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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“LAUREA HONORIS CAUSA” OF KAZAN FEDERAL UNIVERSITY TO FICTS PRESIDENT PROF. FRANCO ASCANI

Prestigious acknowledgement for the FICTS President Prof. Franco Ascani who will be awarded with the title of “Honorary Professor of the Kazan Federal University”, on August 5th in Kazan (Rep. of Tatarstan - Russia). “Kazan Federal University” is the second oldest among the current Russian universities, with its 210 years (in 2014).

 

The ceremony will take place at the Ministry of Sports and Youth of the Republic of Tatarstan at the end of the “Lectio Magistralis” that Prof. Ascani, Director of the University Master in “Sport Management, Marketing and Society”, in his capacity as Member of the IOC Commission for “Culture and Olympic Heritage”, on topic “Olympic Games and Sports Images. Athletes and successful actors: star, hero, champion, legend”, to qualified institutional, academic, sports, journalism and cinematographic guests. Prof. Ascani, during the “Lectio Magistralis”, will deepened the theme of Olympism as a philosophy of life places sport at the service of humanity. This philosophy is based on the interaction of the qualities of the body, will and mind. Olympism is expressed through actions which link sport to culture and education. This philosophy is an essential element of the Olympic Movement and the celebration of the Games. It is also what makes them unique. Prof. Ascani will illustrate the union among Communication, Cinema, Television and Sport continue to avail themselves of fruitful relationship and to play a propulsive role in the diffusion of educative and formative values. Cinema and Television, two traditional mass communication medias, created a better knowledge of the Olympic Movement and its values through the correct diffusion of the sports image and its ethical function. Prof. Ascani will shown – in worldwide premiere - the “Manifesto of Culture and Image of Sport” divided into 30 points.

The “Lectio Magistralis” will be scheduled in the framework of “Kazan Worldwide Final of World FICTS Challenge 2015”, the Worldwide Final of 16 Festivals organized by the Ministry of Sport and Youth of the Republic of Tatarstan in collaboration and under the aegis of FICTS - Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs, recognized by the International Olympic Committee for which it promotes the sports values through images in the 113 Member Countries in 5 Continents. The event (General Director Dr Diana Safarova) will be held in Kazan (Tatarstan Repubblic - Russia) defined as “The Russia Sports Capital” during the same period of the FINA World Championships 2015 from 5th to 10th August.

 

"BUENOS AIRES INTERNATIONAL FICTS FESTIVAL" N ARGENTINA. SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED TILL 31 JULY

The Organizing Committee of “Buenos Aires International FICTS Festival” (www.buenosairesfictsfestival.org) has decided to extend till 31 July 2015 the submissions and the delivery of the productions for all the competitive Sections in order to come greet to the several requests received by the producers and directors whom are working for the editing of the productions about the 2015 Kazan FINA World Championships.

Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina will host, for the first time from 27 to 31 August 2015, the “Buenos Aires International FICTS Festival” (www.buenosairesfictsfestival.org) organized - in the framework of the “World FICTS Challenge 2015” by Libelula Tv Films Srl chaired by Alejandro Panno in collaboration with the FICTS and with the Olympic Committee of Argentina. Buenos Aires will host, from 11 to 23 September 2018, the III Summer Youth Olympic Games.

The “Honorary Committee” will consist of: Prof. Franco Ascani FICTS President, Alicia De Morea, Member of the IOC Commission of “Culture and Olympic Heritage”, V. President of the Argentine Olympic Committee that is working actively in the organization of the Festival, Anna Tarrés Campa coach and the chief executive of the National Spanish synchronized swimming, Juan Bautista Segonds creator and President of the Fundación “Rugby sin Fronteras”. The event, declared of “Cultural interest” for the Autonomy City of Buenos Aires, will be held in prestigious seats. The “Opening Ceremony” of the Festival will take place on August 27 at the former Museum of Telecommunications in Buenos Aires while the “core business” of the event, with Projections, Meetings, Exhibitions, Side Events, Workshops and Awards, will be the ex Cine El Plata. Both the Ceremonies will be broadcasted live in streaming. The official Rules is available http://media.wix.com/ugd/f61c05_1752e34d66f84b939218749a1329650f.pdf.

 

KAZAN (REP. OF TATARSTAN - RUSSIA): FESTIVAL OF CINEMA AND SPORT TV WITH FINA CHAMPIONSHIPS

FICTS - Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs (recognised by the International Olympic Committee for which it promotes the sports values through images in the 113 Member Countries in 5 Continents) Delegation guided by the President Prof. Franco Ascani Member of IOC Commission for “Culture and Olympic Heritage” will be in Kazan (Tatarstan Repubblic - Russia) at the FINA World Championships 2015 which starts on Friday 24th July.

 

The capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, defined as “The Russia Sports Capital” (it was, among the others, the seat of the Universiade 2013, the Fencing World Championship 2014,etc.), will host from 5th to 10th August, in conjunction with World Swimming Championships the “KAZAN WORLDWIDE FINAL OF WORLD FICTS CHALLENGE 2015”, the Worldwide Final of 16 Festivals organized by the Ministry of Sport and Youth of the Republic of Tatarstan in collaboration and under the aegis of FICTS.

On August 5th, 2015, one year before Rio 2016 Olympic Games, it is scheduled the Meeting “1 Year to go to the XXXI 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games” where will participate, together with Prof. Franco Ascani and some representatives of the Brazilian Olympic Committee: Ching-Kuo Wu IOC EB Member, V. President of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations, President of International Boxing Association (AIBA), Francesco Ricci Bitti President of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) and of the International Tennis Federation, Alexander Zhukov President of the Russian Olympic Committee and IOC Member, Yvan De Navacelle De Coubertin International Pierre de Coubertin Committee President, Shamil Tarpischev IOC Member, Russian Tennis Federation President, Alicia Massoni De Morea V. President of Argentine Olympic Committee, Donna De Varona (Olympic gold medalist in Tokyo 1964), Member of “Women and Sport” IOC Commission. During the Meeting, at the FINA Water World Park (Cultural place of the Championship give the guest moments of entertainment and cultural programme), the Official videos of the Rios 2016 Olympic Games will be presented.

On 6th August, at the “Hermitage Concert Hall”, will take place the “Opening Ceremony” of “Kazan Worldwide Final of World FICTS Challenge 2015” to which will attend, beyond the Military, Civil and Institutional Authorities, qualified guests of the cinema, sports, and journalism world, the President of Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov.

The “3D Port” Cinema will be the “Core Business” of the Festival articulated in 100 Projections (40 sport disciplines coming from 31 Countries), 3 Meetings, 4 Exhibitions 5 Side Events, 2 Workshops and 7 Awards of Olympic champions, prestigious international guests of television, sports and cinema and the participation of the main International television networks. The “Awarding Ceremony” is scheduled on 9th August.

 

“BRUSSELS EUROPEAN SPORTS FICTS FESTIVAL”: 14-17 SEPTEMBER. PROGRAM, ACCOMMODATION, ETC.

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.

 

Thanks to the Panathlon organisation and the power of images, Wolubilis will become a temple for the finest values conveyed by sport and sporting visuals!

Through a dazzling array of 52 films covering an impressive range of sports, cultures and performances, the inaugural edition of the Brussels European FICTS Sports Film Festival, organised by the Panathlon Wallonia-Brussels association, will transport you into a world that is far richer than you could ever have imagined!

Screenings that will quite literally carry you away

Images have the power to move us, give us joy and make us marvel and reflect, as well as to surprise us. Just like sport does! Which is why the Panathlon Wallonia-Brussels association has decided to stage this event. The aim is to use the power of images to celebrate the finest things that sport has to offer the community: i.e. to pass on quality messages and share emotions.

Ranging from China to Brazil, via Russia and Belgium, of course, the productions selected will provide a whole host of cultural views and characteristics that the audience can identify with, since 19 countries from 4 continents will be represented among the 52 films on the bill. Across over 44 hours of screenings, some 30 sports will be placed in the spotlight.

The top-quality programme includes the exclusive Belgian première of Wingmen, a film featuring the world’s three best base jumpers and wingsuiters: Jokke Sommer, Espen Fadness and the late Ludovic Woerth. The pictures will take your breath away.

Another major moment of great cinema will also be screened, with Le Pouvoir des Rêves (The Power of Dreams), in which the audience can follow the exploits of Arthur, a paraplegic student at UCL, through his intrepid journey through the mountains of Alaska. Courage and determination are also showcased in the French documentary, Les Audacieuses (Women Who Dare), featuring women leading the way in areas previously reserved only for men.

And that is just the very briefest of trailers for the astonishing visual fare on offer to audiences at the FICTS festival!

Far beyond a mere “film festival”

In addition to the film aspect of the festival, there are plenty of other activities that will give true impetus to the event. First of all, each afternoon will feature a workshop linked to one of the specific themes of this 1st edition of the festival – women’s sport, sport for all and the close relationship between sport and images. The workshops will take the form of round table discussions, enabling each participant to debate with contributors who specialise in the topic being discussed, such as Clotilde Talleu (member of the team researching Sport and Social Sciences at the University of Strasbourg), Arnaud Simon (General Manager Eurosport France), Thierry Zintz (Faculty of Motricity Sciences – UCL and Vice President of COIB), Guy Cheron (Faculty of Motricity Sciences – ULB) and Piet Moons (President of the Agoria Sports Technology Club).

There will also be two exhibitions on display, bringing a dash of graphic appeal to the event through no fewer than 90 illustrations depicting the finest sporting gestures and values. Finally, there will be activities provided free of charge to local schools and other learning establishments.

A Festival open to all

Panathlon Wallonia-Brussels has been promoting and defending the principles of sporting ethics since 2003. As a natural extension of our activities and through these screenings and selected topical debates, our aim is to encourage sport in all its diversity, while at the same time getting to know the new faces that will grace sport in the future.

The Brussels European FICTS Sports Film Festival has been created in such a way that Brussels will be recognised in the future as an important venue in the world cycle of film festivals staged by FICTS (Fédération Internationale de Cinéma et Télévision Sportif – International Federation of Sport Cinema and Television) when it comes to blending “Sport and Images”. It’s all about making a contribution, as the capital of Europe and in the name of Panathlon Wallonia-Brussels, to the rise of these new gems of the cinema.

Last – and by no means least – the entire FICTS event (films, exhibitions, workshops, etc.) will be totally free of charge to the public! This is enshrined in the policy for promoting the highly educational values of Sport embraced by Panathlon Wallonia-Brussels and, as its president, Philippe Housiaux, emphasises: “I believe that reaching a broad, mainly young audience provides us with a great opportunity. It’s a matter of teaching future generations about perpetuating the beauty of sport!”

Panathlon Wallonie-Bruxelles, association founded in 2003, aims to be among the key driving forces in the promotion of sporting values and ethics. The venue will be the Wolubilis (Woluwe-Saint-Lambert) 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 “Brussels European FICTS Sports Film Festival” will be articulated in 50 hours of screenings consisting of short, medium and feature-length films, whether works of fiction, documentaries, special reports, etc., 3 conferences, one on each of the key themes described:

  • 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.

You will find details of the entire FICTS programme at: www.panathlon.be/besff or www.facebook.com/BXLSportsFilmFestival

All the information about Festival:

Accommodation: www.sportmoviestv.com/brussels/accommodation.pdf

 

FIRST TIME OF FICTS IN ARGENTINA. "BUENOS AIRES INTERNATIONAL FICTS FESTIVAL" 27 - 31 AUGUST

Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina will host, for the first time from 27 to 31 August 2015, the “Buenos Aires International FICTS Festival(www.buenosairesfictsfestival.org) organized - in the framework of the “World FICTS Challenge 2015” by Libelula Tv Films Srl chaired by Alejandro Panno in collaboration with the FICTS and with the Olympic Committee of Argentina. Buenos Aires will host, from 11 to 23 September 2018, the III Summer Youth Olympic Games.

The “Honorary Committee” will consist of: Prof. Franco Ascani FICTS President, Alicia De Morea, Member of the IOC Commission of “Culture and Olympic Heritage”, V. President of the Argentine Olympic Committee that is working actively in the organization of the Festival, Anna Tarrés Campa coach and the chief executive of the National Spanish synchronized swimming, Juan Bautista Segonds creator and President of the Fundación “Rugby sin Fronteras”. The event, declared of “Cultural interest” for the Autonomy City of Buenos Aires, will be held in prestigious seats. The “Opening Ceremony” of the Festival will take place on August 27 at the former Museum of Telecommunications in Buenos Aires while the “core business” of the event, with Projections, Meetings, Exhibitions, Side Events, Workshops and Awards, will be the ex Cine El Plata. Both the Ceremonies will be broadcasted live in streaming. The official Rules is available http://media.wix.com/ugd/f61c05_1752e34d66f84b939218749a1329650f.pdf. Registrations expired July 20.

 

 
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