the range of “EXSPORT: Sport, Culture, Tourism for all” a “platform” of cultural, educational and sports International viewpoint EXPO 2015. “Exsport Movies & TV" for the 2015 edition changes location.

Palazzo Cusani "Core Business" of "Exsport Movies & TV 2015"

The seventeenth-century “Palazzo Cusani” (Via Brera, 15 - Milan) will be the “Core business” of the event, with Projections, Meetings, Workshops, Exhibitions, Press Conferences, Side Events, Awards of international guests. The location is situated in front of the Art Gallery which includes the National Library Braidense, the Academy of Fine Arts, the Observatory, the Botanical Garden. “Palazzo Cusani” is the representative office of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) in Milano and of the Lombardy Military Command Army led by General Antonio Pennino. The halls that will host the event are rich in works of art with paintings by artists such as Alfonso Cattaneo, Carlo Bellosio, Domenico Induno. The “Award Ceremony” (November 1) will take place at the Auditorium Testori of the Palazzo Region Lombardia (Piazza Lombardia- Milano).

Palazzo Cusani (Via Brera, 15 - Milano) the new prestigious venue of "Exsport Movies & Tv 2015"

The productions that will arrive to the Organizing Committee of the Festival will participate - with only one entry fee - along with the winners productions of the 16 Festivals in the 5 Continents of the Worldwide Championship of Cinema and Sport television “World FICTS Challenge” to “Exsport Movies & Tv 2015” in Milano (Italy) and to the “Worldwide Final of World FICTS Challenge 2015” in Kazan (Russia). The Official Rules, the Entry Form are available in the homepage of FICTS website www.sportmoviestv.com.

 
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