Milano (Italy) will host 27 to 31 October 2015, the General Elective Assembly of FICTS (Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs), recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). During the Assembly will be discussed and approved the lines of implementation of the “Manifest of Sport Culture” of the next four-year Olympic period elaborated by the four International FICTS Commissions (International Festivals, Market Right Television and Movies, Marketing and Communications, Youth, Education and Culture) that will be enriched with new operational proposals from members of the 113 affiliated Countries to the Federation. FICTS, chaired by Prof. Franco Ascani Member of the IOC Commission for Culture and Olympic Education, operating since 1983 to spread the message of culture and education of the sport, “global movement at the humanity’s service” based on universality, tolerance, ethics, respect, peace, discipline and fair play.
The guidelines for the drafting of the “Manifest of Sport Culture” can be summarized as follow.
FICTS, which makes use of its thirty-year experience in the organization of annual events with the same characteristics in different Countries of the world, promotes and increases the development of the Olympic values and the sports culture through the effective use of the power of the sports image. The main presentation means that FICTS used for that promotion is the “World FICTS Challenge” Worldwide Championship of Cinema and Sport Television, a competition for movies and television productions coming from 5 Continents articulated in 16 annual Phases.
FICTS realizes programs through socio-educational multi-cultural and multi-language projects in order to spread and to disseminate the ideals and the Olympic and Paralympic values in the daily life of the people. The projects, based on the use of images significant sporting and exciting to make the sport a unique communication tool, are inspired to education to the values of sport for all, of loyalty, of respect and of healthy lifestyles.
FICTS promotes meetings and collaboration among those whom work creatively in the sports sector, through Festivals, Meetings, Conferences, Debates, Congresses and Events, including specific initiatives (School and Young, Universities, Formation, Research, Archive, Exhibition, Publications, etc.) with the real involvements of National Olympic Committees (NOCs), of other International Federations and of Organizations, Governments and Non Governmental Organizations and everyone whose main goal is to promote sports at all levels and worldwide.
FICTS, which serves as a meeting point for the 1.172 Television sport channels, work in partnership with the “Culture and Heritage” Department of the IOC, for the promotion, spread and use of cultural Olympic images of all-time and of the official movies (restored) of the Olympic Games with the aim of further promote the Olympic culture and its priceless values through its stakeholders and through the 16 annual Festivals of “World FICTS Challenge”. FICTS works for the organization of a contest for audiovisual productions inspired by “the idea of Olympism” in order to transmit values education and training of the Olympic and Paralympic Movement through the use of footages, the web and social networks with the particularly involvement of young people in tune with the future “Olympic Television Channel” for the realization of which the FICTS has made available its know-how.
FICTS, in the context of today's globalization, considered fundamental issues of understanding and mutual respect of different civilizations, equal opportunities, cultural diversity, responsibility and social integration, the rights of persons with disabilities. FICTS believes that women are a fundamental element for a profitable development of culture and education. They are key figure in the social dynamics of contemporary society. FICTS encourages and sustains the role of women in sports, at all levels and in all structures, in the light of the principle of non-discrimination between men and women.