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‘Got Next’ a Hoopsfix short documentary film will debut at an exclusive red-carpet event on Friday, Feb. 17 at Soundwell in Salt Lake City, Utah as part of NBA All-Star 2023 (watch on NBA.com here).
The film, directed by Daniel Arróniz and Sam Neter, is part of “NBA Films for Fans,” a global initiative that engaged filmmakers from 11 countries to develop 24 short documentary films celebrating the NBA and basketball from each of their respective cultural perspectives.
🇬🇧🎥 We’re proud to announce that ‘Got Next’ a Hoopsfix short documentary film will debut at an exclusive red-carpet event this Friday in Salt Lake City, Utah as part of #NBAAllStar 2023.
— Hoopsfix (@Hoopsfix) February 15, 2023
‘Got Next’ is the only European representative in the campaign and is one of seven of the 24 shortlisted to be screened throughout the weekend at NBA Crossover, an immersive fan experience taking place at Salt Palace Convention Center from Feb. 17-19, before all 24 films will be made available within the new global NBA App from Feb. 20.
It documents the story of Hoopsfix Elite’s memorable victory over California Basketball Club last summer at the Copper Box Arena.
“Films for Fans will showcase the power of basketball to create connections among people of different cultures and backgrounds through their shared love of the game and the excitement of the NBA,” said NBA Senior Vice President, Head of Social, Digital & Original Content Andrew Yaffe.
“We are excited to work with this global group of filmmakers and bring their unique basketball stories to fans around the world through the new NBA App.”
The filmmakers were given unlimited access to the NBA’s video archives and the films will receive promotional support from the league throughout the remainder of the 2022-23 season.
As part of the initiative and in celebration of Salt Lake City’s rich history as a filmmaking hub, the Utah Jazz produced a short film about the intersection of basketball and the local community that will be among the seven films to debut at the premiere event.
Damiana Acuña (Mexico): Campos de Oro
Batandwa Alperstein (South Africa): I Am
*A Utah Jazz Production in partnership with the BYU Adlab (U.S.): Champagne Stain
Amaury Barrera (Mexico): The Air Belongs to Those Who Dream
*João Gabriel Caffarelli (Brazil): “Salve, Guys!”
Romeo Candido (Canada): The Highest Form
Lucius DeChausay (Canada): Regular
Santiago Fábregas (Mexico): Mexican Dream
*Pavneet Gakhal & Amol Gakhal (India): Yaari
Rodrigo Perez Galicia (Mexico): Alley Oops
*Daniel Arroniz & Sam Neter/Hoopsfix (United Kingdom): Got Next
Carlo Ledesma (Philippines): The Mountain Ballers
Gaurav Lulla & Amol Gakhal (India): Tu Bas Khel
*Abdoulaye Ndao & Mohamed Diokhané Sy (Senegal): Renaissance
Adesua Okosun (Nigeria): Contact
Jaime Peña (Mexico): Barefoot Champions of the Mountain
Lachlan Ross (Australia): Somethin’s Cookin in the Capital
Sebastian Sariñana (Mexico): Contra
Raphael Silva (Brazil): Fundamental Rules
Mahavir Rawat (India): Redemption
Diego Huacuja T. (Mexico): Chronicles of an Orange Ball
Eduardo Valenzuela (Mexico): Two Choices
Vaner Vendramini (Brazil): In the Hands of God
*Tier Zero (Canada): Bounce
*Films that will debut at the premiere event in Salt Lake City
To view the film, exclusively on the NBA App from Feb. 20, download the NBA App here.