The Museu Olímpic i de l’Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch has been the venue for the opening ceremony of the BCN Sports Film Festival 2019, chaired by Marta Carranza, president of the Fundació Barcelona Olímpica and Sports Commissioner of the Barcelona City Council and Franco Ascani, FICTS’s president.
At the opening ceremony the winner of the eighth edition of the SpotSport contest, Mario Casado, has been awarded. He has collected the prize from David Casanova, General Director of the newspaper Sport. The spot “El ritmo del deporte” has been produced by Mario Casado Fontana, a young boy from Zaragoza.
Then it was the turn of the tributes. This year, the BCN Sports Film Festival wanted to pay homage to:
Roser Ponsatí, in recognition of her sports career as a pioneer of swimming in Barcelona. Ponsatí was the first woman to become a member of the Barcelona Swimming Club. All her way has been linked with swimming, winning several championships.
Tomàs Barris, for his professional and sports career as an athlete specializing in cross country and middle-distance events. He was considered the best athlete of the Spanish background of his time and participated in the Summer Olympics in 1960.
The attendees at the opening, which has been presented by the journalist Maria Guixà, 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 a selection of 7 short films from the official section in competition. A unique opportunity to enjoy sport in its most artistic essence.