the Committee

The committee usually meets three times a year: once during the UNICA Congress, once hosted by a committee member and once at the venue for the next UNICA Festival. Elections are held every third UNICA Congress. Decisions of the committee are mainly subject to approval by the next General Assembly. 

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Thomas Kräuchi

Personal Information

1959 born in Zurich.

Studied at the Technical University of Applied Sciences Department of Mechanical Engineering

1982 Owner of a company in the field of industrial sewing machines

1990 Launch of the development and construction of self-designed special equipment using ultrasonic cutting for the creation of venetian blinds- automotive- and medical industries

2004 Foundation of a second company, named RCM Engineering to handle worldwide distribution of our own products

Relationship to film

1974 First contact with the film school films as a cameraman with 16 mm and my own production of  holiday films on Super8

1980 Second contact by getting to know my wife Ursula Hänsli and our first joint visit to UNICA 1981 in Siofok. I caught the UNICA virus immediately. So far I have only missed two of UNICA's annual meetings.

Working in UNICA

1991 UNICA St. Gallen in the organising committee: responsible for the projection of the contest

1994-2004 Election as technical advisor to UNICA, with participation in all committee meetings

1996 Construction of the first jury system with lights

2004 Elected committee member and treasurer of UNICA

2006 UNICA Korea: Organization of national travel, flight tickets bookings and financial accounting

2008 UNICA Tunisia: Organization of registrations, hotel issues and participant lists

2010 UNICA in Einsiedeln Organising Committee: implementation of UNICA,    documents, finances

2012  Newly responsible for the UNICA film archive.

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