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UNICA is an international umbrella for
national non-commercial film making organisations, designed to
promote friendship between nations.
IAC is a member. The most visible of UNICA's activities is the
excellent week-long festival each year in a different country,
where the nations of the world present film programmes in
Any film enthusiast can attend a UNICA festival !
In 2012 UNICA's Festival took
place in Ruse, Bulgaria ...
a report of the festival
results of the competition
watch some of the films
Liberty Square, Ruse.
picture privided by Herman Ottink
The jury decided the overall best
film of the festival was Obid/Lunch
by Ivica Mušan from Croatia.
The jury decided La Gamelle
(The Bowl) by Maher Ben Khlifa
from Tunisia was the best film by jeunesse.
Russian delegation dressed for the
parade of nations.
picture provided by Julia Obratzsova
UNICA Congresses (Festivals) click for reports
of past ones and details of future ones
In formal terms:
In the sense of peaceful co-operation and
friendship between peoples, UNICA
promotes international understanding and collaboration, in
particular in the field of art, culture, education and
science, in accordance with the principles of the UNESCO.
UNICA, as a rule, achieves its purpose with the
- congresses and General Assemblies
- international film and video competitions
- international exchange of non-commercial films
- international seminars
- debates on new concepts and theories about art and
- film shows and exchange of experience between
In short: Promoting Non-Commercial Film & Video
In practice it brings together people with similar
interests in amateur film and video production from all over
Check the official UNICA website for the latest
information, but in late 2010 the list was:
- Czech Republic
- Républic Of Korea
- United Kingdom
|Corresponding members: Bosnia-Herzegovina,
For many years UNICA published a magazine in English,
French and German three or four times a year. It was
assembled by Ctirad (Radek) Stipl in the Czech Republic. For
financial reasons that has been discontinued, but we have
web versions of some issues available to read here:
issue 1, issue 2, issue 3, issue 4
||2003 - issue 1, issue 2, issue 3
||2004 - issue 1, issue 2 , issue 3
|2005 - issue 1, issue 2, issue 3
||2006 - issue 1, issue 2, issue 3
||2007 - issue
||2008 - issue
2 - discontinued