The Joan Antoni Samaranch Olympic and Sports Museum has been the venue for the Opening Ceremony of the BCN Sports Film Festival 2018, chaired by Marta Carranza, president of the Barcelona Olympic Foundation and Sports Commissioner of the Barcelona City Council and Franco Ascani, President of the FICTS.
In the event, the winner of the seventh edition of the Spot Sport contest, Miguel Ángel Calvo Buttini, was awarded the prize by David Casanova, General Director of Diari Sport. The spot “Strolling around the city” was produced by Miguel Ángel Calvo Buttini (Axis Jump PC) in collaboration with Pedro J.Poveda and Juan Poveda (Twin Freaks Studio).
Then it was the turn of the tributes. This year, the BCN Sports Film Festival wanted to pay homage to:
Josep Lluís Vilaseca, for his career as a sports leader. Vilaseca is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Barcelona Olympic Foundation, being one of the main promoters of its creation in 1993. Throughout his career as an official he has held various positions; Chairman of the UEFA Legal and Disciplinary Committee, member of the Spanish Olympic Committee, Vice Chairman of the Olympic Organizing Committee of Barcelona and General Director of Sports of the Generalitat, among other positions.
Maria Pau Corominas, in recognition of her sporting career as a pioneer of swimming in Catalonia and Spain. This swimmer from Barcelona became, at only 16 years old, the first Catalan and Spanish woman to be present in an Olympic final, at the Olympic Games of Mexico’68.
Michael Robinson, for his dedication to spreading the values of sports. Beyond his career as a footballer. Robinson as presenter of “Robinson Report” a production that is known for spreading and making visible current sport situations in all its areas. In this way the BCN SPORT FILM, in collaboration with the Directorate for Development of the Generalitat de Catalunya, the BCN Sports Film Festival wanted to thank its work in the dissemination of sports values.
The audience attending the inauguration, presented by the journalist Joan Garcia Riera, have been able to have a first contact with the audiovisuals that can be seen in the venues of the Festival with the screening of some short films in competition. A unique opportunity to enjoy sport in its most artistic essence.