28 October - 2 November 2010

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FICTS Festival


Call for entries to the most important Festivals of “World FICTS Challenge” Worldwide Championship of Cinema and Sport Television organized by 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 joined Countries (www.sportmoviestv.com).

The productions that will arrive – by and no later than 28 May 2015 - to the Organizing Committee of the Festival will participate in Festivals: “KAZAN WORLDWIDE FINAL OF WORLD FICTS CHALLENGE 2015” scheduled in Kazan (Rep. del Tatarstan – Russia) from 5 to 10 August and in  “EXSPORT MOVIES & TV 2015 - 33rd MILANO INTERNATIONAL FICTS FEST” in Milano (Italy) from 27 October to 1 November 2015.

The Official Rules is available on www.fictsfederation.it/rules_spmtv2015.pdf.
The “Entry form” is available on https://wcpapp.wcpmediaservices.com/wcpApp/free/festival/festivalForm.
The submission can be paid directly on www.sportmoviestv.com/festival/

  • Kazan (Rep. of Tatarstan - Russia) will be, for one week from 5 to 10 August for the first time in Russia the “Worldwide Capital” of Cinema, Television and Cinema with the “Worldwide Final of World FICTS Challenge 2015”. Kazan will host the Final of 16 Festivals of the in conjunction with FINA World Swimming Championships that the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan will host. “Kazan Worldwide Final of World FICTS Challenge 2015” will be articulated - in addition to imposing Opening (at Sviyazhsk Island) and Closing Ceremonies (Kazan Riviera Hermitage) – in 100 Projections, 4 Meetings, 3 Exhibitions at the “Port 3D Cinema”, 5 Side Events, 2 Workshops, the International Forum “Tv Sport Emotions” and Awards of most prestigious international guests of television, sports and cinema. The event will involved world networks, production companies, sports champions, industry experts. The President of Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov will opened to the “Opening Ceremony” of the Festival.

  • Milano (Italy), from October 27th to 1st November 2015, during the UNIVERSAL EXHIBITION EXPO 2015, will be the “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).

The Festival 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.



FICTS, as “International Federation of Sport Broadcasters”, launches the Program “Tv Sport Emotions - The best tv sport channel of the world aw”, a circuit of Meetings and Forum, in conjunction with the Festivals of the “World FICTS Challenge”, in order to study the new trends of sports content in TV channels through annual international appointments. FICTS, through well-known brand in the audiovisual industry and of the International New Media, has promoted different sector action together with Tv Sports Channels to which joined the most important Television International Associations. The initiatives of the FICTS, with specific programs for sport and the sports world, records a wide participation with significant prospects for the future under the slogan "Culture through Sport" and make the business a international showcase for media, broadcasters, worldwide networks, radios, film studios, Olympic Committees and Sports Federations, advertising and communication agencies. Beijing (China), Kazan (Rep. of Tatarstan - Russia) and Milano (Italy) will host the main appointments of the Program.

FICTS, through “TV SPORT EMOTIONS AWARD - The best Tv Sport Channel of the world”, aims to spread the knowledge and diffusion of sport movies and videos that, in different languages and different production forms, contribute to the development of the artistic and cultural tendencies in the TV world and movies. The aims of this event are: promoting the quality of sports images; encouraging producers to broadcast their images; bringing about the meeting and co-operation of those who work creatively in sport broadcasting; stimulating and spreading the study, discussion and knowledge of creative and cultural issues related to these media; to represent and protect the rights of national and international broadcasters as points of reference for the audiovisual industry for both Tv and New Media; to increase the visibility of Sports Channels and New Media all over the world. “TV SPORTS EMOTION AWARD” is open to all television programs inspired to sport or having sport in all its different expressions and manifestations as their main topic. The Award will be assigned after a vote on the FICTS website www.sportmoviestv.com on one of three following three Sections: (1 - “Tv sports channel of the year;  2 – “Tv personality of the year”; 3 – “Sport spirit and values of a television programme”).




Bruxelles (Belgio) ospiterà - dal 14 al 17 settembre - la prima edizione del “Brussels European FICTS Sports Film Festival” tappa europea del “World FICTS Challenge 2015” Campionato Mondiale del Cinema e della Televisione Sportiva. L’evento, diretto da Jean-Pierre Brouhon, è organizzato dal Panathlon Wallonie-Bruxelles (presieduto da Philippe Housiaux) in collaborazione con la FICTS.

La sede dell’evento sarà il “Village Culturel Wolubilis”, nuovo centro culturale del comune di Woluwe-Saint-Lambert che comprende, tra gli altri, un teatro moderno (486 posti a sedere), una biblioteca ed un galleria d’arte. Il Festival si articolerà in Proiezioni, Meeting, Mostre, Eventi collegati, Workshop e Premiazioni. Le Sezioni competitive saranno: “Giochi Olimpici e Spirito Olimpico”, “Documentari”, “TV Show – New technology”, “Sport e Società”, “Movies”, “Sport Adverts”, “Movies & Tv Football” e “Spirito di Squadra”. Sarà allestita una Mostra fotografica “The Spirit of Sport”: una selezione di fotografie (dall’archivio del CIO e della Reporters Agency) suddivise in 5 temi (rispetto, fratellanza, emozione, impegno e partecipazione).



Brussels (Belgium) will host – from September 14 to 17 - the first edition of “Brussels European FICTS Sports Film Festival” European phase of the “World FICTS Challenge 2015” Worldwide Championship of Cinema and Sport Television. The event, directed by Jean-Pierre Brouhon, is organized by Panathlon Wallonie-Bruxelles (chaired by Philippe Housiaux) in collaboration with FICTS.

The venue will be the “Village Culturel Wolubilis” new cultural center of the municipality of Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, which includes, among others, a modern theater (486 seats), a library and an art gallery. The Festival will consist of Projections, Meetings, Exhibitions, Side Events, Workshops and Awards. Sections will be competitive: “Olympic Games and Olympic Spirit”, “Documentary”, “TV Show - New technology”, “Sport and Society”, “Movies”, “Sport Adverts”, “Movies & Tv Football” and “Spirit of team”. There will be a photographic Exhibition “The Spirit of Sport”: a selection of photographs (from the archive of the IOC and the Reporters Agency) divided into five themes (respect, brotherhood, emotion, engagement and participation).

The aims of “Brussels European FICTS Sports Film Festival” is sport’s greatness and values conveyed through the image Athletes who help each other, supporters who unite, raw emotions and fine gestures that give sport its tremendous cachet. The event will place the spotlight firmly on the power of the image in the international sporting world.

The official Rules is available on: www.fictsfederation.it/brusselssport fictsfestival_rules.pdf.

The Entry Form:  www.fictsfederation.it/brusselssport fictsfestival_entry_form.pdf.

The “Brussels European FICTS Sports Film Festival” will focus on 3 key themes from today’s sporting world:

  • Women’s sport” – the role of women in the world of sport and media coverage of women’s sport;
  • Sport for all” – the issue of access to active participation in sport everywhere and in all circumstances; the creation of new sports and of new places to take part in sport;
  • The close links between sport and the world of the image” – technology working for the development and promotion of sport and of refereeing.



Xavier Amador, Esports Internacionals Relationships director and Franco Ascani, President of the FICTS, were the persons who gave the Àmfora Ciutat de Barcelona to the best film in the 6th edition of the BCN Sports Film Festival to ‘VALLEY UPRISING’, a documentary by Nick Rosen and Peter Mortimer. A production by Zachary Barr. The greatest untold story of American counter-culture is that of the Yosemite Valley rock climbers. For fifty years, Yosemite’s massive cliffs have drawn explorers and madmen to leave materialism behind and venture into the high, lonesome granite.

The special award of the jury – composed by Albert Font, Áreadaptada’s director; João Garção Borges, Director; Ferran Martínez, athlete; Bibiana Schönhöfer, actress and Mª Encarnació Soler, membre of CINEMA-RESCAT – was for the movie BAGHDAD MESSI (Belgium, 2013) of Sahim Omar Kalifa. A production of Hendrik Verthé.

Collects the award Paul Van Den Broeck, member of Belgium Consulate.

Award for best production of Catalonia

"GLANCE UP" (Catalonia, 2014) of Enric Ribes Reig and Oriol Martínez Domíngue. A production by Oriol Gispert Lafuente

Isabel Bosch, membre of TV3 gave the award to Oriol Gispert, Enric Ribes, Oriol Martinez and Joan Pahisa.

Award for best documentary production

HUBERT LE BLONEN AZKEN HEGALDIA (Basque Country, 2014) by Koldo Almandoz. A production by Marian Fernández Pascal (Txintxua Films).

Barbara Destefanis, gave the award to Jon Herraz

Award for best fiction film

SATURDAY (United Kingdom, 2015) by Mike Forshaw. A production by Jessica Levick.

Rosa Salguero, Torrebarrina’s coordinator manager gaves de award to Esther Calatayud, responsible of sales of DSI by Inverleigh..

Award for best short film – TARRAGONA 2017

I LOVE HOOLIGANS (Netherlands and Belgium, 2013) by Jan-Dirk Bouw. A production by Eric Goossens, Anton Roebben, Marc Thelosen and Koert Davidse.

Ramón Pallejá, Tarragona 2017’s member gave the award to Mikkel Keldorf

Award for best animated film

BEACH FLAGS (France, 2014) by Sarah Saidan.A production by Ron Dyens.

Heloïse Martín, member of the French institute of Barcelona gave the award to Bibiana Schönhöfer, actress.

Award for best film of adventure sports – ÁLVARO BULTÓ

DRAWN (United States, 2014) by Jeremy Collins. A production by Ron James Q. Martin.

Xavier Amador and Patricio Bultó gave the award to Mónica Ahanonu.

Award for the best film about Solidarity and Sport

MOET JE HOREN! HEAR THIS (Netherlands, 2013) by Soulaima El Khaldi.

A production by Jo Lamers

Juli Pernas gave the award to Merja Ritola

Award for the best journalist film

STILL RUNNING (South Africa, 2014) by Wayne de Lange. A production by Ariane Questiaux.

Aarne Norberg, director de Cyclisten gave the award.

Award for the Best Sport Advertising:

AFTERGLOW (United States and Canada, 2014) by Nick Waggoner and Mike Brown. A production by Zac Ramras and Mike Brown.

Ferrán Martín, athete, gave the award to Franco Ascani, FICTS’ president

Award FILMETS Badalona Film Festival for human values ​​and Sports

BEACH FLAGS (France, 2014) by Sarah Saidan. A production by Ron Dyens

Agustí Argelich gave the award to Azahara Moyano, actress.

Jordi Robirosa was the emcee of this 6th edition.

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