Sportfilm Festival Echoes all around the country

Are you a fan of sports films? Are you interested in our festival, but Liberec is a bit far away for you? We have decided to bring the best that Sportfilm had to offer in 2023 to each county town. For our fans, we have prepared the so-called Festival Echoes - a one-day programme full of films, talks, exhibitions and conference recordings. We will offer special programme for children, seniors and adults so that every generation can find something they like.

During the morning programme for schools, children can enjoy films such as Different Kind of Princess about a professional snowboarder, Skateboards and Shovels about building skateparks in South Africa, and Paris, the Mecca of Parkour, a film about the adventurous journey of several traceurs. The film screenings will be complemented by an edited version of the discussion on Mental Health. A ski racer Sarka Strachova talked to interesting guests - a biathlete Gabriela Soukalova, a tennis player Helena Sukova, a basketball player Ilona Burgrova and a climber Klara Kolouchova - about mental health in sport. Children can also look forward to an interesting Czech Television film about the life story of Vera Caslavska.

The afternoon programme for seniors will offer the film Going for Gold, a gripping story about the influence of politics on sport, or 90 Years Young which will convince viewers that it is never too late to start running, even at the age of 60.

The Festival Echoes will end with an emotional film about the Slovak football legend Martin Skrtel: Either, or, which won the "Festival Director Prize" at the 26th Sportfilm Festival and the Mention d'Honneur award at the FICTS World Final in Milan. Fans of fast cars will also be in for a treat with Enzo Ferrari: the red and the black. There will also be the thrilling film Rebound which not only reflects the gravity of current world events, but above all, shows how sport, desire and determination go hand in hand.

An integral part of the Festival Echoes will be an exhibition of the Zatopeks' photographs from their successful Olympic career.

The whole programme will be hosted by Jakub Bazant, the Sportfilm programme director, sports journalist and commentator of Czech Television, and Renata Balasova, the festival director. Guests of the talks will be, for example, an actor Filip Brezina or famous filmmakers and athletes. Join us to soak up the atmosphere of the film festival. We offer free admission for all visitors. Follow our website and social networks where you will gradually learn the names of the cities in which we will appear.

We look forward to seeing you there!