26th Sportfilm Liberec International FICTS Festival 2023



Article 1

SPORTFILM LIBEREC INTERNATIONAL FICTS FESTIVAL 2023 is an international competition festival of television and theatrical films focusing on topics such as sport, Olympic ideas and Olympic Games. 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

It is necessary for the competition films to have premiered after January 1, 2018. 


Article 4

The Festival Jury consists of 7 or 9 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 results of the vote are not public.

The European Festival Jury, which evaluates only European films, comprises 5 members and it is not identical to the Festival Jury.

The Festival Juries are appointed by the Festival President on the Organizing Committee’s recommendation


Article 5

The festival is headed by the Festival President. 


Article 6

SPORTFILM LIBEREC INTERNATIONAL FICTS FESTIVAL 2023 takes place in Liberec from 12 October to 15 October, 2023. Its aim is to present submitted films. During the festival the Organizing 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, also in the following two years.


Article 7

The promoter of SPORTFILM LIBEREC INTERNATIONAL FICTS FESTIVAL 2023 is SPORTFILM Liberec z.s in cooperation with Victoria Production s.r.o.

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 between 1 May and 1 August, 2023, via web page www.filmfreeway.com where you can find detailed terms. 

Films competing in the European categories must be produced in Europe.

The submitter agrees with the public screening of submitted films during the festival and the following years in accordance with Article 6. The statutes and the composition of the jury can be found at www.sportfilm.cz.


Article 9

Competition categories:

  1. Olympic ideas
  2. Documentaries 
  3. Sports personalities
  4. Feature films and series
  5. Methodology, education 


Article 10

The Jury awards prizes in particular categories and a grand prize of the festival

The Festival Director is entitled to award the Festival Director’s Prize.

The European Jury is entitled to award Best European Documentary, Best European Feature Film.

The Juries reserve the right to change the classification of a film in competition to a different category than it was entered.

The Juries reserve the right not to award a prize in a particular category.

Czech Olympic Academy awards Jiří Kössl prize on the jury’s recommendation. 

On the Special Committee’s recommendation, the Festival Director awards Věra Čáslavská prize, The Beam of Courage and Hope

The trophies and awards are accepted by the filmmakers in person or on their behalf.


Mgr. Renata Balašová
Festival Director

Leon Jakimič, MBA
Festival President

PhDr. Jakub Bažant
FICTS CZ President

Liberec, 26 April, 2023