ISFF HTX

ISFF Houston will be held February 2-5, 2023. Our programming will feature stories of athletes and sports figures who have made an impact in the world.


Our Sportscasting track will feature the impact Marty Glickman had on the profession and the sports world at large. We will also honor Bob Allen’s impact on the world of sports in Houston.

We will screen Gleason which will be used as a test case for Athlete Activism through film in the fight against ALS. Please stay up to date for more programming announcements!

Glickman

We will lead off our sportscasting programming track by featuring a film on Marty Glickman, one of the two Jewish US athletes who weren’t allowed to compete in the 1936 Olympics. “Glickman” is an illuminating portrait of a man who overcame prejudice to forge a remarkable career in sports, setting the gold standard for athletes and sports broadcasters past, present and future.

Gleason

At the age of 34, Steve Gleason, former NFL defensive back and New Orleans hero, was diagnosed with ALS. Doctors gave him two to five years to live. So that is what Steve chose to do: live. This film incorporates personal video journals from Gleason for his then-unborn son to footage of his adventures undertaken as part of his mission to live his life to the fullest.

Porsche Challenge at Pike’s Peak´┐╝

The Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb is one of the most famous driving challenges in the world and this year Porsche Drivers Travis Pastrana, CJ Wilson, JR Hildebrand, and others take on the mountain on the Porsche Challenge: Pikes Peak.

RACE TO THE CLOUDS

From the first race in 1916, to Sebastien Loeb’s record smashing run in 2013, Race to the Clouds is a documentary film capturing the history of America’s second oldest auto race, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Race to the Clouds features amazing historic footage and interviews with past Champions Bobby, Al, Al Jr., and Robby Unser, John Wells, David Donner, and many more.