Here is the K+S New York 2018 film lineup. Get Tickets Now!

K+S is back. And we're wearing the #10 shirt!

Hard to believe it, but 2018 marks the 10th year for the Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival in New York. To celebrate, we've got our coolest lineup of films yet, a roster that spans the globe and reflects the multitude of our beautiful game -- joy, sadness, friendship, inclusion, tragedy, resurrection, politics, style, and more.

K+S New York 2018 runs for four nights, May 22-25, and will once again be held at Scandinavia House in midtown Manhattan (MAP). The festival will, as always, feature a full slate of soccer cultural events, including film screenings, panel discussions, filmmaker Q&As, post-screening parties, and raffles.  

Without further ado, here are the films:


Night 1: Football for Better or Worse

Tuesday, May 22 | 7:00PM | presented by Societe Generale and the American-Scandinavian Foundation

FC Rosengård is one of the world's top women’s clubs. But that doesn’t mean everything is easy. This documentary exposes the inherent struggles of women’s football, following the team through a dramatic year of triumph and loss. Led by new sporting director Therese Sjögran and Brazilian star Marta, the club fights every day to lift the women’s game. Can they win? | US PREMIERE | MORE INFO

PLUS:
I Love Hooligans
(short) -- A football hooligan feels unconditional love for his club. However, when that hooligan is gay, he has to hide his identity in order to survive. Directed by Jan-Dirk Bouw.

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Night 2: Messi & Me | Boniek et Platini (Double Feature!)

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Wednesday, May 23 | 7:00PM

Messi & Me -- In the summer of 2013, former college player Matt Eliason scored this amazing bicycle kick goal while playing in an exhibition with superstar Lionel Messi. This is the story of what happened next. | WORLD PREMIERE | MORE INFO

Boniek et Platini -- While their national team competes at the 1982 World Cup in Spain, two young Pollish boys are recreating the action in the street. But their country is under martial law, and after two police officers confiscate their ball, they challenge them to a match. What's at stake? The ball. And so much more. | MORE INFO

PLUS:
On the Bench (short) -- Marci has an important match. He also has a family. So winning and losing are complicated. Directed by Csaba Vékes.

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Night 3: Nossa Chape

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Thursday, May 24 | 7:00PM

In the wake of the 2016 Chapecoense airplane crash that claimed all but three of the players' lives, the team and the city were divided about how to handle the tragedy: Should they focus on keeping the memory of the dead alive? Or move on? And as the team travels to play the championship game that the ill-fated roster should have played, can everyone come together around a common goal? | MORE INFO

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Night 4: American Fútbol

Friday, May 25 | 7:00PM | Closing night party presented by the New York Red Bulls

In 2014, four American filmmakers and college friends undertake a four-month journey through Latin America to the World Cup in Brazil. Over 7,000 miles and 8 countries, they explore Latin America's passion for fútbol and emerge not only with a newfound understanding of the Americas, but also a deeper respect for the power of the beautiful game. | WORLD PREMIERE | MORE INFO

PLUS:
1994 (short). Football and politics collide just as Italian hero Roberto Baggio strides up to take an infamous penalty kick. Directed by Gianluigi Antonelli and Ilaria Fini.

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Please support the people who support us:

PARTNERS:

EINSTÖK ÖLGERÐ
Einstök Beer Company is the official beer of K+S New York 2017 and will provide complimentary beer during the festival. Located just 60 miles south of the Arctic Circle in the fishing port of Akureyri, Iceland, the Einstök Brewery taps the purest water on Earth to create its craft ales, including Icelandic White Ale, Icelandic Arctic Pale Ale, Icelandic Toasted Porter, and the new Wee Heavy Scotch Ale.

SOCIETE GENERALE
Societe Generale is one of the largest European financial services groups. Based on a diversified and integrated banking model, the Group combines financial solidity with a strategy of sustainable growth, and aims to be the reference for relationship banking, recognised on its markets, close to clients, chosen for the quality and commitment of its teams.

For more information, follow on twitter @societegenerale or visit our website www.societegenerale.com.

NEW YORK RED BULLS
The New York Red Bulls are one of 23 teams in Major League Soccer (MLS). They are one of the ten charter clubs of MLS, having competed in the league since its founding in 1996. They currently play home matches at Red Bull Arena (RBA) in Harrison, New Jersey. RBA, a state-of-the-art, 25,000-seat stadium, is widely regarded as the top soccer-specific stadium in North America. The club is owned by the Austrian beverage company Red Bull GmbH for which the team is named. 

K+S CHARITABLE PARTNER:

SOUTH BRONX UNITED
Part of the proceeds will go to support South Bronx United, which aims to help youth build character, teamwork, and leadership so that they can succeed in high school, college, careers, their community and beyond. South Bronx United strives to promote educational achievement, health and wellness, and character development through activities on and off the soccer field and to unite a diverse group of individuals and an incredibly diverse community toward common positive goals. More info here.

FRIENDS OF K+S:

NYC Footy | More than just a soccer league
NYFEST | Each April, dozens of teams and hundreds of players from all walks of media, entertainment and marketing—from New York City and all points internationally—take the pitch at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5 for a full day of spirited five-a-side competition. 

Please support the K+S Soccer Film Festival partners and friends

As everyone knows, the lifeblood of soccer is the supporters. They're the energy that powers the game, inspires the players, gives true meaning to the 90 minutes. 

Throughout the first decade of K+S, we've been lucky enough to have amazing supporters. Not only you, the festival attendees, who turn out every year to express your love of the game and share your soccer stories with us, but also the companies and organizations who through the years have provided support, guidance, promotion, and more. 

Here are the partners and friends who are supporting us in 2018. Please support them in return. 

PARTNERS

EINSTÖK ÖLGERÐ

Located just 60 miles south of the Arctic Circle in the fishing port of Akureyri, Iceland, the Einstök Brewery taps the purest water on Earth to create its craft ales. At present, Einstök brews Icelandic White AleIcelandic Arctic Pale AleIcelandic Toasted Porter, the new Wee Heavy Scotch Ale and two seasonal brews: Icelandic Arctic Berry Ale and Icelandic Doppelbock. Visit the Ale Locator and follow Einstök on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

SOCIETE GENERALE

Societe Generale is one of the largest European financial services groups. Based on a diversified and integrated banking model, the Group combines financial solidity with a strategy of sustainable growth, and aims to be the reference for relationship banking, recognised on its markets, close to clients, chosen for the quality and commitment of its teams. For more information, you can follow us on twitter @societegenerale or visit our website www.societegenerale.com

NEW YORK RED BULLS

The New York Red Bulls are one of 23 teams in Major League Soccer (MLS). They are one of the ten charter clubs of MLS, having competed in the league since its founding in 1996. They currently play home matches at Red Bull Arena (RBA) in Harrison, New Jersey. RBA, a state-of-the-art, 25,000-seat stadium, is widely regarded as the top soccer-specific stadium in North America. The club is owned by the Austrian beverage company Red Bull GmbH for which the team is named.

ASF + SCANDINAVIAN HOUSE

Scandinavia House, home to the American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF), presents a wide range of exhibitions, films, concerts, lectures & family programs dedicated to contemporary Nordic culture.

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CHARITABLE PARTNER

SOUTH BRONX UNITED

Part of the tonight proceeds will go to support South Bronx United, which aims to help youth build character, teamwork, and leadership so that they can succeed in high school, college, careers, their community and beyond. South Bronx United strives to promote educational achievement, health and wellness, and character development through activities on and off the soccer field and to unite a diverse group of individuals and an incredibly diverse community toward common positive goals. More info here.

FRIENDS OF K+S

NYC FOOTY

More than just a soccer league.

NYFEST

Each April, dozens of teams and hundreds of players from all walks of media, entertainment and marketing—from New York City and all points internationally—take the pitch at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5 for a full day of spirited five-a-side competition. 

8x8 MAGAZINE

K+S New York 2018, running May 22-25, celebrates our 10th year of soccer films + friends

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Hard to believe it, but the 2018 Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival in New York marks our 10th year organizing events celebrating soccer film and culture.

Our first decade has been an amazing ride. We've screened more than 50 films, organized more than 25 panels, hosted World Cup winners and Champions League winners, and, most importantly, made friends with incredible people throughout the soccer community.

We will celebrate all of this at the 10th annual K+S New York. This year's festival runs May 22-25. For the third year in a row, all screenings, panels, and parties take place at the Scandinavia House in midtown Manhattan.

K+S New York 2018 will, as always, will feature four nights of films, interviews with filmmakers, panel discussions on hot topics in the sport, post-screening parties, and more. We will also mark our anniversary by organizing several commemorative events, including a photo exhibition revealing amazing moments over the past decade of K+S and hosting several special guests with ties going back through the years. 

If anyone in the K+S community -- or family, really -- has any great photos or memories from the festival's first 10 years, we'd love to see them or hear them. Please send them to us at info@kickingandscreening.com or contact us on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).

We will announce the K+S New York 2018 film schedule and the lineup of panel discussions in mid April. So stay tuned! 

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a special price to stream "Celtic Soul"

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In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, we're throwing a party. A soccer film party, that is!

This weekend only, from Thursday through Sunday, you can stream the acclaimed comedy doc Celtic Soul, starring comedian Jay Baruchel and soccer journalist Eoin O'Callaghan, for the special price of $5.99 on iTunes and Amazon.

Please help us spread the word about Celtic Soul! Raise a glass to great soccer films and the filmmakers who make them.

When Ron Burgundy, aka Will Ferrell, gives a pep talk to LAFC

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We've always loved Will Ferrell. And now we love him even more, because he is the part-owner of Major League Soccer's newest team, Los Angeles Football Club.

You know LAFC. They're the ones who have those instantly iconic caps and the absurd videos starring their coach  Bob Bradley) and players (Carlos Vela, etc.) lifting their heads. You've got to watch it to get it.

Anyway, LAFC played their first match last weekend, and Ferrell was on hand and on point, pulling out his famous Ron Burgundy character to talk about soccer with the announcers from ESPN (including K+S friends Taylor Twellman and Max Bretos). 

Watch and laugh. We did.