FICTS – Fédération Internationale Cinéma Télévision Sportifs (123 Member Countries), recognized by the International Olympic Committee for which it promotes Olympic and sports values integrating them with culture through Television, Cinema and New Media – for the 2021 Olympic Year” – will develop, according to the deliberations of the FICTS Assembly (January 28th, 2021), an exceptional Program for the International Activities with the realization – in person – of 20 Festivals (in the 5 Continents) of sport culture which will end, from November 26 to 30, 2021, with the World Final “SPORT MOVIES & TV – 39th MILANO INTERNATIONAL FICTS FEST” scheduled in Milan (Italy) which, together with Cortina, will be the future city host of the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
It has been approved the Official Calendar of “World FICTS Challenge 2021”, 20 Festivals of Worldwide Championship of Television, Cinema, Communication and Sport Culture:
- EUROPE: Lisbon (PORTUGAL), Rotterdam (NETHERLANDS), Barcelona (SPAIN), Cote d’Azur (FRANCE), Zlatibor (SERBIA), Sochi (RUSSIAN FEDERATION), Cortina d’Ampezzo (ITALY), Sarajevo (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA), Liberec (CZECH REP.), Pristina (KOSOVO).
- ASIA: Tehran (I. R. IRAN), Nagano (JAPAN), Beijing (CHINA), Tashkent (UZBEKISTAN).
- AFRICA: Kampala (UGANDA), Nairobi (KENYA).
- AMERICA: Indianapolis (USA), Rio de Janeiro (BRAZIL), Kingston (JAMAICA), San Paolo/Recife (BRAZIL), Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA).
- OCEANIA: Sidney (AUSTRALIA)
The Grand Final “SPORT MOVIES & TV 2021”: five days of television, cinema and sport culture, 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. FICTS will contribute to the promotion of the Tokyo 2021 and Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Games through several events during the Final in Milan.
During the Assembly the “FICTS DIGITAL EMOTIONS” Project has been presented (it will start from in March). FICTS has created the International Sports Image Platform “SPORTMOVIESTV.COM”: integrated, simple and secure to access audiovisual contents and tooffer a complete and profound overview, in order to spread sport and cinematographic culture and to relive footages of sport “Global Movement at humanity’s service”, of TV, of the 7th Art and its protagonists.