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 PRESIDENT PROF. FRANCO ASCANI AWARDED WITH “HONOR OF ARMY”

The President of FICTS - Fédération Internationale Cinéma Télévision Sportifs Prof. Franco Ascani Member of the IOC Commission for Culture and Olympic Education was awarded on 20 of May, with the “Honor of Army” during the celebration for the 153 Anniversary of the Constitution of the Italian Army at the Teatro Dal Verme in Milano (Italy). More than 1.400 guests attended together with the Commander of Italian NATO General Giorgio Battisti and the Military Commander of Lombardy Army General Antonio Pennino.

Prof. Ascani was awarded with the following motivation: “With the noble aim to approach young people to the sport he has organized and conducted, in a praiseworthy manner, events of the first level in the name of the highest human ​​and sports values such as respect of the rules and the opponent, team spirit, discipline, self-control, loyalty and honesty. Tangible evidence of the closeness to the Military Institution and Army in particular, have always found more than adequate space and visibility within the events skillfully conceived and managed”.

 

 

"BAKU INTERNATIONAL FICTS SPORT FILM FESTIVAL" IN AZERBAIJAN FROM 18 TO 21 NOVEMBER

Baku, capital of the Republic of Azerbaijan, will host – from 18 to 21 November 2014 - the “2 Baku International FICTS Sport Films Festival”. The International event – 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 – it’s part of the “World FICTS Challenge” Worldwide Championship of Cinema and Sport Television.

Baku. Dr Abulfas Garayev Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan (left)
together with Prof. Franco Ascani FICTS President

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.

 

FOOTBALL PROTAGONISTS IN “SPORT MOVIES & TV 2014 - MILANO INTERNATIONAL FICTS FEST”: 3 - 8 DECEMBER

In the year of the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014, football will be among the protagonist to “Sport Movies & Tv 2014 – 32nd Milano International FICTS Fest” worldwide event of the “World FICTS Challenge” of the Worldwide Championship of Cinema and Sport television articulated in 18 Festivals that carried out in the 5 Continents from 3rd to 8th December in Milano (Italy).

“Sport Movies & Tv” is a qualified international moment of meeting for media, television broadcasters, networks, new media, production companies, producers, directors, Olympic Committees and Sports Federations, sports champions, radio, advertising and communication agencies that illustrate the world of sports through television and film documentaries, commercials, news reports, fiction, cartoons, etc. The 7 competitive Sections are: Olympic Games; 2. Documentary; 3. Tv Shows - New Technologies; 4. Sport & Society; 5. Movies; 6. Sport Adverts; 7. Movies & Tv Football. Submissions deadline is 18 July.

 

“WORLD FICTS CHALLENGE”: CHAMPIONSHIP OF CINEMA AND SPORT TELEVISION

FICTS promotes and organizes every year with free entrance for the audience, the “World FICTS Challenge” Worldwide Championship of Sport, Cinema and Television articulated in 18 Festival around the five Continents. The “World FICTS Challenge” is the main presentation mean that FICTS used for the promotion and the spread of the Olympic values and the sport culture, a competition for movies and television productions.

Through the “World FICTS Challenge”, the Federation promotes all around the world, the quality of sports images and the cooperation of those who work creatively in sports broadcasters and sport cinema. Each Festival of the “World FICTS Challenge” promotes an action that return in the strategy of the International Olympic Committee in order to keep the interest in the world sport companies, encouraging them to practice physical activity and Olympism. The event is characterized by high sport and organization quality and the wide international participation (journalists, professionals and industry experts, sports champions), produce a strong media, tourism and economic impact in the region, promoting the area's image outside of National boundaries.

 

 

 

“MARACANÃ, THE MOVIE” OPENS CINEFOOT - INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL FILM FESTIVAL IN RIO ON 22 MAY

A national premiere in Brazil will open the fifth edition of “Cinefoot - International Football Film Festival” (May 22 to 27) the itinerant Festival directed by Antonio Leal and organized by  Conexao Culturale e da Instituto Brasileiro de Estudos de Festivais Audiovisuais (IBEFEST) in framework of the Championship of Cinema and Sport Television “World FICTS Challenge”.

Maracanã, the movie” directed by Andres Varela and Sebastián Bednarik is the documentary that will be screened (at 8.30 p.m.) at the “Opening Ceremony” at the Space Itaú Film (Praia de Botafogo, # 316, Botafogo) in Rio de Janeiro. “Cinefoot” will take place then in the city of São Paulo (29th May – 3rd June) and Belo Horizonte (30th May – 4th June). From 10 June to 12 July – during the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 - will take place the “Cinefoot World Cup Tour”.

 

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