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What is UNICA?
Imagine a worldwide club for amateur film makers, bringing people together
through their shared love of films and film making.
The members of UNICA are not individuals. They are the national organisations of
amateur film makers - including our own IAC. UNICA's main activity is an annual
week-long festival, hosted by one of the member countries.
Have you ever wondered what
film makers are up to in Romania? Or Switzerland?
At UNICA, each
national organisation presents a programme of films. An international jury comments on the films
and awards medals.
But at the heart of the festival is the chance to meet and share experiences
with film makers from around the world.
Although UNICA members are the national organisations, anyone can go to the festivals
and join in the activities they choose. Find out more by emailing
and visiting the