The FICTS at the cinema
From 27 October to 1 November 2007, Milan will be hosting the “Sport Movies & TV 2007 - 25th Milano International FICTS Festival”. The International Sports Movies and Television Federation (FICTS), representing more than 100 countries, and recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), is organising this international event.
“Sport Movies & TV 2007” will be 10 hours a day of sporting spectacle told by the cinema and television for 200,000 spectators over six days. Six whole days of promoting sports culture through videos, documentaries, reportages, fiction, and TV ads.
During the Festival, the films produced by television networks, production companies, National Olympic Committees and International Sports Federations will be competing for the “Garland of Honour” in several categories, including “Olympic spirit”, “Documentaries”, “TV Programmes”, “Cinema” and “Sports Advertising”.
Sports culture honoured
The FICTS International Festival enables the IOC to make available to competitors and exhibition designers its unique collection of images (photos and videos). The Olympic institution sees this as part of its mission to disseminate the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect. An excellent example of how sports culture and the Olympic spirit can be experienced on a daily basis, not just when the Games are held.
The FICTS in a few words
The FICTS was founded in 1982 and recognised by the IOC the following year. Its main missions include:
- promoting sport as a show above all in the fields of cinema and television (production and distribution);
- creating a better knowledge of the sports world and of its moral values with authors, actors, directors, producers: all those who shoot films for cinema and television;
- realising together with the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) and the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) a wide network of free distribution of technical-didactic audiovisuals to give help above all to those countries where there is no possibility to promote and spread the practice of sport as an educational and social necessity.
For more information and entry forms, go to www.ficts.com
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