“Years have gone by and I’ve finally learned to accept myself for who I am: a beggar for good soccer. I go about the world, hand outstretched, and in the stadiums I plead: ‘A pretty move, for the love of God.’ And when good soccer happens, I give thanks for the miracle and I don’t give a damn which team or country performs it.”
— Edouardo Galeano, noted Uruguayan writer and soccer philosopher


Launched in 2018, the Kicking + Screening Media Group is the world's first film-distribution company dedicated solely to films about soccer/football.

Born out of the Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival in New York, we have a very simple mission: Bring more of the world's best soccer films to more people around the world. 

Because there are passionate soccer filmmakers making great soccer films every day. They are telling the stories that make the game truly beautiful. Their films deserve an audience.

We provide a wide range of distribution and screening opportunities, including:

  • streaming through KSMG's owned platforms;
  • distribution through SVOD platforms such as iTunes and Amazon;
  • theatrical screenings;
  • DVD sales;
  • community screenings in schools, corporations and communities.

Our Team


Oliver Parman | Bio coming soon.

Rachel Markus | Bio coming soon.

Greg Lalas | One of the co-founders of K+S Soccer Film Festival in 2009, Greg has worked in the soccer media space for nearly two decades. He has previously written about soccer for Sports Illustrated, The International Herald Tribune, and Goal.com. He is currently the Vice President of Content for Major League Soccer.


The KSMG team also includes a select group of advisors with deep experience in the film, media, and soccer industries.

“Cinema is universal, beyond flags and borders and passports.”
— Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Oscar winning film director