Sport Management Presents International Sports Film Festival of Ohio, March 20-23
Posted Mar 16, 2023
Sport Management presents the 2023 International Sports Film Festival of Ohio. This year’s festival will showcase three films — Landis; Category: Woman; and The Loyola Project. There will also be a presentation from Super Bowl-winning strength coach Jeff Friday, and a Q&A with the writer for Landis, Pete Brown. The 2023 International Sports Film Festival of Ohio is the sixth edition of the festival, with this being the third held at Otterbein University.
All events are free and open to the public/ Registration is required to attend each event. For tickets or more information, visit https://linktr.ee/isffohio. The schedule is as follows:
- March 20: International Sports Film Festival of Ohio: Film Screening of Landis and Discussion with Writer and Producer Pete Brown, 7-9 p.m., Roush Hall room 114. More info and register to attend.
- March 21: International Sports Film Festival of Ohio: Discussion with Super Bowl Winning Strength and Conditioning Coach Jeff Friday, 7-8:30 p.m., Roush Hall room 114. More info and register to attend.
- March 22: International Sports Film Festival of Ohio: Film Screening of Category: Woman, 7-9 p.m., Roush Hall room 114. More info and register to attend.
- March 23: International Sports Film Festival of Ohio: Film Screening of The Loyola Project, 7-9 p.m., Roush Hall room 1144. More info and register to attend.
The theme of the 2023 International Sports Film Festival of Ohio is More than Just a Game. While athletes strive for excellence and prestige in competition, their stories are affected by factors outside of their control and outside the realm of competition. These stories reflect the lives of athletes and the obstacles they must overcome in their pursuit of their dreams.
Landis: Just Watch Me
In partnership with Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), comes the inspiring true story of Landis Sims, a teenage baseball player born with quad-congenital limb deficiency, which means he is missing both hands and feet. Landis defies the odds on and off the baseball diamond every day. Witness the 8-year journey of Landis growing from a plucky little leaguer into a dedicated young man set on achieving his goal of motivating kids to live without limits. Along the way, he gains wisdom and inspiration from Major League Baseball’s best, including pitcher Joe Musgrove and Manager Joe Girardi. This is an extraordinary story of bravery, commitment, and hard work. With no hands, no feet and no limits, Landis: Just Watch Me will have you believing that anything is possible with the right mindset. Following the screening, Landis writer and producer, Pete Brown, will be present for discussion around the production of the film.
Built 4 Winning
Coach Friday’s newly released book, Built 4 Winning, takes a deep dive into these foundations and blends stories from his professional coaching experience with practical learning that individuals can put to immediate use to maximize their potential and transform those around them. His dream is to share his message across the globe to help individuals, teams and coaches fulfill their purpose. Following the presentation, there will be a discussion moderated by Otterbein professor, Joe Wilkins.
When International sport governing bodies rule that ‘identified’ female athletes must medically alter their healthy bodies, under the guise of fair play, four champion runners from the Global South, fight back against racism, the policing of women’s bodies in sport and the violation of their human rights.
The Loyola Project
At a time when it was uncommon for college basketball teams to play more than three Black players at any one time, the 1963 Loyola University Chicago Ramblers started four Black players and won the NCAA championship. The Ramblers battled and overcame extreme racism both on and off the court. The Loyola Project tells their story. Following the presentation, there will be a discussion moderated by Otterbein Director of Social Justice and Activism, Dr. Frank Dobson, Jr.