It’s official: “SPORT MOVIES & TV 2020” in Milan from November 7 – 10. Call for entries

22 May 2020

It’s official: the 38th edition of “SPORT MOVIES & TV – MILAN INTERNATIONAL FICTS FEST”, Final of 20 Festival (in the 5 Continents) of the “World FICTS Challenge” Worldwide Championship of Television, Cinema, Culture and Sports Communication, will take place regularly despite of the emergency of the coronavirus has caused the postponement of several Festivals.

The Executive Committee of the FICTS – Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs (chaired by Prof. Franco Ascani and recognized by the International Olympic Committee) which promotes the sports values ​​through footages in the 121 joined Countries, has decided that Milan (Italy) will host the Final from November 7 to 10, 2020 under the slogan “Let’s start again with sport and culture”.

A different edition for covid-19, with safety measures, social distancing in the projection points at the Palazzo Regione Lombardia, venue of the Festival with Official Ceremonies which will be attended by famous personalities including Olympic and world champions, directors and producers, actors, etc.

The Organizing Committee of “SPORT MOVIES & TV – MILAN INTERNATIONAL FICTS FEST” is also evaluating the possibility of using the technology with projections of some works in competition on the Mediasilo platform in 2.0 mode as well as on the FICTS website www.sportmoviestv.com, with a window dedicated to the testimonies and interventions of the protagonists, directors and producers of the productions in competition connected in streaming from the 5 Continents.

The event is a considerable “world showcase” for worldwide networks (including representatives of the 1,725 ​​sports TV channels of the 5 continents), new media, production companies, producers, directors, Olympic Committees and sports Federations, sports champions, radio, advertising and communication agencies that will illustrate the universe of television and sports cinema through documentaries, commercials, reports, fiction, cartoons, etc. in one of the 7 competitive Sections: 1) Olympic Spirit, 2) Documentaries, 3) Paralympics, 4) Sport & Society, 5) Movies, 6) Movies & Tv Football, 7) Tv and weblog. There will be selected 50 productions, including 20 World Premiere.

A five-days kermesse of TV, Cinema, Communication and Sports Culture in which sports stars such as CR7, Messi, Edin Dzeko, Vladimir Petrov, Alina Kabaeva, Usain Bolt, Sebastian Vettel, Roger Federer will alternate, on screen and online with a new formula (documentaries, reportages, spots, fiction, cartoons, etc. with sport as protagonist) through Meetings, Exhibitions (including “From Beijing 2022 to Milan-Cortina 2026” and 100 Olympic Memorabilia of all time), Workshops, activities and performances and a space for the young people selected among the 42,000 participants of 63 schools who started the “Sport at home” activities. For the youngest, there will be a special section on cartoons.

Registration opened since May 18th.

In order to submit the sport productions into “Sport Movies & Tv 2020”:

Official Rules on http://www.fictsfederation.it/rules_spmtv2020.pdf.

Entry form: http://www.fictsfederation.it/festivalform.doc.

Film Free Way: it’s possible to submit the productions also through the platform in the page dedicate to the Festival at link https://filmfreeway.com/SportMoviesTv.