How UNICA Patronage works
for authors and festivals


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  • usually sends a representative to the event
  • checks that the competition is open to all nationalities
  • insists that the festival is fair to all nationalities
  • requires that films are not copied, televised or exploited by the festival
  • receives and records a list of jurors, films and awards
  • provides a medal for the best film to promote solidarity between nations / or uses new forms of expression
  • obliges all approved festivals to state on forms and publicity "under the patronage of UNICA"

     The officer in charge of Patronage is Wolfgang Allin


Authors (film makers)

There are thousands of international film festivals. How can you know which ones will treat you and your films fairly?

If you take part in a festival under UNICA Patronage, you can be sure of a fair deal. If your film wins the festival's UNICA Medal you get extra publicity on the UNICA website.


  • Make sure people can trust your festival.
  • Get extra publicity through UNICA and its member federations.
  • Have an extra prize to offer. (see rule 8)


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