How does your organisation interact with UNICA? And
what, according to you, could be changed?
In general member organisations answer that they interact by participating in the UNICA competition and by attending the UNICA Congress each year, some with rather big delegations. Some member organisations also mention their solidarity by having delegates in the Committee (Austria, Croatia, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland etc.) and by having organised one or more Congresses of the UNICA in the past.
What could be changed: France has proposed in a
previous year, a global reform project in two phases: immediate
action centred on film, and measures in the medium term following a
feasibility study, for example, the establishment of the UNICA
Congress in one country with a permanent staff of organisers and
also aiming for possible support from European Media (lobbying
needed). Estonia asks can the UNICA Committee find
a solution to financially contribute to send best authors to the
UNICA Festival because participation in the UNICA festivals is the
most important aspect in UNICA movement. Poland gave
|WHAT TO CHANGE||VARIOUS ANSWERS|
Luxembourg: No changes needed at the moment
Spain: don’t know
Austria: Member in UNICA Committee
Croatia: Member in UNICA Committee
Czech Republic: mail contact with board of the Committee
Estonia: see above
Italy: membership fee should be adapted
Liechtenstein: change by less paperwork (senseless)
Macedonia: Maybe few more people in future
The Netherlands: 2 Dutch delegates with specific tasks. Wish: Workshop on Best Practice - why do Eastern European countries have many young members?
Slovakia: needs a bigger analysis
Slovenia: we wish much broader international film exchange + exchange of experts, programmes
Ukraine: UNICA Committee must spread information about festivals from UNICA members and about their development.
interaction without enthusiasm
Belgium: interaction is unidirectional, from the UNICA towards FACINEB. At present the motivation in the opposite direction is very limited.
Finland: through website UNICA and by sharing Newsletters with Federation
Korea: through mails and participating in UNICA festival
Romania: Connection to UNICA only via Emil Mateias, he participated in the UNICA Congresses abroad. We do not know how the UNICA can help us, we hope to find that out in Suceava.
Tunisia: interaction by mail. In recent years no one of Tunisian Federations was able to attend the Congress because it was on the same date as our National Festival or for financial reasons.
U.K. Always enter UNICA festival
Who supports/funds clubs? (e.g. just the members / schools / employers /other organisations or institutions)
In general: most member clubs are only supported by their members, and occasionally for specific events, they receive financial support from a local community. In Eastern European countries the Ministries of Culture finance the national events and clubs can apply for a grant for specific events.
Cultural Organisations, Community Centres, Universities
Czech Republic: Ministry of Culture, Communities, Regional institutes or donators
Estonia: Communities, Schools, Employers
Finland: occasionally cities support cultural or historical film projects of clubs
France: Only local communities (e.g. free room for services by club). Clubs who depend on ‘companies’ like Post or Railroad are struggling more each year. In the future only local communities will continue support as much as they can.
Germany: partly Community colleges
Italy: Video club Merano is partly supported by community and Cultural organisation
Liechtenstein: The Government and sponsors
Macedonia: By individuals and indirectly Ministry of Science and Education
Poland: other organisations or institution, not specified
Romania: only gets financial support when combined actions occur
Slovakia: National Cultural Centre Grant system where any cultural organisation/club can write a project application.
Slovenia: partly National Organisation, members local authorities, European collaboration
Switzerland: members, sponsors, patrons, local communities
Tunisia: members, old members, friends
U.K.: a few schools (not specified)
Macedonia wants to improve the help to their clubs in the future.
POSTERS, WEB DESIGN, EQUIPMENT
for Special Events
Austria: technical experts,
Finland: help with building free websites
The Netherlands: recruitment kit for new members
France: documentation in text and video + regional trainings courses by professionals
The Netherlands: Jury training +
List of experts
Do you allow entries from professionals in your competitions? (That is people who work in the industry but make a film in their spare time for pleasure.) Are they judged separately?
Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland (only
some crew members allowed), France, Italy,
Macedonia, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia (only
when independently produced), Tunisia
|YES SEPARATELY JUDGED||Bulgaria,
Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Romania, Spain,
|YES JUDGED WITH OTHERS||Belgium, Korea, The Netherlands, Spain, UK|
Are there local/regional rounds, where the winners go on to the final?
Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Italy, Korea,
Luxembourg, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain,
Switzerland, Tunisia, U.K.
Czech Republic, France, Germany, Liechtenstein,
The Netherlands, Slovakia, Ukraine
Is your main festival open to non-members and/or people from other countries?
||Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Slovakia, Spain|
|YES||Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy, Korea, Liechtenstein, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Switzerland, Tunisia, Ukraine, U.K.|
||The Netherlands, yes, only for non-members, that live in The Netherlands|
Do films by Film School students participate in your competitions?
Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland
(only some crew members allowed), France, Italy, Macedonia,
Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia (only in informative
- SEPARATELY JUDGED
Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Romania, Spain,
- JUDGED WITH OTHERS
The Netherlands, Spain, UK
Which other international festivals for non-commercial film in your country do you approve of? It is clear that this question was not clear enough. In English “approve” can mean simply “like” as well as “officially check and regard as acceptable”.
- OTHER INTERNATIONAL NON-COMMERCIAL FESTIVAL
- OTHER INTERNATIONAL NON- COMMERCIAL FESTIVAL
Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Poland, Romania (no
plans for the moment), Slovakia, Slovenia,
Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Ukraine
||Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, U. K.|
Do you have special membership and competition arrangements for young authors? If so, what age groups and what arrangements?.
Belgium, Finland, Korea, Macedonia,
Austria: Discount membership up to 19, special arrangement up to 26
Bulgaria: special awards young authors
Croatia: Croatian Children’s Festival up to14, international festival from 14 - 20, national festival for 20+ and amateurs
Czech Republic: Special contest for authors from 14 - 18
Estonia: Special membership under 19, separate group in national festival, 2 other categories, film students and adults
France: Individual membership under 20. And also high school clubs pay for their students.
Germany: free from 14 – 20, separate youth block at national festival.
Liechtenstein: 12 – 20 years old managed through internet and Facebook. Under 20 free membership.
Luxembourg: National Youth Organization: under 19 Young classification
Poland: Festival for young authors (no age specification)
Romania: under 30 years old
Slovakia: 3 categories: up to 16, up to 21, 21+
Slovenia: - 15, 15+, students and adults
Ukraine: up to 18 young authors
U.K.: up to 16, 16 – 21 choice to enter special category or main competition
Would you be interested in a workshop / seminar during
UNICA about administrative issues? If yes, please mark the
questions you would like to hear answered there?
Estonia wonders: Would these administrative issues cover the issues for associations or UNICA organisation?
Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland,
Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland,
Austria (but must see all UNICA films too)
France: Scanning UNICA films, secure archiving and making UNICA films available on the Web site (with links).
Germany: Important!!!! International youth development (EU funding)International cooperation (administrative) Planning International joint (film) projects and carrying them out.
Italy: about participation of film school films and professionals in the festival
Korea: We are young member, we wish to learn more (not specified)
Macedonia: learn more about participation of young authors at UNICA, help by UNICA for our federation/association, how is the situation in the other member countries in UNICA.
The Netherlands: How do Eastern European countries manage to attract many young members?
Spain: not specified
Ukraine: not specified
Also, this will not be the first and
last research about the situation in each country’s organisation.
The UNICA Committee will continue its work on this field in the
future. Once again, we are glad that many of the countries
responded. We encourage all of the organisations to take part in
this kind of research by the Committee. Their information will be
the key for our progress as the UNICA.
Mitze Chapovski , Franka Stas, Dave Watterson