UNICA Congresses and Competitions

1931 BRUXELLES (BEL) 1st International Amateur Film Competition - 5 countries participated

1932 AMSTERDAM (NLD)

1933 PARIS (FRA) - 17 Federations take part in the 3rdCompetition chaired by Louis Lumiere

1935 BARCELONA (ESP) - First international congress of amateur filmmakers

1936 BERLIN (DEU) - Decision to establish an International Federation

1937 PARIS (FRA) - Foundation of UNICA “Union Internationale du Cinema d’Amateur” at the World Fair.

1938 WIEN (AUT) - Foundation of the Film Library

1939 ZURICH (CHE) - The Congress is organized in connection with the National Swiss Exhibition,

                                       two months before the outbreak of World War II

1946 LUGANO (CHE) - Revival of UNICA

1947 STOCKHOLM (SWE) - The Congress submits the organization's first statutes

1948 MARIANSKE LAZNE (CS)

1949 CAMPO DEI FIORI (ITA)

1950 MONDORF LES BAINS (LUX)

1951 GLASGOW (GBR) The official emblem is adopted

1952 BARCELONA (ESP)

1953 BRUXELLES (BEL)

1954 LISBOA (PRT)

1955 ANGERS (FRA) - The concept of amateur filmmaking is defined as

                                        "any work created by an individual or group of individuals not working for profit or financial gain"

1956 ZURICH (CHE)

1957 ROMA (ITA)

1958 BAD EMS (DEU)

1959 HELSINKI (FIN) - UNICA is accepted as a member of IFTC (UNESCO) on February 23

1960 EVIAN LES BAINS (FRA)

1961 MULHOUSE (FRA)

1962 WIEN (AUT)

1963 HANNOVER (DEU) New statutes KØBENHAVN - NYBORG (DNK) - Annual congress

1964 AMSTERDAM (NLD)

1965 DUBROVNIK (YUG)

1966 MARIANSKE LAZNE (CS)

1967 SANT FELIU DE GUIXOLS (ESP)

1968 SALERNO (ITA)

1969 LUXEMBOURG (LUX)

1970 SOUSSE (TUN) - 1st Congress outside Europe

1971 MONTREUX (CHE)

1972 ESTORIL (PRT)

1973 OOSTENDE (BEL)

1974 KOLN (DEU) - 1st "UNICA-Jeunesse" competition

1975 TORUN (POL)

1976 change of name: “Union Internationale du Cinema non-professionnel”

1977 MAASTRICHT (NLD)

1978 BAKU (SU)1st "Theme of the Year" competition

1979 TURKU (FIN) - New Statutes and Regulations

1980 BADEN bei ZURICH (CHE)

1981 SIOFOK (HUN)

1982 AACHEN (DEU) - Expose about Video Art

1983 SAINT-NAZAIRE (FRA)

1984 KARL-MARX-STADT (DDR).

1985 MAR DEL PLATA (ARG)

1986 TALLINN (SU)

1987 GRAZ (AUT)

1988 ZAGREB (YUG) - Introduction of video

1989 BADEN-BADEN (DEU)

1990 VASTERAS (SWE)1st World Minute Movie Cup contest

1991 SANKT GALLEN (CHE)

1992 LIDO degli ESTENSI (ITA)

1993 VILLA CARLOS PAZ (ARG).

1994 HRADEC KRALOVE (CZE)

1995 BOURGES (FRA) - 100th anniversary of film

1996 ALMELO (NLD)

1997 WARSZAWA (POL)

1998 ZILLERTAL (AUT)

1999 LAPPEENRANTA (FIN) - New category “Filmschool”

2000 ROERMOND (NLD)

2001 TALLINN (EST)

2002 LUXEMBOURG (LUX)

2003 WARSZAWA (POL)

2004 VEITSHOCHHEIM (DEU)

2005 BLANKENBERGE (BEL) - Change of name: “Union Internationale du Cinema”

2006 GYEONGJU (KOR)

2007 LIPTOVSKY MIKULA (SVK)

2008 HAMMAMET (TUN)

2009 GDANSK (POL)

2010 EINSIEDELN (CHE)

2011 LUXEMBOURG (LUX)

2012 RUSE (BGR)

2013 FIEBERBURNN (AUT)

2014 PIESTANY (SVK)

2015 ST. PETERSBURG (RUS)

2016 SUCEAVA (ROU)

2017 DORTMUND (DEU)

2018 BLANSKO (CZE)

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