“BCN International FICTS Festival”: from May 8 to 12 in Barcelona

11 Apr 2017

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary, the city of Barcelona celebrates with a special program of cultural and sports events which are designed to reflect the role that the Games of Barcelona ’92 Olympic played on the renaissance and development of the city. The “BCN Sports Film – Barcelona International FICTS Festival” (https://www.bcnsportsfilm.org), which will take place in Barcelona (Spain) from 8th to 12th May 2017, will dedicate a special session to the ’92 Games to which will participate some Olympic champions of all time, including judoka Miriam Blasco, first gold medal in the Spanish Olympic history (Barcelona ’92). The event is organized – within the World Cinema and Sport Television Championship “World FICTS Challenge” – by the “Fundacio Barcelona Olimpica” directed by Dr. Juli Pernas Lopes (director of the Museu Olimpic i de l’Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch) in collaboration with Nikita Distribution, with the support of the FICTS, the Barcelona City Council and the Spanish Olympic Committee. The FICTS President Prof. Franco Ascani will participate in the “Opening Ceremony” scheduled at the Museu Olimpic i de l’Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch May 8th.

In the Museu Olímpic, in the context of the “Olympic Images – Olympic Values ​​– Olympic emotions through the world” promoted by the FICTS in accordance with the Foundation for Culture and Olympic Heritage of the IOC, will be projected – during the entire period of the Festival – exclusive images of the Olympic Games of all time, a montage of 45 minutes to promote, worldwide, Olympism, Olympic Culture and the “Sport for all.”

On Tuesday, May 9th will be a discussion on “Sport, the Olympic Games and their place in the TV of the future” in the presence of producers, directors and professionals from the world of sport, including Paloma del Río (RTVE journalist that has participated in 14 editions of Olympic Games), José Ramón Díez (Director of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies in Barcelona in 1992, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Torino 2006, Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Sochi 2014) and Isidoro Moreno, Engineering Manager at Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS ).

The jury, composed by Dr Marta Clari (4th V. Mayor of Barcelona with responsibility to the citizens’ rights management), Jorge Barrio (producer and founder of Laimar Films), Luce Grosjean (producer and member of the Association Française du Cinéma d ‘Animation), Manuel Ibern (V. President of the Catalan Swimming Federation), Vicky Marco (film producer), decreed the winners of the Festival who will attend automatically in the World Final “Sport Movies & Tv 2017” scheduled in Milano from 15 to 20 November.