SPORTFILM LIBEREC 2022

25th SPORTS FILM FESTIVAL

Sportfilm Liberec is dedicated to films about sports and is located in a magic city of LIberec in northern Czech Republic. It is the 25th time the City of Liberec will host to the international sports film festival this year and it will be held at an iconic cinema Varšava and at Technical university. During whole jubilee year Sportfilm organize exhibiotions, film premieres, conferences, sport events, music festival and gala awards ceremony.  In 2019, Czech Television co-production film The Golden Sting was awarded a prestigious prize Guirlande d’Honneur  and in 2021, film Mr. Kriss was awarded Mention 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 130 countries under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee.

Award winning films

GRAND PRIZE goes to:

Film: Mr. Kriss
Directed by: Adolf Zika
Produced by: Czech Television and ZIPO FILM (Czech Republic)

FEATURES FILMS AND TV SERIES

Film: Sweat
Directed by: Magnus von Horn
Produced by: New Europe Film Sales (Poland)

World FICTS Challenge NOMINATION

Film: Smečka (The Pack)
Directed by: Tomáš Polenský
Produced by: 8Heads Productions (Czech Republic)

OLYMPIC GAMES – OLYMPIC IDEAS

Film: Rio or bust
Directed by: Paweł Lisiak
Produced by: Herkules Production (France)

DOCUMENTARIES UP TO 30 MINUTES

Film: Beyond the Fence
Directed by: Arman Gholipour-Dashtaki
Produced by: Arman Gholipour-Dashtaki (Iran)

DOCUMENTARIES OVER 30 MINUTES

Film: Austria 2 Australia
Directed by: Dominik Bochis a Andreas Buciuman
Produced by: Aichholzer Filmproduktion (Austria)

SPORTS PERSONALITIES

Film: 13. komnata Patrika Eliáše
(Patrik Elias‘s 13th Chamber)
Directed by: David Bonaventura
Produced by: Czech Television (Czech Republic)

JURY PRIZES

Film: My Meditation
Directed by: Sjoerd Wess
Produced by: Sjoerd Wess, Karen de Boer (Netherlands)

JURY PRIZES

Film: Elephant Food is for the Strongest Teeth
Directed by: Michael Kinsella-Perks, Will Mc Bain
Produced by: Pundersons Gardens Films (Great Britain)

SPORT ADDS AND JINGLES

Film: 19:00
Directed by: Ivan Voljanskij, Olexandr Vojevoda, Arťom Grišenko
Produced by: Short Film (Ukraine)

METHOD AND POPULAR SCIENCE FILMS

Film: DějePIC! Sportovci království českého
(HiSTORY! Sportsmen of the Czech Kingdom)
Directed by: Roman Motyčka
Produced by: Czech Television (Czech Republic)

JIŘÍ KÖSSL PRIZE

PaedDr. Pavel Landa

Festival programme

 Cinema Varšava, Liberec

24.3. Premiere of film Last race
3.5.–26.6. Exhibition Vera Caslavska
1.6.–1.9. Film submission www.filmfreeway.com
14.–15.9. Jury meeting
26.9.–9.10. Olympic exhibition Beijing 2022
5.10. Gala awards ceremony, conference and TUL student festival
6.10. Sportfilm Golf Cup
7.–8.10. Film projections
9.–13.11. Final FICTS Festival in Milan

Jury

doc. PhDr. František Kolář, CSc.
Jury president
Sports historian, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University
Member of ISOH – International Society of Olympic Historians

Zdeněk Škoda
Vice-chairman of the Czech Olympic Academy
Coordinator of the Olympic Heritage Commission of the European Olympic Academies

Jaroslav Černý
Chairman of the Executive Committee of Czech Film and Television Union (FITES)

Jakub Bažant
Sports journalist, columnist and commentator, Czech Television
Member of FICTS commission in Milan

Radim Špaček
Film director, Czech Lion winner

Martin Koukal
Cross country skier and trainer, bronze medaillist at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, World Champion at the Val di Fiemme 2003

Lucie Pešánová Hrstková
Alpine skier and trainer, Czech Sport TV commentator

History

1997    Pavel Landa, Jiří Kössl and Jiří Kratochvíl initiate Sportfilm in Liberec
1998    1st year of the festival in the hall of Dukla Liberec under the auspices of Czech Olympic Academy
1999    Vladimír Boháč (LB-STO) enters the festival organization as its vice president
2002    Sportfilm integrated into international festival World Ficts Challange, inception of Jiří Kössl award
2019    triumph of Czech Television – film Zlatý podraz, The Golden Betrayal, was awarded Guirlande d’Honneur prize by the international jury of Milan Final. The award is known as Oscar for sports films.
2020    Sportfilm restart, new management, online platform added, film submission at www.filmfreeway.com
2021    success of Czech TV  – film Mr. Kriss by director Adolf Zika was awarded Mention d´Honneur in documentary section in Milan Final

Venues: Naive Theatre, Dr. E. Beneš Square, Shopping Centre Nisa, Cinema Lípa, Babylon, Regional Research Library, Soukenné Square, Technical University, Shopping Centre Forum, Cinema Varšava

Jury: representatives of Czech Film and Television Union (FITES), Czech Television, Czech Olympic
Committee, Czech Union of Sport, Dukla, Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts, Liberec Region, City of Liberec, and of course filmmakers and sports personalities

Our partners

Main partners

Partners

Organizing Committee

Festival president
Leon Jakimič, MBA

Festival vice president
Ing. Vladimír BOHÁČ

Jury president
PhDr. František KOLÁŘ

Festival director
Mgr. Renata Balašová

Programme director
Mgr. Kryštof Šafer

Festival production
Pavel MICHAL
Ing. Pavel HŮZA

Representative of Czech Television – member of international media commission FICTS
PhDr. Jakub BAŽANT

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