BCN Sports Film is part of the World FICTS Challenge, an international circuit of 18 festivals dedicated to sports-themed audiovisual productions. The Fédération Internationale Cinéma te Télévision Sportifs (FICTS), founder and sponsor of the circuit, is a non-profit association that, with the collaboration of the 116 member countries and the International Olympic Committee, promotes Olympism, and the ethical and culture of sport through cinema and television.
The main objectives of the BCN Sports Film are research, dissemination and knowledge of audiovisual creations related to sport in general. The phenomenon of sport as a representation of society explains its importance as a show, but there is nothing better than this show in a cinematographic key to understand its virtues.
Remember that the sessions are free, but you have to book the ticket.
The 2023 edition of the BCN Sports Film Festival
In the 13th edition of the BCN Sports Film Festival you will be able to see 67 productions spread over 7 venues. All the sessions will be free and there will be documentaries, fiction and animation short films and unpublished audiovisual productions.
The most outstanding films
Among the selected productions, The Queen of Basketball stands out, a documentary that won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Film in 2022, directed by Ben Proudfoot and produced by Shaquille O'Neal and Stephen Curry. The documentary tells the impressive story of Lucy Harrys, who scored the first women's Olympic basket, and was the first and only woman officially selected. Also noteworthy are El triple de la meva vida, a documentary framed in the celebration of the centenary of the Catalan Basketball Federation; Perseguint un somni, which tells the story of the best soccer player in the world, Alexia Putellas; Paris, the Parkour Mecca, a pure injection of adrenaline for lovers of adventure and outdoor sports; Basti - Teddy, an animated film that follows the story of a professional boxer who had to fight in German death camps; Prazinburk Ridge, also an animated tale, but in this case about a former rugby union player for Great Britain during World War I; Square Foot, Uncle Maurice, the productions of Athleticus, Green-Fit or Kayak will show us the funniest face of sport; and finally, two stories of overcoming: Things to tell you before a tunnel, a documentary about Lía and her father, who will face an unknown world when the doctors tell the little girl that she will lose her vision; and Beyond the Summit, which tells us the story of Sebastián "Zuko", who lost the mobility of his legs and, but decided to undertake the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Museu Olímpic i de l'Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch, Cinemes Girona, Institut Français de Barcelona, Center Cívic Cotxeres de Sants, National Institute of Physical Education of Catalonia (INEFC), Center Cívic El Sortidor and Center Cívic Bon Pastor.
The BCN Sports Film Festival brings sport closer to the little ones to use it as an educational tool. With the collaboration of the FILMCLUB pedagogical dossiers, a series of productions have been selected with the aim of making schoolchildren reflect on issues related to immigration, health, stereotypes or gender diversity. The school sessions are projected in person on February 22, 23 and 24 and online from January 16 to March 31.
BCN SportsFilm is organized by the Barcelona Olympic Foundation and FICTS, and has the support of the Barcelona City Council, and is linked to the IBE, the Catalonia Film Festival and the Catalan Film Academy.