Message of FICTS President Prof. Franco Ascani

13 Apr 2020

Dear Friends, Dear Members of “FICTS Family”,


we are going through an unprecedented period that is involving the whole world.

FICTS – Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs (joined  with 121 Member Countries) recognized by the International Olympic Committee which in these years has been, together with You, a point of reference and elaboration of sports culture, intends to send a message of solidarity and change to the “FICTS Family” convinced that – through sport and culture – together we can resume that path that has been stopped in recent months. Culture (including cinema) is a fundamental element for sport that is as a “global movement at the humanity’s service”, a great educational tool for social change and a great growth of citizens.

In this period of “social distances”, the social media (as well as the official website of the Federation help us to feel closer. The FICTS staff, who has never stopped (working remotely), wants to relaunch this message of hope through a space, reserved for You, where you can post your sports and/or cultural experiences “at home” and can tell how everyone is living and facing the situation in their own Country (moments of daily life, sport at home, stories, etc.). Thus was born the Project “FICTS Family”: upload the video (max. one minute) and/or photos on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtags #WeAreFICTS #FICTSFamily and tag the Federation @ficts.federation. The material received will give rise to a “video diary” with all the told stories that will be shown on the occasion of “SPORT MOVIES & TV – 38th MILANO INTERNATIONAL FICTS FEST”, the World Final of the 20 Festivals (in the 5 Continents) that FICTS confirms held in Milan (Italy) from November 10 to 15, 2020.

The Federation has also made available, free of charge, to Members of the “FICTS Family” and to users and fans of sports and cinema – a selection of 200 sports films (available for all devices: tablets, smartphones, laptop, etc.) from its archive: an exclusive opportunity to explore sports cinema with exciting images. To access to the catalog and view the films for free, fill in the “Form” at the link Together we can start again stronger than before because of sport unites and eliminates the distances which, in this period, we have felt the weight of. The challenge we are facing can only be overcome by joining all the common objective forces: no one is able to win this fight (“war”?) alone.