28 October - 2 November 2010
FICTS (FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE CINÉMA TÉLÉVISION SPORTIFS, 113 MEMBERS COUNTRIES), RECOGNIZED BY IOC, IS THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF SPORT TELEVISION AND OF THE IMAGES ON THE SCREEN

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CARLO BOZZALI: UN NOTO ECONOMISTA NOMINATO PRESIDENTE ONORARIO DELLA GIURIA DI “SPORT MOVIES & TV 2014”

Il Comitato Esecutivo della FICTS (Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs), riunitosi a Kazan (Repubblica del Tatarstan – Russia) il 19 Luglio u.s., ha nominato il Dott. Carlo Bozzali Presidente Onorario della Giuria di “Sport Movies & Tv 2014 – 32nd Milano International FICTS Fest”, che avrà luogo a Milano dal 4 all’8 Dicembre 2014 quale Finale di 18 Festival del “World FICTS Challenge”, Campionato Mondiale della televisione, del cinema, della comunicazione e della cultura sportiva che si svolgono nei 5 Continenti.

Il Dott. Carlo Bozzali, uno tra i più noti commercialisti, Docente presso le Università Bocconi e Bicocca, è Presidente di Commissioni Tributarie a Roma e Milano e Revisore dei Conti in 16 grandi Società commerciali ed industriali.

La FICTS si congratula per la prestigiosa nomina che, sino al 2012, è stata ricoperta dal famoso stilista e “uomo di sport” Ottavio Missoni.

 

THE 10 BEJING INTERNATIONAL SPORTS FILM WEEK IN CHINA: 12 - 18 AUGUST

The 10th Beijing International Sports Film Week organized by the Beijing Olympic City Development Association will take place on August 12 – 18, 2014 at China Millennium Monument Museum of Digital Arts (CMoDA). Launched in 2005, the Beijing International Sports Film Week is an international sports film and TV screening event extended from the preparation and staging of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

The main activities feature five categories: the World Final of the Sports Movies & TV 2014 - 32nd Milano International FICTS Festival (Beijing) works collection and selection, sports movies and TV works screening, sports culture exhibition, sport movies and TV salon, and opening ceremony & 10th anniversary commemorative activity.

The 10th Beijing International Sports Film Week has solicited 60 outstanding sport movies and TV works home and abroad since the collection process officially began in April 2014. In addition to the sports documentary films by CCTV sports channel and regional producers, this year’s works exhibit the following features: 1) continue the trend set last year of outdoor movie registration for the selection, as outdoor brand companies and Reel Rock Film Tour select outdoor themed sport movies and TV works for Beijing; 2) in contrast to the small number of sports feature films in recent years, a group of notable sports feature films like Ready to Run, A Girl Of Archery Village, Diving High and Sword Girl make on the lineup, with the support of organizations like CCTV Movie Channel this year; 3) overseas productions register directly at Beijing Event through the initiative and invitation by Beijing International Sports Film Week Organizing Committee. The Hell of '63 sent by Dutch Embassy, Sprint to the Past and inspiring , Step Back to Glory, from Taiwan are gems offering artistic value and visual delight.

The 10th Beijing International Sports Film Week will screen about 60 outstanding sport movies and TV works from 11 countries and regions, encompassing a variety of sports like skating, rock climbing, Auto racing and track-and-field. They will be presented in four Screening Units: Winter Sports, Global Perspectives, Sports Stories, and Outdoor Extreme Sports. Winter Sports screening unit is summer-time visit by winter sports events, aiming at cheering for the joint-bid by Beijing and Zhangjiakou for 2022 Winter Olympic Games; Global Perspectives unit reflects the joy and thrills associated with sports, along with the vicissitudes of sports life experienced around the world; Sports Stories unit gives the account through feature films about sportsmen’s passion and dream; Outdoor Extreme Sports unit shows the crazy aspect of sports by focusing on the most popular extreme sports among youth such as climbing, wingsuit flying and polar adventure. The best films from two outdoor movie festivals, Reel Rock and Banff Mountain Film Festival will stage ultimate showdown on the 10th Beijing International Sports Film Week. The ticket for the screening section will be sold online at the affordable price for ordinary movie goers, as an invitation to residents and sport movies and TV works fans to share with the high-quality visual gala. On some screening events, cast & crew will hold face-to-face meeting with the audience. Through communication with professional sports film makers, the audience will gain deeper insights into sports films, enhancing interaction on the scene of screening.

Picture and photography exhibitions led by National Geographic Magazine and The North Face extreme sports and sports culture exhibitions contributed by outdoor sports brands like TOREAD and KAILAS, media outlets like Lvye, Sohu Outdoor and Osports and related sports culture providers are the events that sports fans should not miss. “Ten-year sports history preserved in light and image” – the 10th anniversary retrospective exhibition of Beijing International Sports Film Week, highlight of a series of sports culture exhibitions, will look back at Beijing International Sports Film Week’s inception, glory of Beijing Olympics, struggling moments and renewal of the event.

In line with the screening of sport movies and TV works and hot topics on sports film and TV, along with generating publicity for Beijing’s bid for Winter Games, the 10th Beijing International Sports Film Week will hold 8 sports film and TV salons on August 12 – 18. Experts from Qiaobo Ice and Snow Club, coaches from Beijing ice hockey and ice skating teams, production team of film Heaven's Gate, director of trailer for 2014 Sochi Olympic Games documentary Ice Bloom, reporters who participated in Sochi Olympics coverage, Wang Yongfeng, Director of International Relations Department of Chinese Mountaineering Association and Captain of Chinese Mountaineering Team, Director of Banff outdoor movies, and people from Lvye and Lantian will share with audience their personal and legendary experiences. “A Veteran Media Guy’s Journey in Brazil – Shi Xuping Brazil World Cup Mini Photography Sharing Session” will invite Mr. Shi to share his experience of interviewing football immortals while taking the audience to get in touch with customs and culture of Brazil.

The opening ceremony of the 10th Beijing International Sports Film Week & 10th anniversary commemorative activities will be held at the grand century hall of China Millennium Monument on August 12, when people from organizing committee members, partner media outlets, sports fans and business partners will converge. While looking back at Beijing International Sports Film Week getting through its first decade, people will give their thoughts and opinions on forging a global sports film and TV exchange platform, and speak up its promising future.

 

"II BAKU INTERNATIONAL FICTS SPORT FILMS FESTIVAL" IN AZERBAIJAN

Baku, capitale dell’Azerbaijan, ospiterà – dal 18 al 21 novembre 2014 – il “2nd Baku International FICTS Sport Films Festival”. L’evento internazionale - organizzato dal Ministero della Cultura e del Turismo in collaborazione con il Ministero dello Sport e Giovani ed il Comitato Olimpico Azero – si colloca nell’ambito del “World FICTS Challenge” Campionato Mondiale del Cinema e della Televisione Sportiva.


Il Programma del “2nd Baku International FICTS Sport Film Festival” comprenderà Proiezioni di 30 opere alla presenza di registi e produttori internazionali, Meeting, Mostre, Workshop, Convegni che avranno luogo presso il “Nizami Cinema Center” complesso multisala polifunzionale (il più grande del Sud Caucaso) che ospiterà anche le Cerimonie di Apertura e di Premiazione. Il Festival, organizzato in concomitanza con la 43a Assemblea Generale del Comitato Olimpico Europeo, costituirà un momento promozionale per lo sport in Azerbaijan alla vigilia della prima edizione dei “Giochi Europei” che avranno luogo a Giugno 2015.

Le iscrizioni scadono il 1 ottobre 2014. Info  http://www.bisff.az/entry-form/

 

"II BAKU INTERNATIONAL FICTS SPORT FILMS FESTIVAL" IN AZERBAIJAN. 18-21 NOVEMBER

Baku, capital of the Republic of Azerbaijan, will host – from 18th to 21st November 2014 - the “II Baku International FICTS Sport Films Festival”. The International event is organized by Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan in collaboration with the Ministry of Sport and Youth and the Azerbaijani Olympic Committee in the framework of the “World FICTS Challenge” Worldwide Championship of Cinema and Sport Television.


The “2nd Baku International FICTS Sport Films Festival” will take place at the “Nizami Cinema Center” multifunctional cinema (the largest theatre in the South Caucasus) which will also host the Opening and Awarding Ceremonies. The Festival – organized in the same period of the 43rd General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees - will be a promotional moment for sport in Azerbaijan on the eve of the first edition of the “European Games” that will take place in June 2015.

The Festival will become a symbol of the union of sport and creativity, and propagate Olympic ideals and the healthy lifestyle. Showing sport from creative point of view and its peculiar presentation to the audience will trigger the growth of interest of the youth in these fields.

Creative people and production companies who would like to participate in the Festival can get useful information on our official website www.bisff.az.

Deadline submissions: October 1st 2014.

To participate in “II Baku International FICTS Sport Films Festival”, first register on the official website www.bisff.az, by filling in the entry form. All authors or producers who submit applications for participation in the competition are obliged to send short biography, filmography and photo of the director.

 

FICTS IN THE MOST SPORTS CITY OF RUSSIA: KAZAN (REPUBLIC OF TATARSTAN)

President of the FICTS Prof. Franco Ascani addressed Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov with proposal to hold the international sports film festival in Kazan in 2015. Best feature and documentary films about sport will be shown during the event.

Russian Deputy Minister of Sport Natalia Parshikova, Tatarstan Minister of Culture Airat Sibagatullin, Tatarstan Minister of Youth Affairs and Sport Rafis Burganov, Head of Executive Office of Sports Projects Azat Kadyrov took part in the meeting at the Kazan Kremlin.

Kazan (Rep. of Tatarstan). From left FICTS President Prof. Franco Ascani
together with Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov

Rustam Minnikhanov welcomed Franco Ascani, who is taking part in the congress of International Fair Play Committee, and told him about major sports events held in the republic. The President noted that the international sports film festival was held in Kazan in 2009, and documentary film «U are the world» was shot after Universiade. Prof. Franco Ascani, in his turn, thanked Rustam Minnikhanov for his attitude to development of sport in the republic and offered holding the annual international sports film festival in Kazan in 2015. Film directors from 113 countries will take part in selective rounds of the festival around the world, and the final round will be held in Kazan.

Kazan (Republic of Tatarstan): meeting beetween FICTS President Prof. Ascani and the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov

Prof. Ascani noted that Kazan may become the first city outside Italy to host the festival. Event managers say the festival will be held for six days within the framework of World Aquatics Championship 2015.

Tatarstan President supported the idea and charged relevant authorities with the task to start preparing for the festival.

 
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