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UNICA 2005 Awards

UNICA 2006 Timetable

UNICA Patronage Film Festivals 21st - 25th August Goldene Diana Festival
26th - 29th January Den Menchen Lieben 6th - 8th October ARSfilm - Kromeriz
17th - 19th March Berliner Film Fenster Grenzenlos 13th - 15th October Tatras Chamois
24th - 26th March Munich International Short Film Festival 11th - 12th November Videofestival Internazionale Grand Prix Sony
8th - 13th May Concorso Internazional RTSI Videoamatori 1st - 3rd December Seniorforum (CZE) - Kromeriz
23rd - 26th May The White Nights Festival Other Festivals
26th - 27th May One Minute Cup 31st March - 2nd April British International Amateur Film Festival
18th - 24th June Festival der Nationen 1st & 2nd September The Cotswold International Film Festival
14th & 15th October The Guernsey Lily International Festival


2006 * 21st August to 3rd September * 68th UNICA * Daegu & Kyeongju (Korea)

2007 * 1st - 9th September * 69th UNICA * Liptovský Mikuláš (Slovakia)

2008 * 22nd to 31st August * 70th UNICA * Hammamet (Tunesia)

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Programme for the UNICA Congress 2006 in Korea

Tuesday 22 - 08 - 2006

13.00 Seul Airport - Meeting Point. Boarding of the busses - departure - lunch - tour of Cheon Wa Dae (Presidental residence) - Kyungbokkung (Palace with changing of the guard) - National folk museum - Insandog street (shopping center) - dinner in Seoul - hotel

Wednesday 23 - 08 - 2006

Tempel Dosunsa & Tempel Hwang-yesa (Buddhist Temples) - lunch in the permises of the Hwagyesa Temple with monks - visiting the Yongsan electromarket (the largest in Seoul) - visiting the Seoul Tower (panoramatic view) - dinner

Thursday 24 - 08 - 2006

Visiting the Suwon Castle - bow archery - lunch - departure for Gimpo Airport - leaving for Jeju Island (in the South) - hotel

Friday 25 - 08 - 2006

Sangumburi (Crater) - Seongsan Ilchulbong (famous palce to watch the sunrise) - lunch - Chusang Cheolri (basat columns) - Bunjae Park (collection of bonsai plants) - Youngmori (Dragon´s Head) - dinner - back to hotel

Saturday 26 - 08- 2006

The Dokkaebi Road (a road posing a mystery) - lunch - Jeju Airoport - leaving for Daegu - registration of participants - 18.00 opening ceremony - 20.00 opening show with banquet

Sunday 27 - 08 - 2006

Film projetions (3 national programmes)

14.00 lunch - half day excursion with a sight-seein tout of Daegu - Mount Apsan offering panoramatic view of the city - Gatbawi Buddha - Donghwasa Temple - event i Korean style and tradition - after dinner transfer to Concorde Hotel in Gyeongiu (former imperial City) where all the events of UNICA Congress will be staged

Monday 28 - 08 - 2006

Full day film projections and discussions.

Tuesday 29 - 08 - 2006

Film projections and discussions

12.30 half day tour of Gyeongiu - lunch - Bulgusa temple - Cheomseongdale Observatory - Gyeongiu National Museum - Daenguwon Tombs - dinner and returning

Wednesday 30 - 08 - 2006

Full day film projections and discussions.

Thursday 31 - 08 - 2006

UNICA General Assebly

12.30 half day excursion to Golgulsa (Buddhist Temple) - tea ceremony according to Korean tradition - Sunmudo - dinner

Friday 01 - 09 - 2006

Full day film projections and discussions.

Saturday 02 - 10 - 2006

Public jury discussion

17.00 Prize Award Ceremony - 19.00 Closing Ceremony & Banquet

Sunday 03 - 08 - 2006

Departure by bus to Seoul and take off.

Sequence Of The Showing Of Films At UNICA 2006

21.USA (USA)

Projection time limit:

Each country gets a minimum projection time allowance of 60 minutes.

Quality time-bonus: If more than 30% of the entered films of the last 3 years have been discussed by the jury a country receives a bonus of 5 minutes. If this percentage is more than 40% the bonus is 10 minutes. If this percentage is more than 50% the bonus is 15 minutes.

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67th UNICA 2005 Awards

Still from 'Medianeras'.GOLD:




  • KOOMA - Asko Kase (EST)
  • OPERATIONEN - Magnus Gillberg (SWE)
  • JAMNA PLAGOR - Simon Gunnarson (SWE)
  • LA CANTINA DI FERRO - Matija Debeljuh (HRV) * BUKET - Petra Oreskovic (HRV)
  • KOHUTIK JARABY - Marian Tutoky (SVK)
  • TYOPAIVA - Sakari Luhtala (FIN)

The most interesting programme

Special Awards



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January 26-29th * DEN MENCHEN LIEBEN (POL) * Centrum Kultury, PL-Oswiecim

Contact: Tel.: + 48 33 842 25 75
Email:  ock@ork.org.pl
Website: www.ock.org.pl

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Festival logo. 17th - 19th March 2006 * 2nd Berliner Film Fenster Grenzenlos *
Videofilmer - This Time´s Chroniclers

  • the best amateur film
  • the best low-budget film
  • the best student film
Format: VHS, S-VHS (PAL, Secam), miniDV, DVD (+/-)
Films in mother tongue are only allowed with the English or German subtitles.
Contact: ars cinema berlin e.V.,
Mrs Beate Müller
Pistoriusstraße 31
D - 13086 Berlin

tel./fax: (++49)(30)926 92 50
e-mail: ars.cinema@berlin.de &  helfried.mahn@t-online.de
website: www.ars-cinema.de

Closing: 31st December 2005
Venue: WABE, Danziger Str. 101, D - 10407 Berlin - Ernst Thälmann Park, Germany
organised by ars cinema berlin e.V., * Kulturamt Pankow * WABE
Friday 17th
05.30 p.m * Opening of the festival
05.45 - 07.30 p.m. * Film session and discussion
08.15 - 09.45 p.m. * 60 YEARS OF DEFA
Saturday 18th
10.30 a.m. - 06.00 p.m. * Film session and discussion
Sunday 19th
10.00 a.m. - Awards ceremony

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March 24-26th Munich International Short Film Festival (DEU)
- Mathaeser Bayerstrasse 3-5, D-80335 Munich
Topics: Films up to 15 minutes. Festival language is English.
Contact: Muenchner Filmwerkstatt e.
V.P.O.Box 860 525
D-81632 Munich

Tel. + 49 (0)89 / 20 333 714
Fax +49 (0)721/151 377 629
Website: www.muc-intl.de

Closing: 31st December
Submissions only online at Reelport

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May 8-13th 5. Concorso Internazional RTSI Videoamatori (CHE)
- Lugano, Trevano
Topics: Films up to 15 minutes on any aspect of mountains. Mini-DV.
Contact: Tel.: + 41 91 945 00 00
Email: rolf.ti@bluewin.ch
Website: www.ciac.ch
Closing: 31st March Good cash prizes.
The RTSI. Television Switzerland will become the exclusive and perpetual owner of all the rights of diffusion of the three winning productions (by broadcast, cable and satellite), as well as of the relative copyrights, for the territory of Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

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23rd - 26th May * 48th White Nights Festival * (St. Petersburg,Russia) Festival logo.
Topic: All topics except films praising violence or pornography. Maximum length 20 minutes.
Format: PAL VHS/SVHS, miniDV, DVCAM, DVD. As far as possible please provide a Russian version of the text in the film. Otherwise provide English or German text for translation.
Contact: Entry fee may be sent to
Harald Lorenz
von Tresckow-Str. 7

email: < amateur.rus@mail.ru>

Closing: 1st May. Accepted entries asked to pay 10 Euros.

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May 26-27th One Minute Cup (CRO) - Požega
Topics: Films up to 60 seconds.
pp 709

Tel-fax: (+ 385) 34 273 605
Email: gfr-film-video@po.t-com.hr
Website: www.crominute.hr

Closing: 15th April

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The Festival of Nations * (Ebensee, Austria) Festival logo.
Topic: For all non-commercial films less than 30 minutes long. (Special section for films under 5 minutes.) Films must have been completed in the last two years.
Format: DVD and all video systems (preferably VHS / S-VHS, DVCAM, DV / miniDV). For 16mm and 8mm please send a copy in a video format for preview.
Contact: Erich Riess
A- 4060 Linz
Gaumbergstraße 82

tel: ++43-732-666 2 666 or ++43-732-673 693
fax:  ++43-732-666 2 666
email: eva-video@netway.at
website: www.8ung.at/filmfestival

Closing: 1st March 2006.

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Goldene Diana Festival * (Carinthia, Austria)
Topic: Any subject. Up to 2 entries per author. Maximum length 20 minutes. Also a special 1-minute competition. Statue of Goden Diana.
Format: PAL VHS, SUPER VHS and Mini-DV.
Contact: Internationales Festival des nichtkommerziellen Fim
Goldene Diana
p/a Paul Kraiger
Buchhalm 42
A-9141 Eberndorf
Austria / Europe

email: < obmann@golden-diana.com>
website: www.golden-diana.com

Closing: 1st August. Entry fee 15 Euros.

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ARSfilm amatéru (CZE) - Kromeriz
Topics: Films up to 20 minutes:
  1. films and videomovies about art (all sorts of art are allowed to be presented)
  2. animated films and videomovies
  3. videoart and experimental works
Contact: Ladislav Frantis

Tel: (+420) 573 330 543
Email: ladislav@recom-km.cz
Website: www.csfv.org

Closing: 15th September.  Fee 12 Euros or 15 USD per film

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Die Tatras Gemse (Tatra Chamois) (SVK) - Liptovsky Hrádok
Topics: Films up to 20 minutes on:
  1. Culture and monuments
  2. Environment formation and protection
  3. Contemporary way of living
Contact: Dr. Zuzana Skoludová
Námestie SNP 12
812 34 Bratislava

Tel: (+ 421) 918 716 049
Email: skoludova@nocka.sk
Website: www.amatfilm.host.sk

Closing: 1st July Entry fee 10 Euros per person no matter how many films they enter.

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Videofestival Internazionale Grand Prix Sony (CHE) - Chiasso
Topics: Up to 10 minutes fiction or documentary
and One-Minute movies and Schools
Contact: tel.: + 41 76 322 30 24
Email: info@grandprixsony.com
Website: www.grandprixsony.ch
Closing: 2nd October

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Seniorforum (CZE) - Kromeriz
Topics: The international film festival for authors over 58.
Films up to 15 minutes on any subject.
Contact: Dum kultury
Tovavovského 2828
767 01 Kromeríž

Tel: (+420) 573 330 543
Email: ladislav@recom-km.cz
Website: www.csfv.org

Closing: 15th November The entry fee is 100 Czech crowns or 12 Euros (12 USD) per movie.


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UK flag.31st March - 2nd April * British International Amateur Film Festival * (Bedford, England)

Topic: Amateur cine or video on any topic and of any length.
Contact: IAC Competition Manager
P.O. Box 538
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE15 8WD

website: www.fvi.org.uk/central/festival
download entry forms in English, French, German and Dutch.

Closing: 4th January 2006

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Festival logo.1st - 2nd September * The Cotswold International Film Festival * (Stroud, England)

Topic: Any topic except pornography. Maximum length 16 minutes (Open class 22 minutes).
Format: PAL: VHS, S-VHS, Mini DV, DV, Digi 8, Hi8, DVD-R
NTSC - VHS or DVD-R only.
Contact: Festival Officer
P.O. Box 64
Stonehouse GL10 2YH
England UK

email: <leepres@anglovideogxy.demon.co.uk>
website: www.cotswoldfilmvideofest.co.uk

Closing: 15th May 2006. Entry fees vary. Amateurs 8 GBP

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Logo of the festival.14 - 15th October * The Guernsey Lily Festival * (St. Guernsey,Channel Islands)

The Island of Guernsey is situated only 80 miles from the South Coast of England. The unique atmosphere inspired Renoir and Victor Hugo.

Topic: Any topic. Maximum length 30 minutes. Films made in the last two years.
Format: DV, Mini DV, VHS or S-VHS (PAL)
Contact: Peter and Mary Rouillard
Moneta, Marette Road
St Martins, Guernsey
Channel Islands

tel: +44 (0) 1481 236461
fax: +44 (0) 1481 236461
email: < rouillard@cwgsy.net>
website: www.guernseylily.com

Closing: 31st May. Entry fee 14 Euros.

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