Today, September 26, the FICA Festival, the International Athletics Film Festival, has been presented at the headquarters of the Spanish Olympic Committee COE. The house of the sports has welcomed the start of the FICA with the presence of Alejandro Blanco (President of the Spanish Olympic Committee – COE) and Raúl Chapado (President of the Royal Spanish Federation of Athletics – RFEA).
During the press conference, it has presented the festival format, the schedule and the great new of the festival. Bob Beamon and Niurka Montalvo will come to San Sebastian to receive the Honorific Achilles Awards.
The long jumper that managed to overcome the world record 50 years ago by more 55cm reaching 8.90mtrs. A record that lasted 22 years, 10 months and 22 days. A milestone in the history of athletics that should be remembered. Another great long jumper like Niurka Montalvo will be awarded the other statuette. The Hispanic-Cuban athlete was world champion in Seville 1999.
The registration deadline closed on September 23. During the registration period, 48 film projects were submitted to the competition from 21 different countries, including Russia, Brazil, the USA, Colombia, Croatia, Korea, Sweden, and Taiwan. The works received are in more than 7 different languages.