Sportfilm Liberec is dedicated to films about sports and is located in a magic city of LIberec in northern Czech Republic.
It is the 24th time the City of Liberec has played host to the international sports film festival this year and it will be held at an iconic cinema Varšava again. In 2019, Czech Television co-production film The Golden Betrayal was awarded a prestigious prize Guirlande d’Honneur by the jury of Milan Final. The award is known as Oscar for sports films. The guarantor of this festival series is the Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs (FICTS) joining 70 countries under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee. Sportfilm also cooperates with the running series Run Czech.

Olympic Ideas
Documentaries - up to 30 minutes
Documentaries - over 30 minutes
Sports personalities
Feature films and TV series
Methodical and popular science films
Sport ads and jingles
Online and Experimental

24TH SPORTFILM LIBEREC INTERNATIONAL FICTS FESTIVAL 2021

FESTIVAL STATUTES
ARTICLE 1
SPORTFILM LIBEREC INTERNATIONAL FICTS FESTIVAL 2021 is an international competition festival of television and theatrical films focusing on topics such as Olympic ideas, Olympic Games and sport. The aim of the festival is to award films in particular categories and the best film of all categories. The festival is intended to develop Olympic ideas by sports films, documentaries and reports.

ARTICLE 2
The festival programme consists of screening of competition and non-competition television and theatrical films and accompanying programmes.

ARTICLE 3
Submitted films must not be advertising in nature except for entries in advertisement spot category. It is necessary for the competition films to have premiered after January 1, 2015 and to be up to 60 minutes. In case the time limit is exceeded, the jury decides if the films can be accepted.

ARTICLE 4
The jury consists of 7 members. It is headed by the jury president. Each member has one vote. In case of the same proportion of votes the jury president is the one whose vote decides. The jury is appointed by the festival president on the organising committee's recommendation.

ARTICLE 5
The festival is headed by the festival president.

ARTICLE 6
SPORTFILM LIBEREC INTERNATIONAL FICTS FESTIVAL 2020 takes place in Liberec from September 30 to October 10, 2021. Its aim is to present submitted films. During the festival the organising committee makes decisions about other non-commercial screenings of submitted films and films from the festival archive on Czech Television, the Internet, in schools, public spaces or other places.

ARTICLE 7
The promoter of SPORTFILM LIBEREC INTERNATIONAL FICTS FESTIVAL 2020 is Liberecká sportovní a tělovýchovná organizace z.s., regional organisation of Czech Union of Sport in Liberec district in cooperation with SPORTFILM Liberec z.s.

The expert guarantors of this festival are Czech Olympic Committee, Czech Union of Sport, Czech Film and Television Union (FITES) and Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs – Milan, Italy.

ARTICLE 8
Competition films of particular categories can be submitted by their producers, filmmakers, owners, authors or legal persons by the deadline and to the address mentioned in the binding entry form. The submitter agrees with the public screening of submitted films during the festival and the following years in accordance with Article 6 and festival license terms available at www.sportfilm.cz.

ARTICLE 9
Competition categories:
- Olympic Ideas
- Documentaries - up to 30 minutes
- Documentaries - over 30 minutes
- Sports personalities
- Feature films and TV series
- Methodical and popular science films
- Sport ads and jingles
- Online and Experimental

ARTICLE 10
The jury awards prizes in particular categories and a grand prize of the festival. Czech Olympic Academy awards the Jiří Kössl prize on the jury's recommendation.

Overall Rating
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  • Melih Zulfu Aslan

    According to film freeway they selected my film but no one responded my mails and I have no idea what happened. So thanks for nothing I guess.

    May 2021
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    Response from festival:

    We are sorry to hear about your experience with our festival. The situation, where we needed to move everything online was. a bit new to us. Thank you for pointing out where we can be better for the next editions.

  • Petri Puroaho

    POTENTIAL TO BE VERY GOOD
    It was great to see my film being part of this filmfestival. Unfortunately, we have no idea if anybody saw our films. The communication was not succesfull with festival organizers because my emails were not answered. But the display of different films online was accomplished well and the YouTube streaming was interesting, even though I could not understand anything because there weas no subtitles. But overall thank you for the festival.

    October 2020
  • SPORTFILM Liberec is an outstanding film festival. full of amazing films, reports, documentaries and TV spots. Being a part of this in this year was such an honor! 💜

    October 2020
  • Thanks for selection at Festival

    October 2020
  • KULLACHAT JITCAJONWANICH

    The Great festival.
    We are truly honored.
    We are extremely excited.
    My team and I feel very honoured to submit our film to your festival. 

    October 2020