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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FICTS Festival

ALL THE SPORT OF POPE JOHANNES PAULUS II IN A VIDEO PRESENTED IN "SPORT MOVIES & TV"

The FICTS pays tribute to Pope Johannes Paulus II who, on 27 April together with Pope John XXIII, will be officially declared a Saint. Karol Wojtyla, for his great passion for the sport, will be remembered as “The Athlete of God” or “The sports Pope” as when he lived in Poland, used to play soccer, swimming, rowing and skiing.

Images draw from film “Pope Johannes Paulus II talks to sport” presented in worldwide
premiere at “Sport Movies & Tv 2003 – Milano International FICTS Festival”

In 2003 - in worldwide premiere - has been introduced during the “Opening Ceremony” of “Sport Movies & Tv” the video “Pope Johannes Paulus II talks to sport”. The production, edited by the Vatican Television Centre thanks to the availability directed by Father Federico Lombardi, by Dr Mario Farneti and Dr Massimo Lavena with the ideation of the Prof. Franco Ascani for FICTS. An exclusive and touching collection of all the thoughts, speeches and meetings His Holiness dedicated to Sport with unseen images of His juvenile sport activities with the comments of  the voice of H.H. Johannes Paulus II.


 

“SPORT MOVIES & TV 2014”: CLIMB AND CYCLING AMONG THE FIRST SUBMISSIONS

Sport, tv, culture, cinema and communication will be the protagonists, not only on the screen, from 3rd to 8th December, to “Sport Movies & Tv 2014 – 32nd Milano International FICTS Fest” worldwide event that will be held in Milano (Italy) inserted in the 14 Festivals of the Worldwide Championship of Cinema and Sport television “World FICTS Challenge” that carried out in the 5 Continents.

K2: Siren of the Himalayas” (Ursus Films - USA)

K2: Siren of the Himalayas” (Ursus Films - USA): documents the adventure, peril and serenity of a group’s attempt to climb the world’s most challenging peak on the 100-year anniversary of the landmark K2 expedition. “Unstoppables” (Black Train Films - UK) is the story of a group of passionate cyclists with disabilities united by a single goal.

The Official Rules is available on http://www.fictsfederation.it/rule_spmtv2014.pdf

The “Entry Form” is downloaded http://www.fictsfederation.it/entry_form.doc

The submission to “Sport Movies & Tv” can be paid directly by website www.sportmoviestv.com/festival/

 

PATRONAGE OF ITALIAN NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR UNESCO TO "SPORT MOVIES & TV 2014"

The Italian National Commission for UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - gives patronage to “Sport Movies & Tv 2014” worldwide event that will be held in Milano (Italy) inserted in the 18 Festivals (in the 5 Continents) of the Worldwide Championship of Cinema and Sport television “World FICTS Challenge”.

Prof. Giovanni Puglisi, President of the Italian National Commission for UNESCO has sent an official letter to FICTS President Prof. Franco Ascani in which recognizes “the high value of the event for the promotion of sport values”.

 

FICTS PATRONAGE TO XIХ INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL "CINEMA-YOUNG" IN SAMARA (RUSSIA)

FICTS - Fédération Internationale Cinéma Télévision Sportifs gives patronage to XIХ International Festival “Cinema – Young people” that will take place in Samara (Russia ) from 21 to 26 April 2014 (website: http://filmdeti.ru/пресс-релиз-xviii-международного-фестива/).

The event is organized by the regional branch of the “Order of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation” and the “Volga –Film” with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Culture of Samara Region, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Samara Region, the Theater “Samart”, the Honorary Consulate of Italy in the Region of Samara, Ulyanovsk Region, the Republic of Tatarstan and the National Tourism Agency ENIT .

The “Opening Ceremony” - dedicated to the 90th anniversary of “Mosfilm” - will take place on April 21, 2014 (at 6 p.m.) at the Philharmonic Theatre at the presence of renowned Russian filmmakers, the actors of the Theatre Centre “Samart” and students of Faculty of acting school and the Academy of Culture and Arts of Samara.

The “Closing Ceremony” is scheduled for April 25, 2014 at 3 p.m. at the cinema “Khudozhestvenny”. During the “Awards Ceremony” will be awarded to the best film in the age categories " 6 +" and "12 +" . First time in the history of the competition Film Festival held. A jury composed by professional directors will evaluate the works of the children, which will include representatives of the five children studios Samara region .

 

PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENT TO PROF. FRANCO ASCANI

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach confirmed – yesterday – appointed Prof. Franco Ascani in “IOC Culture and Olympic Education Commission” of which he belongs since 2010.

FICTS President Prof. Franco Ascani

The prestigious international assignment represents a significant recognition for the fifty-year activities dedicated to the sports movement by Prof. Franco Ascani, actual President of FICTS (Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs - www.sportmoviestv.com), President of the UESpT - Union Européenne Sport pour Tous, Director of the Master in “Sport Management, Marketing & Society” at the University of Milano-Bicocca.

The IOC Culture and Olympic Education Commission is presided by Dr Lambis V. Nikolaou.

The make-up of the Commissions, with an increase in female members (23 per cent), which provide assistance to the IOC and Olympic Games Organizing Committees, reflects the Olympic Movement’s commitment to universality. There will now be two more commissions chaired by women and a significant overall increase in the representation of members from Africa and Oceania.

02-04-2014

 
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