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IT’S GOING TO START “BEIJING INTERNATIONAL FICTS FESTIVAL”: 13 JULY IN CHINA
Beijing (P.R. of China) will host, from 13 to 19 July - the “Beijing International FICTS Festival” organized by the BODA - Beijing Olympic City Development Association in collaboration with the FICTS as part of the “11th Beijing International Sports film Week” which aims to promote the development of sports movies and the Olympic ideals as well as to transmit the Olympic legacy and to promote Beijing of the bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Info on http://www.sportsfilm.org/.
On July 15 will be held the Forum “How to develop China’s sports movie subjects in innovation” co-organized with Beijing Xiaobang’s Hope Culture Media Co., Ltd. During the Festival will be officially presented the International Forum “New Sport Movies and television market trends”, a stepping stone let alone a showcase for the International Forum that Beijing will host in 2016 in one location leading international sports media: Federations, Organizations, Clubs, Brand, Sponsor, Network, New Media Producers and Providers service. In the 11th Beijing International Sports Film Week, total of 42 films from over different Countries were selected for such 5 sections: “Rendezvous upon Ice & Snow”, “Outdoor Extremes”, “Global Sports”, “Sports Stories” and “China Power”.
Ever since it was founded, Beijing International Sports Film Week (hereinafter referred to as “BJISFW”) has been repositioned, especially after the 2008 Olympics, to strengthen cooperation with domestic and international agencies, positively devote itself to the creation and prosperity of the Chinese sports film culture, promote international exchanges and popularization on excellent sports film & TV programs and forge sports film & TV brand campaigns with international profile and authority. The last decade has seen it gradually became an event with certain reputation and authority. 2015 marks the beginning of another ten-year development period, during the event will carry on its objective of Inheriting the Olympics and Promoting Development, focus on and offer support for Beijing’s bid for the Olympic Winter Games, expand event contents and innovate its operating mode.
To promote Beijing of the bid for the Winter Olympic Games, the 11th Beijing International Sports Film Week will be held at China Millennium Monument from July 13th to 19th, 2015, before the announcement of the voting result of the 2022 Winter Games. Six major theme activities will be held including works’ collection and selection for Sport Movies &TV Milan International FICTS Festival World Finals, screenings of sports movies & TV, Sports movies & TV forum or salon, sports culture exhibition and demonstration, square games, press conference and opening & closing ceremonies, which will highlight the special topic of winter sports events on the basis of the bidding slogan “Joyful Rendezvous upon Pure Ice & Snow”.
In the 11th Beijing International Sports Film Week, total of 42 films from over ten countries were selected for such 5 major sections as “Rendezvous upon Ice & Snow”, “Outdoor Extremes”, “Global Sports”, “Sports Stories” and “China Power”. The “Rendezvous upon Ice & Snow” section is that aimed at supporting the Beijing for its bidding for the Winter Olympic Games has brought forward the charm of the winter sports to Beijing before their extensive lovers in advance; “Outdoor Extremes” carefully selected the records of ultimate challenges from the world, including romantic summiting journey of songstresses, survival challenge on the harsh Antarctic ice and drifting in the rain forests of South America and the Himalaya valleys that fully present the exquisite natural sceneries; in “Global Sports”, you’re offered 8 documentary films revealing moving stories between sports and humanity, history, culture and nation; the “Sport Stories” section is composed of a thought-provoking football tragedy, a joyful Russian comedy and a series of quality sports micro-films perfectly fit for teen-agers; in “China Power”, the latest excellent domestic sports film works are presented, most of which have their debuts on the stage of the Sports Film Week.
During the event, a unique and refreshing square sports meeting will be held at the China Millennium Monument, including floorball, Fancy basketball, cage football and trampoline experience. In every evening, the open cinema will be available for the public. Exhibitions are covering a wide range of topics and varieties including the Winter Olympics picture show themed as “the Unceasing Passion”, special picture show of “The Memory of Ice & Snow in the Late Qing Dynasty and the Republican Period”, the picture of “Chen Binpeng’s Hundred Marathons in Hundred Days”, the Zhangjiakou Weixian County Folk Paper-cut Show themed as “Cutting-out for Ice & Snow and Expecting the Winter Games”, winter games instruments show, Idoing GYM exhibition and Outdoor Classes for Youth will be held at the Digital Art Museum of the China Millennium Monument.
On July 13th, the opening ceremony for the Beijing International Sports Film Week will be held on the north square of the China Millennium Monument, followed by a night ice & snow running themed as Supporting Winter Games and Releasing Passion on Ice & Snow. The closing ceremony will be held in the Digital Art Museum of the China Millennium Monument on July 19, during which the winning entries list will be announced and different performances on the Winter Olympics bidding song will be presented to support the bidding efforts for the 2022 Winter Games.
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