Great success for the Rotterdam Sportfilm International FICTS Festival

23 May 2022

The LantarenVenster Cinema hosted, with great success, the “ROTTERDAM SPORTFILM – INTERNATIONAL FICTS FESTIVAL” in Rotterdam (Netherlands) on May 17th. The event was organized by Rotterdam Topsport in collaboration with FICTS – Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs as part of the “World FICTS Challenge” International Circuit.

The Festival was articulated into successful screening of 19 short and long form sports films, a sports photo Exhibithion. The winners selected by the Jury will participate in the World Final “SPORT MOVIES & TV” scheduled in Milan from 9 to 13 November.

Boxing film “Body & Mind” by Mark Redan was awarded the Rotterdam Sport Film Award 2022.

The pictures of the Festival are available HERE

During the presentation of the Rotterdam Sport Film Award the winner of the 3 films nominated for this annual award will be announced. The nominated films with a Rotterdam link are Jaïr, go-getter with pleasure , Body & Mind and Anna’s Tocht .

The Special Screening – Gladiators aan de Maas was a program for invited guests of the annual boxing event Gladiators aan de Maas, which was organized in Rotterdam.

The ‘Best of SFFR’ program with Best of SFFR – International Shorts with the short films Play like a girl, Les Aigles de Carthage , A Second Family (winner Sport & Society Film Award SFFR 2021), The Curiosity of Edward Pratt , “Point in Line” and “Outswing” (Winner Best Short Film & Best Direction SFFR 2021).

Dutch short films were central to the Best of SFFR – Dutch Shorts program of sreening: “My Meditation”,”Yusef y Ramiro”, “Dutchess of the Sea and Frank Curiel: A Baseball Story.

The evening finished with Best of SFFR – By Rook or Left Hook – The Story of Chessboxing starring SFFR Hall of Famer Iepe Rubingh.