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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"II BAKU INTERNATIONAL FICTS SPORT FILM FESTIVAL": CINEMA, SPORTS CULTURE IN AZERBAIJAN

The “Nizami Cinema Center”, multifunctional cinema (the largest theatre in the South Caucasus), will be the prestigious seat of the “II Baku International FICTS Sport Films Festival” scheduled in Baku, capital of the Republic of Azerbaijan, from 18th to 21st November 2014.

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, with the support of FICTS inserted in the framework of the “World FICTS Challenge” Worldwide Championship of Cinema and Sport Television. The Program of the “2nd Baku International FICTS Sport Films Festival” will include the projection of 50 productions (coming from 24 Countries) at the presence of international directors and producers, Meetings, Workshops, Conferences. During the Festival will be set up a photographic Exhibition “Baku - the Capital of European Olympic Games” and “Woman & Sport at cinema” with 30 posters of famous film where woman is protagonist. 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 and for the first edition of the “European Games” that will take place in Baku from 12 to 28 June 2015.

 

FICTS PRESIDENT PROF. ASCANI AT “6 SAMARA INTERNATIONAL FICTS FESTIVAL” IN RUSSIA: 11-14 NOVEMBER

Samara (Russia) will host – from 11 to 14 November 2014, the “6th Samara International FICTS Festival” organized, in the framework of the Worldwide Championship of Cinema and Sport Television “World FICTS Challenge”, by the International Sport Movie Festival led by Dr Shamil Tarpishchev, IOC Member and President of Russian Tennis Federation.

The program of the Festival will include the Russian and International competitions. Yakov Shatkhin is the General Director of the Festival, Executive Director is Stanislav Stepanets and the Art Director is Said Torpishev. Info on www.sportmoviestv.ru. Guest of Honor at the “Award Ceremony” of the Festival will be the actor Aleksey Ogurtsov, master of shooting and of unarmed combat. It was among the torchbearers of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games and Paralympic Winter Games.

 

“8 KAMPALA INTERNATIONAL FICTS FESTIVAL” IN UGANDA: THE WINNER IS…

Great success for the “8th Kampala International FICTS Festival” held in Uganda from 14 to 16 October. The “Award Ceremony” to which attended the Chairman of the Uganda Sports Council, Mr Bosco Onyik who commended the efforts of FICTS Uganda President, Mr Andrew Patrick Luwandagga - who is also the 1st FICTS Vice President - for organizing the annual event in Kampala, which makes show the only one in Africa. On his part, Mr Luwandagga promised to make next year's Festival even a bigger one and called on African sports TV producers and other professionals to always come out and showcase their potential.

The winner was “UGANDAN JUNIOR CHAMP” a sports news feature on table tennis star directed by Amon Ngabo of UBC TV.

Director Amon Ngabo (UBC TV) director of "Ugandan junior champ” received the
Diploma and Award by promoter of FestivalDr Andrew Patrick Luwandagga

Three days of, under the patronage of FICTS International attracted 37 entries with eight from Africa. The Festival – articulated in projections of 37 films (8 coming from Africa), meetings, exhibition at the Sea Scallop in Kampala has been by organized by FICTS Uganda and was opened by the greetings message of FICTS President, Prof. Franco Ascani read by Mr Dean Kibirige.

Martin Mugabi C.E.O Future Investments Group Ltd

The winners in Kampala will compete with other victorious participants in Milan, Italy where the World FICTS Final Challenge will be held in the first week of December, 2014.

 

“17 LIBEREC INTERNATIONAL FICTS FESTIVAL” IN CZECH REPUBLIC. THE WINNER IS...

The city of Liberec in Czech Republic was the seat – from 14 to 17 October – of the 17th edition of “Liberec International FICTS Festival”. The event was organized - in the framework of the Worldwide Championship of the Cinema and sport television “World FICTS Challenge” - by the “Sports and Physical Training Organization” of Liberec in collaboration with FICTS, Czech Olympic Committee, the Czech Union of Sport, Film and Television Association (FITES). The promoter of the Festival is Liberec Sport and Physical Education Organizations, Regional Organizations ČSTV in district Liberec. The Festival, presided by Milan Jirásek and by the V. President Ing. Vladimír Boháč, was directed by Dr Pavel Landa.


The Jury of the Festival - chaired by Dr František Kolář – was composed by Jakub Bažant, Jaroslav Černý, Hana Jarošová, Jiří Kratochvíl, Heike Hulánová, David Opatrný, Jiří Závozda. The winners – that will compete in “Sport Movies & Tv 2014” scheduled in Milano from 3rd to 8th December – are the follow.

  • THE OLYMPIC GAME – THE OLYMPIC IDEAS

"13th Chamber of Ondřej Moravec" directed by Alena Činčerová (Czech Television – Czech Rep.)

The author presents Ondrej Moravec not only as a successful Olympian and three-time medalist in biathlon at the XXII. Winter Olympics Games 2014 in Sochi, but also as a dour man who love to play sports and at a young age could overcome severe health complications and stand up from a wheelchair.

  • DOCUMENTARY

"Nak Muay" directed by Christian Muno, Raoul Schmitz, Fränk Muno (Samsa Film - Luxemburg)

The hero is a young man Kevin Haas, who decided to sacrifice everything to achieve his goal - to become the first world champion in Thai boxing from Luxembourg. Authors in it subtle form of dealing with not only his hard preparation and the actual struggle for the title, but also the doubts accompanyig him on his road to success and that had overcame especially in his head.

"Sparta – The Target with a large S" directed by Filip Slezák (Czech Television – Czech Rep.)

The Film about one of the oldest and most successful czech hockey club preserving the "traditional layout" of interviews, testimonies and archival footage, but does so with invention does not avoid the crisis situations in the history of the club and the hostility that club from the capital provoked among his rivals and their supporters.


  • SPORTS PERSONALITIES

"Thanks, Hanka!" directed by Tomáš Budka (Czech Television – Czech Rep.)

The film was made on the occasion of parting basketball player Hana Horáková-Machová with active playing career. It reminds her share of the results of large Czech women's basketball in the 21st century and through interviews with her teammates and coach it represents her as a strong personality, which has retained a nice relationship to her surroundings.

  • REPORTS

"Red Bull X-Alps" directed by Jiří Hölzel (Czech Television – Czech Rep.)

Report from extreme paragliding race across the highest Alpine peaks deliver not only the story of Czech participant Michael Krysta, who had to overcome, in the course, of severe physical and psychological crisis and coping with ignorance of the terrain, but also a dynamic process and the authors attempt to get to the reasons why such an extreme race complete.

  • CHILDREN AND SPORT

"The Cubs" directed by Aleš Valenta (Czech Television – Czech Rep.)

Prize was awarded to a sports magazine that prepares Aleš Valenta for children. Entertaining form and a child's eyes shows the individual sports disciplines and sport as a lifestyle and a good leisure time activities. Enter the competition part was dedicated to beach volleyball.

  • METHODICAL AND POPULAR EDUCATIONAL PICTURES

"Factor U: Longboarding" directed by Petr (Czech Television – Czech Rep.)

The film introduces the basic techniques of driving the "long board", which is becoming increasingly popular among the younger generation, with necessary utensils and protective equipment. It uses the knowledge and experience of the best Czech champion in this sport Lenka Salačová. It is great for children who fall under the spell of this sport.


  • THE JURY´S PRIZE

"A Fine Line" directed by Sébastian Montaz-Rosset (Lymbus, Montaz-Rosset Film - Spain)

The film about a young extreme runners Kilian Jornet, the jury praised not only the main character, who overcomes with an extraordinary efforts the snowy Alpine peaks by running, but in particular the work of the cameraman, who was with him and has to overcome all natural obstacles in order to give the viewer an exceptional experience.

"Grouchy – in the saddle" directed by Jakub Skalický (Czech Television – Czech Rep.)

Film in fun way confronts pensioner and the young generation and their tastes, this time with their art on special BMX bikes. The protagonists are also trying to learn and in its efforts lavishe admiration for young cyclists. In a way, also represents a methodological guide how to master this sport equipment.

"Fifty years of volleyball friendship Zittau – Hradek" directed by Jaroslav Jiránek, Andre Wunsche (Volleyball Club of Hrádek nad Nisou)

  • THE PRIZE OF JIŘÍ KÖSSL

The Czech Olympic Academy awards this prize to the proposal of the jury of the 17th annual Sportfilmu Liberec  goes to Jiří Ježek and David Vlk directors of "The Tour of my Life". The desire of both for the full-blown life, regardless of physical handicap, which was a result of injury or illness, is a great example for all who happened or may happen the same thing.


 

THE OFFICIAL FILM OF 2014 SOCHI WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES LAUNCHES “SPORT MOVIES & TV”

An exceptional “world premiere” will inaugurate “Sport Movies & Tv 2014 – 32nd Milano International FICTS Fest”, Final of World League of TV, Cinema, Communication and Sport Culture “World FICTS 2014” Challenge, Circuit of 16 Festival in 5 Continents scheduled in Milan from December 3rd to December 8th 2014. The organization of the event refers to FICTS (Fédération Internationale Cinéma Télévision Sportifs), 113 Nations affiliated, entity recognized by International Olympic Committee (IOC) located in Milan. The federation is presided over Prof. Franco Ascani, Member of the IOC Commission Culture and Olympic Education.


Italy, chosen among 205 affiliates countries to IOC (International Olympic Committee), will present, in first preview for the 5 Continents (compulsory entrance with invitation), Wednesday December 3rd (8:30 p.m.) - at Palazzo Giureconsulti (Piazza Mercanti 2 - next to Piazza Duomo) the “core business” of the event, “RINGS OF THE WORLD”, the official movie of Olympics Winter Games Sochi 2014 (22nd of Games story), directed by Sergei Miroshnichenko and produced by Ostrov Studio (Russia). A 90 minutes editing with emotional and captivating pictures telling the achievements of Games protagonists. The pain, fear, wish, the joy of winning and the bitter pill of a defeat. The invitations (until the sold out) have to be requested by sending a mail to the address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

“Sport Movies & TV 2014” will be structured in a program with 120 Projections among 958 reached from 55 nations of 50 Sport Disciplines (during the 6 days in 5 projections spot simultaneously), 8 Meetings, 2 Workshops, 4 Exhibitions, 2 Press conferences, 30 Award Ceremonies, 4 Related Events. The Auditorium Testori of Palazzo della Regione Lombardia (Piazza Lombardia, 1 next to Via Melchiorre Gioia 37 – Milano) will host, DECEMBER 4th (6 p.m), the Opening Ceremony” and DECEMBER 8th (6 p.m) the “Award Ceremony. 25 worldwide and European preview, 30 hours of Olympic exclusive pictures as well as the participation of prestigious guests, among Academy Awards Oscars 2014, upgrading the wide program of the Festival.

 
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