The Thinking Football Film Festival is a football film festival organised by the Athletic Club Foundation with the collaboration of Sala BBK and the 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 over the last one hundred years.
The 2018 edition will be the sifth and will take place between March 5 and 20 in a format of sessions on Monday and Tuesday.
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.
As in previous editions, all of the films at the festival will be screened at Sala BBK. Entry to the festival is free until full capacity is reached.
The Hotel Meliá Bilbao is the hospitality sponsor of the festival.
The Athletic Club Foundation, with the sponsorship of Euskaltel and the collaboration of Loraldia, convenes the Second Contest Thinking Football of video creation projects in Basque language. The objective of the contest is to promote video creation projects in Euskera related to the foootball theme.