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Quick Calendar 5th - 12th August

Saturday 5

Register in the morning, collect your UNICA2017 bag and brochure.
18:00 Opening ceremony with “After Show Party” in the "Bürgersaal"

Sunday 6

09:00-22:00 Film screenings
and jury discussion
22:30 Get together

Monday 7

09:00-22:00 Film screenings
and jury discussion
22:30 Get together

Tuesday 8

Whole day excursion on the industrial heritage trail - details here.

Wednesday 9

09:00-22:00 Film screenings
and jury discussion
13:00-15:00 Friends of UNICA
lunch and meeting
[09:00-17:00 helicopter trips!]
22:30 Get together

Thursday 10

09:00 A choice of half day  excursions - details here.
15:00-22:00 Film screenings
and jury discussion
22:30 Get together

Friday 11

09:00-12:00 Film screenings
and jury discussion
14:00-17:00 General Assembly
20:00 - World Minute Movie Cup
22:30 Get together

Saturday 12

10:00 Seminar: The Temptation of the Amateur Film Maker OR The Alternative Truth About My Film. Where do we draw a line between creativity and stealing?
13:00 awards ceremony
18:00 Gala evening in the Radison Blu hotel


The film venue is the Zeche Zollern (Zollern Colliery) in Bövinghausen, a suburb of Dortmund. This is an industrial cathedral. It was the headquarters of an important company as well as a working coal mine. Now it is an industrial museum and culture centre.

Get togethers?

UNICA is about making friends so at the end of the official film programme cross the courtyard to the "Pferdestall" (Stable) - part of a restaurant chain which serves Westphalian specialties, international cuisine, coffee and drinks are offered late into the night.

Friends of UNICA?

UNICA's members are the national organisations for non-commercial film makers in each country. But the spirit of UNICA lies in the people who support it: many of them join this club of friends. whose fees help the work of UNICA. They have a lunch with talks and films each year.

World Minute Movie Cup?

WMMC is a fun event where films of up to 60 seconds long compete. A preselection jury choose 16, which then play off in a series of heats, where you - the audience - vote for which film goes forward to the next round.

The UNICA 2017 website is packed with more details about hotels and activities - as well as links to the order forms.
Visit the English version here.

Formal UNICA Information here.

Doorway at Zeche Zollern.
Pfredestall restaurant at Zeche Zollern.
Entrance drive to the Zeche Zollern.
Winding gear at Zeche Zollern.

Picture credits: Header: W Putman /NASA A Portrait of Global Winds. Zeche Zollern images by CEphoto, Uwe Aranas, Mbdortmund (Wikimedia Commons) and courtesy of Pferdestall resturants.