MILAN, WORLD CAPITAL CINEMA, TV, SPORT AND CULTURE
Milan – from November 7th to 11th – hosted “SPORT MOVIES & TV 2020 – 38th Milan International FICTS Fest” yearly “Final” of 20 Festivals of “World FICTS Challenge”, Television, Cinema, Sport Communication and Culture World Championship in 5 Continents: Beijing (Republic of China), Nairobi (Kenya), Lisbon (Portugal), Rotterdam (Netherlands), Tehran (Iran), Zlatibor (Serbia), Tashkent (Uzbekistan), Cortina d’Ampezzo (Italy), Kampala (Uganda), Liberec (Czech Republic), Pristina (Kosovo), Cote d’Azur (France), Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Buenos Aires (Argentina). Deferred to 2021 because of Covid-19: Indianapolis (USA), Barcelona (Spain), Rio de Janeiro (Brasil), Nagano (Japan), Kingston (Jamaica), Casablanca (Morocco), Soči (Russian Federation).
The event is organized, under the motto“FICTS is Culture through Sport”, by FICTS – Fédération Internationale Cinéma Télévision Sportifs (chaired by Prof. Franco Ascani: “IOC Commission for Culture and Olympic Heritage”) whose member countries are 123. The Federation is recognized by International Olympic Committee for which promotes the sports values through images.
“SPORT MOVIES & TV 2020”: ONLINE RECORD FIGURES
To avoid to the restriction due to COVID-19 (Red zone) the event did not take place in presence, but online for free on all devices (tablet, smartphone, etc.) through sportmoviestv.com homepage, www.mediasportgroup.tv (Main Partner) live streaming and on demand and on SKY Channel – MS Channel:
- 140 film selected among 970 participating works.
- 17.787 sport-themed audiovisual products (Olympic Games, World Champion, etc.) in the context of “FICTS –Digital Emotions” Programme
- 7 meetings, workshops, events.
All Festival “minute-by-minute”, the 6 complete episodes, including the Official Ceremonies and the webinars are available on demand for free on all devices at the link http://ms360.tv/?page_id=268#page-content.
Critical and public acclaim for five days characterized by an active international involvement and by an excellent quality of works participating from 5 Continents: 30 world and European Previews, 56 sports Disciplines, 803 Great champions on the screen, 107 Directors e Producers, 210 accredited Journalist, 70 National and International Guests, 85 Production companies e 1.725 Sports Tv Networks involved.
Festival counts a total of 467.663 views gained through live streaming, on demand at www.mediasportgroup.tv, through the integrated communication at www.sportmoviestv.com, the Mediasilo cloud platform and the FICTS social networks (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube).
The 38th edition of “SPORT MOVIES & TV 2020 – MILANO INTERNATIONAL FICTS FEST” took place in the name of wider participation.
The 140 Projections were divided into 10 Sections: 1) Olympic Game – Olympic spirit; 2) Documentary – Individual sport; 3) Documentary – Team sport; 4) Movies; 5) Sport & Society; 6) Sport and disability; 7) Sport Adverts; 8) Movies & Tv Football- Short; 9) Movies & Tv Football – Medium and feature; 10) Fast Sport Stories.
The list of winners is available at the link http://www.fictsfederation.it/juryminutes20.pdf.
During the Opening and Awarding Ceremonies (presented by the journalist Lorenzo Dallari) and the 7 Meetings, the personalities present were, among other,: Thomas Bach, International Olympic Committee President, Andrea Abodi, Istituto per il Credito Sportivo President, Ann Mari Albertsen, Icon TV Co-Founder, Robert Antonioli, 3 world gold medals in skiing moutaineering, Pier Bergonzi, “Sport Week” Director and “Gazzetta dello Sport” V. Director, Diana Bianchedi Fondazione Milano-Cortina 2026 Project Director, Milena Bertolini, Head Coach of Women’s National team and Coordinator of Women’s National football teams, Martina Caironi, Paralympics, gold medal in 100 mt sprint at London 2012 and Rio 2016, Martina Cambiaghi, Sports Minister in Regione Lombardia, Niccolò Campriani, 3 olympic gold medals in carbine at London 2012 and Rio 2016, Gianni Canova, film critic and University IULM Rector in Milan, Oxana Corso, Paralympics, 2 gold medals and 2 silver medals at London 2012 in 100 and 200 meters T35 category, Alberto Cova, gold medal at Los Angeles 1984 in 10.000 mt, Filippo Del Corno, Culture Minister in Municipality of Milan, Laura Delli Colli, National Union Film Journalists President, Margriet de Schutter, Olympic short track athlete and documentarist, Edin Dzeko, AS Roma and Bosnian National soccer team captain, Antonio Fantin, Paralimpics, 3 World and 4 European titles. World record holder in 50sl and 100s, Davide Fantoni, ICCJ Tokyo Secretary- General, Ivo Ferriani, IOC Executive Board Member, AIOWF– Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federation President, Carlo Fontana, AGIS President and alla Scala Theatre ex-superintender, Roberta Guaineri, Sports Minister of Municipality of Milan, Besim Hasan, Kosovo Olympic Commitee President, Zhang Jiandong, BOGOC Beijing 2022 Executive V. President, Aasif Karim, Safinaz Foundation President, (Kenya), Carolina Koster, bronze medal in figure ice skating at Sochi 2014, flagship at Turin 2006 and PyeongChang 2018, Dean Kibirige, Tv Kampala, Giovanni Malagò, CONI President, Carola Mangiarotti, Edoardo’s daughter (13 olympic medals), Ian Mickinley, former player and National rugby team Head Coach, Dino Meneghin, world basketball “Hall of Fame”, Alberto Milani, IACC New York President, On. Bruno Molea, CSIT International President and AICS President, Andrea Monti, Milano-Cortina 2026 Foundation Communications Director, Luca Pancalli, CIP President, Mario Pozza, Treviso-Belluno | Dolomiti Chamber of Commerce President, Unionecamere Vice-president, Francesco Ricci Bitti, ASOIF– Association of Summer Olympic International Federations President, Sara Simeoni, olympic gold, “Champion of the century” 1900-2000, Seleçao Internazionale Sacerdoti Calcio (Papa Francesco sent a warm congratulatory message), Francesco Toldo, goalkeeper v. European champion, On. Giusy Versace, paralimpics, bronze medal in 400 mt and silver medal in 200 mt at 2016 European Championship, Marino Vigna, Olympic gold in quarter of pursuit on the track “Rome ‘60”, Suor Elisabetta Stocchi and Suor Paola Chiara for the 30th year of foundation of Centro Culturale Sportivo “ASTERIA” (that hosted the live events).
– “OLYMPIC VALUES: YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW”
– “ROME ’60 SPECIAL” on the occasion of anniversary (60 years) of Olympic Games.
– “ITALYMPICS 2026: DESTINATION MILANO CORTINA”
– “WORLD ITALIAN CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE IN OLYMPIC VIEW”.
– “SPORT AT THE CENTRE”
– “4° PARALYMPIC INTERNATIONAL MOVIES & TV FESTIVAL”
– “CINEMA E TV TODAY: A CHANGING WORLD”
– “WORLD FICTS CHALLENGE 2021”
- All Festival information with the Press Kit, the Official Catalogue (104 pages) including all works and the Programme are available on sportmoviestv.com.
- Trailers and detailed description of the 140 “SELECTED” videos at the link sportmoviestv.com/selected/sport-movies-tv-2020/.
- The event counted on the support of MiBACT (Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali e per il turismo), Regione Lombardia, Comune di Milano, Istituto per il Credito Sportivo.