1.1. Lisbon Sport Film Festival – International FICTS Festival is the only Sport film festival in Portugal, about all range of events, social and cultural aspects. The purpose of the festival is the promotion, publicity, reflection and appreciation of world cinematography of sport.

1.2. UESPT-PORTUGAL is the organising entity, in partnership with the Féderation
Internationale du Cinéma Télévision Sportifs (FICTS) and CINEFOOT.

1.3. FICTS, based in Milan, brings together the most prestigious sports film festivals in the world, based in countries such as Italy, China, United States of America, Nepal, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Uganda, Mexico, Serbia, Uzbekistan, Czechia, Argentina, Iran, Brazil, among others, joined by Portugal with the Lisbon Sport Film Festival.

1.4. CINEFOOT – Football Film Festival, based in Rio de Janeiro, is the first film festival in Brazil and a pioneer in Latin America with unique conceptual and curated approaches to football. The purpose of the festival is the promotion, publicity, reflection and appreciation of world football cinematography.

1.5. The Lisbon Sport Film Festival – International FICTS Festival 2022 consists of four competitive exhibitions: 1) Sport and Society, 2) CINEFOOT Portugal, 3) Lisbon Sport Film Festival – Television and 4) Sport as seen by Young People

1.6. For the promotion of the Festival, the Organizing Committee can exhibit the films in competition, without commercial purposes, in-person sessions in the Festival home

1.7. The 2024 edition of the Lisbon Sport Film Festival – International FICTS Festival will be held in a hybrid format. The screenings will take place in October 11th, 12th, 13th at Fórum Lisboa for the presentation of the films awarded by the Official Jury of the 2024 edition, extra competition films and conferences with the presence of directors and personalities from the world of sport. Prior to the screenings, from October 1st to 10th, the entire competitive programme will be available online on the festival’s website.


2.1. UESPT PORTUGAL organises the Lisbon Sport Film Festival – International FICTS Festival. UESPT PORTUGAL is a permanent representation of the International
Federation of Sports for All (FISpT), a sports NGO recognised by the International
Olympic Committee. FISpT was created in 1998 by a group of European citizens. FISpT
values the democratisation of sport and access to sport for all, having as its primary
mission the promotion and development of Sport for All.

2.2. UESPT PORTUGAL proposes, under the scope of it’s mission, to promote with Lisbon Sport Film Festival – International FICTS Festival the values associated with Sport, as a factor of personal, social and accessible development for all. In particular, the promotion of social values through Sport in the following areas: Training and Literacy, Gender Equality, Development and Social Inclusion.


3.1. Registrations are free of charge and shall be open from May 1 st until midnight on July 15th 2024.

3.2. The limit of titles per director/producer is three works.

3.3. In the Exhibitions “Sport and Society”, “CineFoot Portugal”, “LSFF-Television” audiovisual works in short, medium or feature films (up to 30 minutes), of any nationality, whose main approach is the theme “Sport” may be submitted, regardless of their year of production/completion.

3.4. In the “Sport and Society” exhibition, films shall be selected that reinforce the social vocation of Sport and that reflect on the relationship between Sport and society issues.

3.5. In the “CineFoot Portugal” exhibition, the result of a partnership with CINEFOOT, films with football as the main theme shall be selected.

3.6. In “LSFF-Television” exhibition, works about sports made for television shall be selected.

3.7. In the exhibition “Sport seen by Young People”, films must be made by young people, up to the age of 25 (on 31 December 2024), with a maximum duration of 10 minutes, recorded with tablet and/or smartphones, in an HORIZONTAL orientation. The films must show practical experiences and/or tell stories that represent sporting values, the social aspect of sport, sporting life routines, as well as sentimental relationships with sports modalities or sports institutions. for interested young people, video production workshops and a script with recommendations for the presentation of the films in competition will be organized.

3.8. The works must be completed at the time of registration.

3.9. Registration shall be made by completing and sending the Registration Form, available online at: https://www.lisbonsportfilmfestival.com/sobre-o-festival/ficha-de-inscricao/. For applicants under the age of 18 for the Exhibition “Sports Seen by Young People”, the field must be filled in with an authorisation from the person in charge.

3.10. The Registration Form must be sent by email, duly signed and in case of duly authorised minors, to the following address: info@uesptportugal.com.

3.11. The person responsible for the registration, when sending the Entry Form to the address info@uesptportugal.com must declare that they agree and accept the Festival Regulation in its total, with no reservations of any nature.

3.12. The director and/or person responsible for the registration must submit the film to the competition through the page of Lisbon Sport Film Festival at the Film Freeway platform (www.filmfreeway.com) until midnight of July the 15th 2024, in MP4 format, or a link through which the work can be seen, as long as it is available for download.

3.13. International films must send a copy of the work submitted with English subtitles, even if it spoken in English.

3.14. Only works that meet the requirements of this Regulation shall be considered in the selection.

3.15. The registered works will be sent for assessment by the Selection Committee, which shall select the works to take part in the competition. All works submitted may be used strictly for cultural purposes and always without commercial purposes.


4.1. The selection of works that shall take part in the Festival shall be of the responsibility of a Selection Committee appointed by Lisbon Sport Film Festival Organising Committee. The Selection Committee shall include 3 members to be invited by UESPT PORTUGAL, between members from the cinema, audio-visual, media and sports community.

4.2. The works must integrate between one of the 4 Exhibitions: “Sports and Society”; “CINEFOOT Portugal”; “Lisbon Sport Film Festival – Television”, “Sport as seen by
young people”.

4.3. The selection result shall be announced by September 16th 2024 on the festival’s official website, www.lisbonsportfilmfestival.com.

4.4. In addition to this disclosure on the website, all those selected shall be officially informed by the festival Organising Committee.

4.5. The technical conditions of the materials for exhibition, as well as materials needed for publicity, shall be reported to those selected.

4.6. The decision of the Lisbon Sport Film Festival Selection Committee is sovereign and cannot be appealed.

4.7. The selected works must have an indicative classification attributed by the InspectorateGeneral for Cultural Activities (IGAC) or, if they do not have this indication, those responsible for the works must inform the Festival Organising Committee of the age rating intended for the work.

4.8. Those responsible for the selected works must inform if they include musical works protected by copyright. If they do, they must inform the authors and the Copyright Association to which they are associated.


5.1. Lisbon Sport Film Festival plans to award prizes to the best films by decision of the Official Festival Jury. The Jury shall be formed of representatives appointed by UESPT,

5.2. For each of the 3 Exhibitions, respectively “Sports and Society”, “CINEFOOT Portugal” and “Lisbon Sport Film Festival – Television”, the Official Festival Jury shall award the Trophy – Lisbon Sport Film Festival 2024 – to the winners of the categories and may also award Honourable Mentions, if they so wish, it is not mandatory.

5.3. The Exhibition “Sports seen by young people” will be awarded a prize to be designated. This prize will be awarded by a Special Jury.

5.4. The festival’s official jury will award the Trophy – Lisbon Sport Film Festival 2024 to the best Portuguese film presented at the Festival.

5.5. The results of the Official Festival Jury shall be announced during the closing ceremony of the Festival.

5.6. The decisions of the Official Festival Jury are sovereign and cannot be appealed.

5.7. The LSFF Organising Committee in agreement with the Festival Jury will appoint notable films to the “Sport Movies & TV – Milano International FICTS Festival”, organised annually by the Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs. The appointment can be to the same year or the following year edition, depending on “Sport Movies & TV – Milano International FICTS Festival” agenda.


6.1. The custody and conservation of the selected works will be under the responsibility of the Lisbon Sport Film Festival and are exclusively intended for the October 2024 Festival (6th Edition of the LSFF).

6.2. It is guaranteed that the exhibition platform does not allow film’s copying.

6.3. The viewing of the films shall be done free of charge in the theatre and in streaming on the Festival’s official platform.

6.4. The film shall remain on the Festival’s official platform from midnight on October 1st until midnight October 10th 2024.


The submission of the films presupposes the acceptance of the following conditions:

7.1. Entries and selected works are automatically authorised to be shown as an integral part of the entire Lisbon Sport Film Festival programme.

7.2. The directors and/or the person in charge of the selected films must present the copy to be shown at the Lisbon Sport Film Festival, in MP4 format, until September 23th 2024.

7.3. UESPT-Portugal and the Lisbon Sport Film Festival Organising Committee are not responsible for issues related to copyright, right to use voice, image, soundtrack, ratings or “content location”, as well as any other types concerning the intellectual property rights of third parties on the entries.

7.4. Participants automatically assign to the Lisbon Sport Film Festival Organising Committee the rights to broadcast extracts from the selected works for publicising the event’s programme, as well as for graphic, promotional or publicity materials.

7.5. The dates and times of the screenings of the sessions of the participating films and in streaming are decided based on criteria defined, exclusively by the Organising Committee of the Lisbon Sport Film Festival and communicated to those selected.

7.6. The registration procedures for the selection of films bind the participant to the full acceptance of this regulation.

7.7. The person responsible for the registration declares, at the time of registration, that the director of the work is the holder of all the rights required, guaranteeing its exhibition at the Lisbon Sport Film Festival, and that all elements or any type of work used in the registered work, including the soundtrack and archive images, do not breach any right to use the image or intellectual property of third parties, the person responsible for registration thus agreeing to take exclusive legal responsibility for any claim, lawsuit or litigation, whether directly or indirectly arising the exhibition or use of the works.

7.8. Omissions shall be settled by the Lisbon Sport Film Festival Organising Committee.

7.9. Registration Form at www.lisbonsportfilmfestival.com or filmfreeway.com/lisbonsportfilmfestival