“SPORT MOVIES & TV 2020” 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 7 - 11.

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 (in 6 points of 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 2020”.

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 121 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 works sent to the Organizing Committee are evaluated by an international jury that will assign the "Guirlande d'Honneur 2020", 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 2020". 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” will be delivered by the son Alessandro and by Mrs Franca to remember the “Direttore” of the Gazzetta dello Sport.

• “Premio della Critica - Targa Bruno Beneck” 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 within and no later September 2, 2020 (the date has been delayed) the following items:
a) Entry Form properly filled in and signed www.fictsfederation.it/festivalform.doc.
b) Copy of video in MOV or MP4 format (Full HD);
c) Copy of trailer (maximum length of 3 minutes) separately from the main work, to be revised on FICTS website in Trailer Section in order to be showed on televisions, during the “Award Ceremony” and open-close air projection on maxi-screen;
d) Bio filmography of Director and/or the Actors;
e) Brief synopsis of the video in Italian and English. For all the works in different languages than English and Italian, it is needed the subtitled and post-production dialogue list;
f) Appropriate digital photographic documentation in high resolution format to be used for the Official Catalogue, Press Office, website and Festival promotional campaign;
g) Payment proof of the Entry Fee;
h) Paper promotional materials (please don’t send files): posters, flyers, brochures, gadgets, etc. to be shown during the Festival. The promo materials must be sent to FICTS Headquarters within and no later July 15, 2020, to the following address:

Via De Amicis, 17- 20123 Milano (Italy)
Tel.: +39 02 89409076
Website: www.sportmoviestv.com;
E-mail: info@ficts.com – info@sportmoviestv.com

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 and video in different requested format, etc.) will implicate the EXCLUSION of the productions from the Festival.

Entry fee is 70 € (seventy euro) but till July 20 (€ 40) and include:
1.Secretariat rights
2.Free registration of producer/director to FICTS for 2020
3.The participation in the “World FICTS Challenge”
4.The reduction of 50% of the cost of the overnight stay (max 2 persons) in the Hotel 4* (in the city center of Milano) in rates with FICTS (that will take charge of the remaining 50%) for directors and producers of the submitted productions to the Festival.
Occasional withdrawing should be communicated to the Organizing Committee within and no later than September 1, 2020.
All the official communication will be send by e-mail.

N.B: The works of current and past editions having the title “Selected” will be able to participate in the other Festivals in Italy, upon FICTS approval, because of the Federation recognizes, in Italy, only “Sport Movies & Tv” in Milano.

• FICTS will pay the 50% of the cost of the overnight stay in the Admiral Hotel (4 **** in Via Domodossola, 16) for all the period of the Festival if the hotel reservation arrived by and no later than September 15th (www.fictsfederation.it/hotelreservationform.doc). Admiral Hotel, with over 6,000 pieces of memorabilia about cinema in exposition, is located just opposite (50 meters) to the CityLife park, the most exclusive residential area in Milan with an area of 255.000 square meters who offers three shopping areas that offer their own unique experience with plenty to discover (80 stores, 1 supermarket, 20 restaurants and bars and 7 movie theater screens with a total of 1.200 seats). The Admiral Hotel - connected to the entire underground network - enjoys easy access to the city center and shopping areas being 30 meters from the Metro (M5 stop Domodossola) as well as the Milano Nord Domodossola train station directly connected to the Malpensa Express to airport. You can reach Piazza Duomo (venue of the Festival) in 13 minutes by tram n° 19 (V.le Boezio stop in front of the hotel).

Overall Rating
  • Arnaud Sauli

    I’m not recommend this festival.
    The films are broadcast in the permanence hall of a high school. No audience other than teenagers will attend the screenings since the location of the festival is not indicated and the broadcast times are from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Not obvious when we are working!) If it’s a good initiative to show documentaries at high school students, unfortunately for them, the films are not subtitled in Italian.
    During the festival, no meetings between directors, no debates or forums are organized. No meeting places. What a pity !
    The ceremony takes place in a prestigious theater in Palermo. More than 300 people attend an awards ceremony but without having seen the films! They come for the interludes between the awards. High school students aren’t invited. And this is a festival without a jury !? In any case, they weren’t present at the ceremony.
    The difference between the screening location and the ceremony is almost shocking !
    Xavier Champagnac

    March 2020
    Response from festival:

    Dear Mr Xavier Champagnac,

    we think that there's mistake in your comment as you have mixed up two Festival. You have mentioned Palermo (as host city of the event) but you wrote the negative review to "Sport Movies & Tv" Final of "World FICTS Challenge" (that include the Festival of Cote d'Azur where you won last year) held in MILAN (where you participated in 2019) and not in Palermo. So we thinked that you must changed the recipient (and maybe to cancel this negative review in this page). Thanks for your attention and collaboration.
    Best regards

    FICTS Fédération Internationale Cinéma Télévision Sportifs
    General Secretariat

  • A great festival with a wonderful atmosphere and very kind staff. Our film “17 Seconds” was part of the 2019 festival and both the director and producer who attended the festival had a terrific experience. Thank you Sport Movies FF!

    November 2019
  • it was quite strange that between films there was no time for any introduction, Q&A or other audience interaction. the room lights don't even go on. i missed an interview opportunity because a journalist didn't know i was sitting just a few meters from him..! only by accident i bumped into him later. i hope they will change this in future editions.

    November 2019
  • H James Gilmore

    Highly recommended-- one of our favorites on the festival circuit. We didn't know what to expect, but were very pleasantly surprised. Filmmakers treated especially well by the festival with discounts on hotel rooms, complimentary dinners, and the best awards ceremony I've been to yet!

    Screenings were held in a lovely old building right in the center of Milan-- and while audiences tended to favor the Italian and European productions, everybody went out of their way to be nice. Plus it was great to see Milan. If your project involves sports in any way, this is a really great festival to enter.

    November 2018