Maite Fandos Deputy Mayor for Quality of Life, Equality and Sport and President of Barcelona Olympic Foundation has officially opened at Auditorium of “Museu Olímpic i de l’Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch” located at the heart of the Parc de Montjuïca in Barcelona (Spain) the six edition of “BCN Sports Film 2015 – Barcelona International FICTS Festival” organized – in the framework of the “World FICTS Challenge” Worldwide Championship of Cinema, Sport and Television – by the Fundacio Olympic Barcelona in collaboration with Nikita Distribution, sponsored by El Corte Inglés and with support of FICTS – Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs.

From left: Juli Pernas, David Moner Codina, Carme Romeu Pecci, Maite Fandos

The Festival will be held in prestigious venues. At the “Awarding Ceremony” (May 9) will attend the FICTS’ President Prof. Franco Ascani.

The Corte Inglés, one of the Festival’s leading patrons, will be the seat of screening a series of especially selected competing films at the Sala Àmbit Cultural. Torre Barrina is a centre for audiovisual resources, laboratory for audiovisual projects and Hospitalet Municipal Centre for Multimedia Creation. The other venue is the “French Institute”, located close to the centre of Barcelona, is now part of the architectural patrimony of the city. Amongst the amenities are a multimedia library, an art gallery and an auditorium with seating for 330.

The Sala d’exposicions temporal of Museu Olímpic i de l’Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch (directed by Dr Juli Pernas Lopez) will host the Exhibition “Summits of my life”, a window on the world of Kilian Jornet six-time winner of the “Skyrunner World Series”, three-time champion of the grueling Ultra-Trial du Montblanc and several times winner of the World Mountain-Skiing Championships.

The Auditorium of Museu Olímpic i de l’Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch will be the seat – on May 7th (at 7.15 p.m.) – of the celebration of the 21st anniversary of “Teledeporte”, the sports programme of TVE Televisión Española (the national state-owned public-service television broadcaster in Spain) that saw the light of day in 1994 broadcasting the Lillehammer Olympics. Following the commemorative event for the first century of the Catalan Athletics Federation with a special session with some of the best shorts from the official section in which athletics will be the unrivalled king of the track.

The Organizing Committee has received more than 400 videos coming from 40 Countries among which: Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Ireland, Island, Italia, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, Thailand, U.K., USA. The Jury, composed by Albert Font (President of the Àreadaptada Association), João Garção Borges (producer, scriptwriter, critic and cinema and television programmer), Ferran Martinez (former Olympic basketball player and V. President of Barcelona Panathlon International), Bibiana Schönhöfer (artistic director of MÈDIT, the Menorcan Festival of Mediterranean Cinema”) and M. Encarnació Soler (President of Cinema-Rescat), will choose the winners of the “6th BCN Sports Film – Barcelona International FICTS Festival” that will compete in the “Worldwide Final of World FICTS Challenge 2015” in Kazan (Rep. of Tatarstan – Russia, 5 – 10 August) and in “Exsport Movies & Tv 2015” in Milano (Italy, 27 – 31 October).