The following Festival’s Rules have been approved by FICTS Executive Committee on November 5th 2016.
Art. 1 – AIMS
FICTS aims to spread the knowledge and diffusion of sport movies and videos that, in different languages and different production forms, contribute to the development of artistic and cultural trends in TV and movies. The goals of this event are: to promote the quality of sports images; encourage producers to broadcast their images to emphasize the Olympic spirit; to promote and increase the Olympic values development and sport culture through the real use of sport image power; to encourage communication and collaboration among all those who work creatively in sport field; to favour meeting and co-operation of those who work creatively in sport broadcasting; stimulating and spreading the study, discussion and knowledge of creative and cultural issues related to these media; to stimulate the study, discussion and knowledge of creative and cultural issues specific to these two media.
Art. 2 – CONTENTS
All television, movie and new media productions dealing with sport, or having sport in all its different expressions as their main subject can participate in the Festivals. Productions with porno graphical contents will not be accepted, as well as works inspired by political, religious or racial fanaticisms.
Art. 3 – SECTIONS
All the movies, videos, TV shows, shorts and full length productions about any kind of disciplines (for videos about the football see comma 7) and its various expressions produced in period 2015/2016/2017 excepts for Documentary Section, will be allowed to compete in one of the following Sections:
a) OLYMPIC SPIRIT: works that promote Olympic Movement knowledge and its values through the spread of Olympic universal language and of its ethical-cultural-educational function. Stories, reportages about Olympic Games preparation and participation of Olympic Games protagonists from the past till the present.
During the phases of the “World FICTS Challenge” as well as during the Final, FICTS, agreed with the IOC Department of “Culture and Heritage” the will be shown – for the period of the Festival – the most significant Olympic footages to promote the values of Olympism.
DOCUMENTARY: Documented television or cinema chronicles and researches, concerning sport in all its forms and expressions, stories about champions, teams, events.
a) INDIVIDUAL SPORT
b) TEAM SPORT
c) GREAT CHAMPIONS: INDIVIDUAL SPORT /TEAM SPORT
TV SHOWS – NEW TECHNOLOGIES
a) SPORT PROGRAMS, TALK-SHOWS, SPORT ENTERTAINING NEW MEDIA including satellite nets, cable and local television (in case of series or TV episodes, it will be submitted only one episode without interruptions and publicity).
SPORT & SOCIETY:
a) SPORT VALUES, CULTURE AND EDUCATION: Intervention for sport social values (ethics, tolerance, respect, fair-play, social inclusion, peace, etc) and Sport as informational, educational and formative instrument.
SPORT AND DISABILITY: Integration and socialization of people with disability through the sports practice.
MOVIES: fiction shorts and featured films, TV movies and TV series (made by debut or well-known authors) – included CARTOON (also in computer animated) –having sport as main topic, sports events or the sports story champions that really existed or invented. For this Section it is necessary to send the artistic and technical cast information.
SPORT ADVERTS: (max 3 min) productions with sport as main topic using sport gesture and/or productions having sport champions as testimonials of products or initiatives: public service, non-profit, corporate and social campaign, the sport promotion, etc.
MOVIES & TV FOOTBALL: reportages, fiction, documentaries, featured and shorts films, champions or football team stories, events, television programmes, etc. having football as main topic in different applications: for television, cinema and for new technological platforms.