77th UNICA 2015
(Germany) Jury Leader
Two or three
times a day, the jury discusses the films in public and at the end of
the week they vote in public to choose which will win UNICA medals and
Round One deals with
films that are not labelled in a special category. (Films by young
people do not get special treatment.) The majority required to pass
each step is 5:2 or better.
- The first vote is for Diplomas of Honour.
If a film gets a Diploma, it goes on to the Bronze Medal vote.
- The second vote is for a Bronze Medal.
If a film gets a Bronze, it goes on to the Silver Medal vote.
- The third vote is for a Silver Medal.
If a film gets a Silver it will later go on to the Gold Medal
There is then a pause for some jury discussion.
- The fourth vote is for a Gold Medal.
Round Two deals with
films made by students at film colleges and by films from young
professionals.The same voting steps are worked through.
After that the film with the best voting
score is regarded as the best film of the competition. In the event
of a tie there may be a second or third round of voting. If no
resolution is achieved the same prize is given to both films.
Any special prizes are agreed by a simple
majority of the jurors.
the formal statement of rules as a pdf here. (Note the
Only UNICA member federations contribute films to the festival. Entry
is not open to individual or club film makers.
Each member federation has a maximum of 60 minutes.
After each film there is a 2 minute pause for the jury to make notes.
The exception is the last film in the group which does not need to be
followed by a special pause.
Each federation may also present a 3 minute introductory film which is
not judged and does not count within their hour.
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