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 3rd Competition chaired by Louis Lumière

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 Cinéma d’Amateur” at the World Fair.

1938  WIEN (AUT) - Foundation of the Film Library

1939  ZÜRICH (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 ZÜRICH (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  KÖLN (DEU) - 1st "UNICA-Jeunesse" competition

1975  TORUN (POL)

1976  BADEN bei WIEN (AUT) – change of name: “Union Internationale du Cinéma non-professionnel” 1977 MAASTRICHT (NLD)

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

1979  TURKU (FIN) - New Statutes and Regulations

1980  BADEN bei ZÜRICH (CHE)

1981  SIOFOK (HUN)

1982  AACHEN (DEU) - Exposé 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  VÄSTERÅS (SWE) – 1st World Minute Movie Cup contest

1991  SANKT GALLEN (CHE)

1992  LIDO degli ESTENSI (ITA)

1993  VILLA CARLOS PAZ (ARG).

1994  HRADEC KRÁLOVÉ (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  VEITSHÖCHHEIM (DEU)

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

2006  GYEONGJU (KOR)

2007  LIPTOVSKÝ MIKULÁŠ (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)

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