Thinking Football Film Festival

The Thinking Football Film Festival is a football film festival organised by the Athletic Club Foundation with the collaboration of Sala BBK and sponsorship of Euskaltel.


Every year, between twelve and twenty films are presented at Sala BBK in Bilbao in which human and social stories are told through football. On the whole, the Thinking Football Film Festival programme aims to help raise key issues on understanding the global social phenomenon that football has become in the last hundred years.


Attendance at all sessions is free until full capacity is reached and after each film there will be a short discussion about the film, with the attendance of the director or one of its main characters. The audience can rate the films and at the end of the festival the Thinking Football Film Festival Audience Award will be announced and awarded to the film rated best by the audience. The festival began in 2013 and soon became one of the most prestigious in the world in its field: human and social stories with the world of football as a backdrop

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