Cinema is my hobby and my passion ...
For a number of years he has run a website devoted to documentary film ... read more
I can now call myself a proper film reporter ...
... non professional film-making has been really a passion for him ... read more
... Associate professor of the Academy of Fine Arts in Banská Bystrica ...
...he is constantly looking for new challenges...
(U.K.) Jury Leader
... I admire and respect film makers, no matter how their movies are rated ... read more
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 vote.
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.
Only UNICA member federations contribute films to the festival. Entry is not open to individual or club film makers.
List of UNICA members.
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.