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FICTS Festival


The submissions to the seventh edition of “BCN Sports Film 2016 - Barcelona International FICTS Festival” are officially open.

Barcelona (Spain) will be the seat from 3 to 7 May 2016 of the event organized – in the framework of the Worldwide Championship of Cinema, Sport and Television “World FICTS Challenge” - by the “Fundacio Olympic Barcelona” directed by Dr Juli Pernas Lopez (director of Museu Olímpic i de l'Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch) in collaboration with “Nikita Distribution” and with support of FICTS, the Ayuntament de Barcelona Institut Barcelona Esport and the Spanish Olympic Committee.

The” BCN Sports Film 2016”  is open to all audiovisual productions in which sport, in any of its disciplines, is the star. Genres eligible to compete are animated, documentary, fiction, experimental and promotional films- both shorts and feature length- produced from January, 2014.

The official Rules on http://www.bcnsportsfilm.org/rules/?lang=en



FICTS - Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs chaired by Prof. Franco Ascani (Member of IOC  Commission for Culture and Olympic Heritage) and the International Fair Play Committee chaired by Dr. Jeno Kamuti signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” with the primary objective to realize synergistic actions aimed to the development of “Fair Play" in sport.

Dott. Maurizio Monego (left) and Prof. Franco Ascani while signing
the "Memorandum of Understanding" at the end of FICTS Congress

The "Memorandum of Understanding" between FICTS and IFPC has been signed by Prof. Franco Ascani and Dr Maurizio Monego (CIFP Council Member) in the framework of the quadrennial Congress of the Federation that took place on October 30 in Milan during "Exsport Movies & Tv 2015".

The main actions which will be realized in collaboration FICTS / IFPC are available at the link www.sportmoviestv.com/mouficts_ifcp.pdf.





The President of FICTS - Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs Prof. Franco Ascani was awarded with the “Honorary Degree” with the title of “International Honorary Doctorate” in Philosopia by the USSA - United States Sports Academy, America's Sports University, the most important Master Sport Academy of the United States of America that every year assign this prestigious awards.

FICTS President Prof. Franco Ascani (middle) together with USSA President Dr Thomas Rosandich

For 2015 Prof. Franco Ascani was named “Man of the Year for International Sport”, the first Italian in the long history of the Academy. In the “Hall of Fame”, among others: HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein of Jordan (2014), HRH Prince Albert of Monaco (2011), HRH Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani Emir of Qatar, IOC Honorary President Jacques Rogge (2004), George Bush (2001).

In the explanatory statement read during the lavish ceremony, at the presence of important political, academic and sports authorities, on November 6 in Daphne (Alabama), the President of the USSA Dr Thomas Rosandich highlighted “the significant role played by Prof. Ascani as researcher and sport expert and Olympic Movement with assignments in the IOC as well as in the Academic world as Director of the Master (14 years) for the Sport Management at the University of Milano Bicocca.

Prof. Ascani in his report, in the Hall of Ceremonies of Academy, highlighted "the educational significance of sport, culture and of the image of sport at universal level as moment of formation of the new generation”.

In one week, Prof. Franco Ascani has received two prestigious awards. On 1 November in Milano during "Exsport Movies & Tv 2015" he was inserted in the "Hall of Fame" of the International Olympic Journalists Association and he received the Award by President Dr Alain Lunzenfichter.



The Auditorium Testori of Palazzo Lombardia, crowd into every seat, hosted the “Award Ceremony” of “EXSPORT MOVIES & TV 2015 - 33rd MILANO INTERNATIONAL FICTS FEST” worldwide event of Television, Cinema, Communication and Sport Culture organized during the period of Universal Exhibition EXPO 2015 (that gave its patronage to the event) of International Circuit of “World FICTS Challenge 2015”.

Palazzo Lombardia hosted the “Award Ceremony” of “EXSPORT MOVIES & TV 2015"

The Festival is organized by FICTS - Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs (presided by Prof. Franco Ascani Member of IOC Commission for “Culture and Olympic Heritage”) recognized by International Olympic Committee for which promotes the sports values through the images in 113 Members Countries.

Claudia Bugno General Coordinator of the Rome 2024 Olympic Bid
together withFICTS President Prof. Franco Ascani delivered the
“FICTS Golden Card” to Dr. Ching Kuo Wu IOC EB

During the Ceremony, where attended sports champions and Institutional authorities, Claudia Bugno General Coordinator of the Rome 2024 Olympic Bid delivered the “FICTS Golden Card” to  the Member of the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee and President of International Boxing Association (AIBA) Dr. Ching Kuo Wu who became “FICTS Honorary Member”.

The President of the International Association of Olympic Journalists Dr. Alain Lunzenfichter awarded FICTS President Prof. Franco Ascani who has been inserted in the “Hall of Fame” of the Association with prestigious acknowledgement.

Awad Bin Mohammed Bin Sheikh Mujrin (Director General of Dubai Travelers Festival) that in December 2014 climbed Kilimanjaro with camels to plant on top of the flag of the United Arab Emirates (feat never attempted before, eight days and told in the documentary “Kilimanjaro by Camel”) was awarded with the “FICTS Excellence Guirlande d'Honneur”.

Awad Bin Mohammed Bin Sheikh Mujrin awarded with
"Excellence Guirlande d'Honneur" by Prof. Ascani

The Award “Opera Prima - Enrica Speroni” has been delivered to Gianluca Luciano (on stage together with Roberto Villa President of Audio Vision Communication Group) director of the film “Cavalli in carcere” (Gianluca Luciano - Italy) work on the rehabilitation of prisoners of the home district of Bollate (Milano) in society through the horses.

The “Candido Cannavò Award for the Olympic Spirit”, dedicated to the “historical” Director of the newspaper “Gazzetta dello Sport” has been assigned to the production “Spirit in Motion” (Studio Ostrov, Prod. VGIK Center Debut - Russia): the official film the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Games. Alessandro Cannavò gave the award to the director Sofia Geveyler.

The other “Special Awards” were gave to: “Junior” (Lionheart Productions - Belgium) who received the “Bruno Beneck Critics Award”: fighting for your own family. “The coach and the barefoot runner (SVT Sweden Television - Sweden) was awarded with the “WCPMedia Services Award": Abebe Bikila and Onni Niskanen, a story about triumph and tragedy, unlikely friendship and of great humanitarian work. “Wales through the eyes of Petr Voldán: kingdom of oval-shaped ball” (Czech Television - Czech Republic) was awarded with the “EXPO 2015 Award”: the place where rugby is king and where the star of rugby gather, the National Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. The “Gentleman Fair Play”, delivered by the founder Dr. Gianfranco Fasan, was awarded to “Otherwise Invincible” (Associazione Mediacreative - Italy) directed by Donatella Cervi: A story of hope, a boy who overcomes barriers in his diversity, with the rapprochement to the sport; a true story and the story of his disability, with the rapprochement to the sport and in particular to swimming. “Saturday” (Magnified Pictures Ltd. - UK) directed by Mike Forshaw was awarded with the “Infront Award”: Hillsborough disaster seen through a children's eyes.

During the Ceremony attended  97 producers and directors coming from 5 Continents.

The full list of winners www.fictsfederation.it/winners_2015.pdf.

All the pictures about “Exsport Movies & Tv 2015”: www.sportmoviestv.com/pictures



Sunday, November 1 (at 6 p.m.) the “Palazzo Lombardia” in Milano will open the doors to Sport, Cinema, Television and Culture for the delivery of the "Guirlande d'Honneur", the “Mention d'Honneur” and “Special Award” to the winners of “EXSPORT MOVIES & TV 2015 – 33rd MILANO INTERNATIONAL FICTS FEST” World Championship of Television, Cinema, Communication and Sport Culture, scheduled at the end of the 16 Festivals of the “World FICTS Challenge”.

Auditorium Testori “Palazzo Lombardia” (P.zza Lombardia – Milano) will host the “Awarding Ceremony”

The International Jury chaired by Dr Andrew Luwandagga, under the auspices of the Honorary President Dr Carlo Bozzali, defined choices for the 10 sections of the Festival. They are announced at the "Award Ceremony" 97 producers and directors from the five continents.

"Guests of Honour" of the "Award Ceremony" will be: Dr Ching Kuo Wu Executive Board of International Olympic Committee, President of the International Boxing Association (AIBA), Dr Francesco Ricci Bitti President of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) and President of SportAccord, Awad Bin Mohammed Bin Sheikh Mujrin General Director of Dubai Travelers Festival.

The other special guests: Giorgio Avola fencer Olympic gold medal in London 2012, the World Championships in Moscow 2015, Klaus Dibiasi Olympic platform diving Champion in Mexico 1968, Monaco 1972, Montreal 1976, Giorgio Cagnotto former diver Member of the "International Swimming Hall of Fame."

Mrs Franca and Alessandro Cannavò, son of the "historical" journalist will deliver the "Prize Candido Cannavò for the Olympic Spirit" while the Director of the "Gazzetta dello Sport" Dr Andrea Monti will deliver the “Opera Prima - Enrica Speroni Award”.


Other “Special Awards” will be delivered: “Bruno Beneck Plate” by Dr Davide Bonelli, “Wcpmedia Services Award” by Dr Cristina Molinari, “Infront Award” by Dr Giuseppe Ciocchetti Managing Director of Infront Sports & Media, e" Gentleman Fair Play ".


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