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Thinking Football Film Festival 2015

Thinking Football Film Festival 2015

The Athletic Club Foundation, along with Sala BBK and the Bilbao City council have presented…

The Athletic Club Foundation, along with Sala BBK and the Bilbao City council have presented the third edition of its cinema and football festival, the Thinking Football Film Festival. It will be taking place between the 9th and 14th of February 2015 in Sala BBK of Bilbao, and in which ten documentary films will be screened that, altogether, allow to reflect on the role of football in contemporary societies.

The 2015 edition will be Thinking Football Film Festival’s third edition. In it, ten documentary films originating from countries such as Brazil, France, Germany, the United States, Poland or United Kingdom will be presented. These films address the social and political role of footballers and clubs; football as the articulator of social inclusion, the use of soccer by political authorities, et cetera. Most of these documentaries are yet unpublished in Spain and are presented in S.O.V., among them ‘Foot ET Immigration: 100 ans d’histoire commune’, a documentary film written and directed by Eric Cantona.

As every year, thanks to the viewers’ participation, the Audience Award to the best film, endowed with an economic prize that the director of the winning film will have to donate to a social project related to the sport, will be awarded. Previous years’ winners are the films Football Rebels (Gilles Perez and Gilles Rof, France, 2012), in the 2013 edition, and Next Goal Wins (Mike Brett and Steve Jamison, England, 2014) in 2014.

Thinking Football Film Festival relies on the disinterested collaboration of Viajes Barceló, Hotel Melia Bilbao, Metro Bilbao, the magazines Panenka, Líbero and Cinemanía, The Polish Cultural Institute of Madrid, Euroseating and our sister festivals Off Side (Barcelona), 11mm Film Festival (Berlin) and CineFoot (Brasil).