Introduction by Brian Dunckley
watch it here
|UNICA welcomes all film enthusiasts .
You do not have to be a federation or club officer. If you love seeing
non-commercial movies in good company - and visiting different countries
- it is a great way to have a holiday and enjoy fine films. The British group
this year were:
Left to right: Dave Watterson, Eric Granshaw, Jan Wattersom, Jane
Gibbs, John Gibbs, Ron Challen, Alan Atkinson, Ron Prosser, Joy Prosser,
Brian Dunckley, Alice Dunckley, Tony Williams
upper right: John Morin, Jackie Williams, Betty Jennings, Gerald Mee
lower right: Val Ellis, Leonie Davis, June Edwards.
not in the picture: Freddy Beard, Robyn Marsh.
Delegates arriving for the British programme were greeted by
such an excess of "flag flying" and smiles that they soon realised we were
Brian Dunckley made sure lots of us wore UK 1st rosettes which caused
raised eyebrows. Then when the audience saw the intro film he had created
for our programme, there were guffaws of understanding and amusement.
(Watch the film.)
John Gibbs was part of a strong CEMRIAC presence. His club at Nuneaton won
the World Minute Movie Cup.
Freddy Beard was promoting the Seriactive AGM event and closely studying
the jury comments.
Betty Jennings is a UNICA regular
and popular with delegates from many countries. She was often to be seen
in small cafes with friends, including John Morin, enjoying the good - but
expensive - local cuisine. (Many delegates bought picnic food from a handy
Jan Watterson was a member of the jury for the week.
The jury uses English, French and German, but there were headphone translations
for jurors and audience so that everyone could understand. The jury discussions
were well attended. An innovation was that they were directed by a
member of the committee, ensuring that their talking time was balanced over
all the film programmes and that each juror has an opportunity to speak roughly
the same amount.