“SPORT MOVIES & TV 2024” is the World Final of 20 Festivals (around the 5 Continents) of the “World FICTS Challenge” Championship of Television, Cinema, Communication and Sport Culture scheduled in Milan (Italy), on November 5-9.

New location in the hearth of Milan will be the “Core business” of the event (entrance by invitation upon necessary confirmation) articulated into 100 Projections, 4 Meetings, 2 Workshop, 4 Exhibitions, 2 Press Conference, 30 Awards of international guests, 20 Side Events.

A program with several appointments articulated in 10 prestigious venues, a “Widespread Festival” across the whole of Milan territory which will transform the city into a place dedicated to professionals, fans and tourists of any age. All the admitted productions to the Festival will have maximum visibility at the international level. In addition to appearing on the program of the event, a detailed illustrated booklet is included in the Catalogue of the Festival, in the “Selected” and “General Archive” section on the official website of FICTS while the trailer will be published online in the same section.
A Selection Commission of the Federation will choose some of the best productions that will be sent to the Festivals of the “World FICTS Challenge 2024”.

The International Jury, composed by 7 exponents of cinema, television, media, sport and culture coming from Countries that don’t participate to the Festival, will assign “Guirlande d’Honneur” (“Oscar of Cinema and Sport Television”), “Mention d’Honneur”, “Special Awards” for each 7 Sections.

The event - through “FICTS is Culture through sport” slogan - is organized by FICTS - Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs, joined with 130 Member Countries (chaired by Prof. Franco Ascani Member of “IOC Commission for Culture and Olympic Heritage”) and recognized by the International Olympic Committee for which it promotes the values of sport through footages.

The productions sent to the Organizing Committee are evaluated by an international jury that will assign the "Guirlande d'Honneur", the "Mention d'Honneur" and the Special Awards for each of the Sections.

Authorities, numerous sports, film and television personalities, with the intervention of the main network, will attend the "Gala Award" of "SPORT MOVIES & TV 2024". Established in 1983, the "Guirlande d'Honneur" Award, designed by Silvio Gazzaniga, the sculptor of the Soccer World Cup, which reproduces the laurel wreath of the winners of the first Olympic Games, is assigned to the best productions in the respective categories of the Festival and to the characters of Sport, TV, Film and Journalism that "have played a significant role in the promotion of the sports image and the cultural and ethical values of sport"

- “Candido Cannavò” Award for the “Olympic Spirit”
- “Premio della Critica - Targa Bruno Beneck” Award
- “Sport and Solidarity” Daniele Redaelli Award
- “Opera Prima - Enrica Speroni” Award by “Gazzetta dello Sport” .
- “Gentlemen – Fair Play” Award

In order to submit the productions (the number of works for each participants is unlimited) to the Festival, it’s obligatory to send – in digital format (mailto: info@ficts.com) - within and no later July 31, 2024 (the date is mandatory – see Art. 4 /Section 1) through files senders (wetransfer, vimeo, myairbridge, etc.) or though link to downloadable files (vimeo, youtube, etc.) the following items:

a) Entry Form (www.fictsfederation.it/festivalform.doc) properly filled in (and signed) with Brief synopsis of the video in Italian and English;
b) Copy of video in MP4 (Ultra HD) or MOV H264 format with English subtitles if the original version is in a different language. The Organizing Committee also agrees to request a copy of the works in Digital Cinema Package (DCP) compliant with the DCI directives.
c) Copy of trailer (max. length of 3’) in MP4 (Ultra HD) or MOV H264 format to publish on FICTS website in “Trailer Section”, to be showed on televisions, during the “Award Ceremony”, etc.;
d) Bio filmography of Director and/or the Actors and the post-production dialogue list;
e) Digital HD pictures to be used for the Official Catalogue, Press Office, website and Festival promotional campaign;
f) Payment proof of the Entry Fee;

The set of forms must be filled out in English and Italian languages. A not readable, not understandable and/or incomplete documentation (lack of synopsis, lack of stills or video in different requested format, etc.) will implicate the EXCLUSION of the productions from the Festival.
The Entry fee is:
• € 60 (sixty euro) for all the productions;
• € 25 (twenttyfive euro) film realized by a first-time director who has never directed, either individually or jointly with another director, any feature film or which has been distributed in cinemas.

Overall Rating
  • Un festival eccezionale. Si respira proprio la caratura internazionale e i valori che promuove.

    November 2023
  • Awsome expirience! I think they should have more meetings, gatherings and thinf for networking.
    The Cinema centrale wiche played my movie was awsome!

    Great time, the hospitality of all people involved was awsome

    November 2023
  • There are simply not enough words to express our gratitude to Prof. Ascani, Dr. Abodi, Nick Bigtower, Enzo Capiello, the entire festival committee and jury for awarding our film the FICTS Award for the opera prima "Olympic Storytellers" section. We are beyond humbled.
    The communication, professionalism and welcoming candor throughout were world class, and we can only hope to be part of future installments of this festival with other projects.
    Grazie mille!!!

    November 2023
  • Noah Ga

    Maybe the best sport festival I’ve seen.
    Great organisation & people. I recommand to submit your sport film.

    November 2022
  • Laura Field

    It was such a great opportunity to participate in this great event. Hopefully, we can be there in person next year!

    March 2021