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.
Theatre “Piazzolla Tango” in Buenos Aires seat of "Opening Ceremony" of the Festival
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 and 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 Theatre “Piazzolla Tango” while the “core business” of the event, with Projections, Meetings, Exhibitions, Side Events, Workshops and Awards, will be the Cine El Plata and the Dirección de Museos - CABA.
FICTS – Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs President Prof. Franco Ascani met Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko in Kazan (Rep. of Tatarstan – Russia). Tatarstan Sport V. Minister Khalil Shaykhutdinov and “World” FICTS Final General Manger Diana Safarova took part to the meeting. Minister Mutko officially launched Russia candidadcy for 2016 as seat of the World Final of the 16 Festivals of “World FICTS Challenge” Wolrd Championship of Cinema and Television. The name of the city (four possible candidate cities for Russia) will be communicated by FICTS in the next days. During the meeting Prof. Ascani gave the first copy of “Manifesto of the Culture and image of Sports” to Minister Mutko who really appreciated the 30 points.
Kazan, 7 August. FICTS Presidente Prof. Franco Ascani (center) with the Russian Minister of Sport Mr. Vitaly Mutko and together with the “World” FICTS Final General Manger Mrs Diana Safarova
The four original Exhibitions (set at the Cinema Port 3D “Core Business” of “Kazan Worldwide Final of World FICTS Challenge 2015”) registered a great success of public showing that, through the power of sports and Olympic image and culture, you can launch a strong message to young people:
- “Olympic memorabilia”: 200 pieces including medals, pins, cards, pictures and various objects about Olympic history with moving Olympic images
- “Sport in China, in Beijing”: photos and images of sports culture of Beijing venue of the magnificent Olympic Games 2008 and Winter Olympic Games 2022.
- “Motor Sports and Cinema”: the most famous sports movies on motor sports posters – Ayrton Senna, Steve McQueen
- “Made in Italy”: pictures, images, objects about Italian fashion, sport, culture and art.
Kazan Arena Stadium big screen, the screen at the FINA Park and the Exhibition Space daily host the best Olympic images of all time with the aim of promoting the Olympic culture and its priceless values.
Sunday 9 August FINA Swimming World Championships 2015 and the “Kazan Worldwide Final of World FICTS Challenge 2015” ends at the same time in Kazan.
At the end of the, FICTS President Prof. Ascani, underlining the success of the event, said: “Russia is showing to have all the characteristics to host the great sports events. Cultural education is critical to Olympism, which has a moral strength and a great educational value, a universal message and a “Global Movement at the service of humanity”.
On Thursday 6th August (8 pm), at the “Hermitage Concert Hall” in Kazan (Rep. del Tatarstan – Russia), will take place the “Opening Ceremony” of the “Kazan Worldwide Final of World FICTS Challenge 2015” the Worldwide Final of 16 Festivals of “World FICTS Challenge”, World Championship of Sports Cinema and Television (in conjuction with FINA Swimming World Championships 2015) organized by the Ministry of Sport and Youth of the Republic of Tatarstan in collaboration and under the aegis of FICTS which promotes the sports values through images in 113 Member Countries in 5 Continents.
Kazan. FICTS President Prof. Ascani during Year to go to the XXXI Summer Olympic Games
The ceremony has been preceded by official press conference that has took place at the "Tatmedia" at the presence of the President FICTS (Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs) Prof. Franco Ascani, who yesterday was awarded with the "Laura Honoris Causa" by "Kazan Federal University" Rector Prof. Ilshat Gafurov, V. Ministry of Sport Khalil Shaykhutdinov, Dr. Diana Safarova General Director of the "World" FICTS Final, former Russian champion Nikolai Sergeyevich Valuev nicknamed the "Giant Russian" (2.13 meter high) who, as Primo Carnera, after hanging up his gloves nail embarked on a film career, the components the International Jury, Members of the Organizing Committee.
The President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov will attend the "Opening Ceremony" preceded by an initiative to celebrate the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016 that will start exactly in one year and open with the video message of the International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, together with Civil, Institutional Authorites, qualified guests of the sports and cinema world like: Vladimir Aleksandrovich Leonov Rep. of Tatarstan Minister of Sport and Youth, 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, Jeno Kamuti International Fair Play Committee President, Donna De Olympic gold medalist in Tokyo 1964), Member of “Women and Sport” IOC Commission, Seyed Amir Hosseini I. R. IRAN Chess Federation President.
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, 5 Side Events, 2 Workshops and 7 Awards of Olympic champions, prestigious international guests of television, sports and cinema. On 6th August has also been the “Boxing day” with the projection of the film – premiere - “Lady Hook” (directed by Farid Davletshin) the story of the young boxing champion Elvira Azizova who was attend to the projection together with Nikolai Sergeyevich Valuev and Managers of the Russian and Tatarstan Boxing Federation.
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.