Festival Rules


Barcelona City Council announces the celebration of the BCN Sports Film 2014 – 5th BARCELONA INTERNATIONAL FICTS FESTIVAL, which forms part of the WORLD FICTS CHALLENGE 2014. The event is hosted with support from the Spanish Olympic Committee and is sponsored by FICTS – Fédération Internationale de Cinéma et Télévision Sportifs.

The BCN Sports Film 2014 is organised by the Barcelona Olympic Foundation and Nikita Events and will be held in Barcelona from 7th to 10th May 2014.

This fifth edition of the Festival will have a competitive nature.

These Rules & Regulations have been approved by the BCN Sports Film 2014 Organising Committee.

Your taking part in BCN Sports Film 2014 implies the total acceptance of these regulations.


One of the principal objectives of BCN Sports Film 2014 is to bring the general public into contact with sports-orientated audiovisual content and the values that they represent. Whilst offering the media, film directors, producers and specialised distributors a meeting place in which they can exchange views and information.


The BCN Sports Film 2014 is open to all those productions in which the principal subject matter is that of sport in all its forms and disciplines.

Genres included: animated films, documentaries, journalistic, fiction and experimental from shorts to feature length films.


BCN Sports Film 2014 is open to both professional and independent productions.

BCN Sports Film 2014 will admit all films produced from January 2012.

Maximum length is 90 minutes.

Each producer may present as many films as he wishes as long as they comply with all other regulations.

BCN Sports Film 2014 may programme non-competing films of general interest whatever their date of production.


The BCN Sports Film 2014 Organising Committee will appoint the official Festival jury.

The BCN Sports Film 2014 jury will comprise five members drawn from the worlds of sport, cinema, audiovisual production and culture. All their decisions and verdicts are final and without recourse.


Selected Films will be competing for:

  • The City of Barcelona Amphora for the best film
  • Award for the best Catalan production
  • Award for the best adventure sports film
  • Award for the best sport and solidarity film
  • Award for the best fiction film
  • Award for the best documentary
  • Award for the best short
  • Award for the best animated film
  • Award for the best journalistic film

The BCN Sports Film 2014 official jury may make as many special awards as they deem fit.

Festival sponsors may endow other awards with prizes in cash or kind.

The City of Barcelona Amphora for the best film and the Jury’s Special Award are endowed with a prize of two-nights bed and breakfast at a hotel for the BCN Sports Film 2014 closing ceremony.

All other awards are endowed with one night at the hotel in the same conditions.

Winners resident in Barcelona or its Metropolitan Area and those unable to attend the ceremony will receive a cheque for €500 in the case of Best Film and Jury’s Award, and €250 for all other awards.


Inscriptions will be accepted from 31st July 2013 till 28th February 2014, both inclusive.

Each participant shall have submitted the registration form and video through: http://www.uptofest.com before 28th February 2014.

No work will be accepted without this requirement.

The festival will only accept online registrations and short films through: http://www.uptofest.com.


The organizing committee will notify participants by email and before 20th March 2014 should film have been selected for the BCN Sports Film 2014. official competition.

Other promotional material may be requested by the organisation.

The organisation will provide the subtitles in Catalan or Spanish for exclusive use during the event.


Those films selected to participate will be projected as scheduled in the Festival Programme.

Films selected to compete will form part of the documentary and video-graphical material of the Library of the Barcelona Olympic Foundation where public exhibition in the Joan Antoni Samaranch Olympic Museum, (headquarters of the Barcelona Olympic Foundation) will be strictly limited to educational activities and as a means to increase public awareness of the Festival.

Under no circumstances will projection rights be granted to third parties without prior, express, written consent of the producers or their legal representatives.

Winning films will be eligible to participate in the final international stages of the WORLD FICTS CHALLENGE which includes 14 International Festivals. The winners explicitly authorise the BCN Sports Film 2014 Organising Committee to provide their contact information to the Organising Committees of the other WORLD FICTS CHALLENGE Festivals.

Participants also authorise the Organising Committee to partially reproduce their films in the media with the aim of promoting the Festival.