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UNICA 2003

Hungary: Dr. Sandor Buglya
Portrait of Sandor Buglya.(From the Programme booklet of UNICA 1995)
-Filmdirector /cinematographer/educator in the film and TV arts.
-University of Medicine - Budapest 1964-70
-Academy of theatre and film Arts - Budapest 1972-76
He is an instructor at the Academy of Film Arts in Budapest, and
University of Klagenfurt (Austria).
Member of the executive board of the Federation of Hungarian Film and Television Artists, and president of the Association of Hungarian Independent Film and Video Makers.
He has been a member of the UNICA committee for the past twenty years.
He is a frequent lecturer at UNICA Forums. He is in great demand as a jury member at international film festivals.
In 1994 he received the prestigious “Bela Balazs Award” for his achievement in the film arts.
Poland: Magdalena Łazarkiewicz

Portrait of Magdalena Lazarkiewicz.Graduated in TV and film directing and drama. Director of seven feature films, including Through the Touch (under Krzysztof Kieślowski’s artistic supervision), The Last Bell, Marriage of Convenience and The Worlds’ End, as well as six documentaries. Łazarkiewicz  has also made TV adaptations of eight theatre plays, a TV series entitled Dreams to Come True, and a number of   programs on cultural issues for Polish Public TV. Among the numerous awards she received for her productions are: the Grand Prix at the Festival in Créteil, France, and Special Jury Prizes at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, Poland and the TV Film Festival in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Łazarkiewicz has directed plays at the prestigious Słowacki Theatre in Kraków (Cracaw) and the Studio Theatre in Warsaw as well as an opera at the Wielki Theatre in Łódź, Poland

Switzerland: Filippo Lubiato

Portrait of Filippo Lubiato.Seit 1985 habe ich es mir zur Aufgabe gemacht, auf die möglichen Wirkungen von Medien einzugehen.
Heute vermittle ich die Erkenntnisse vorwiegend Jugendlichen und gebe ihnen mit dem Medium Video die Möglichkeit, ihre Ideen und ihre Person
zu entfalten. 

Spain: Josep Rota

Portrait of Josep Rota.

Born in 1952 in Sabadell near Barcelona. He began making S-8 movies in 1978. In 1980 he took the beginners’ course at Centre Excursionista de Catalunya (CEC). Since then, non professional film-making has been really a passion for him, first as a documentary author, later for fiction films as well. One of his  films „ A tu amb certa tristesa”, was screened as part of the Spanish selection at Unica 1989 in Baden-Baden. His films has received several awards in Spanish competitions in pariculiar in CEC  (Barcelona), Calella , Navàs, Zalla, Cuenca , etc. 

He is currently the director of „Certamen de Cinema i Vídeo Ciutat de Sabadell”; he has been fourth member of the jury  for the selection of Spanish films for the UNICA Contest, and he was a member of the jury in Unica 1999 in Lappeenranta too.

He goes on making documentary films, which is what he likes the best, but he also enjoys a lot watching other authors’ works. 

Czech Republic: Ctirad Stipl

Portrait of Ctirad Stipl.President of the Czech Film Amateur Federation (ČVU) and editor-in-chief of the UNICA NEWS is 60 years old, married and has got two daughters and one son. He passed The Polygraphic College in Prague and worked as a graphic designer in various printing offices. He is an editor of the magazine of the Czech UNICA Committee "Cas videa" (Video Times) too. He was a secretary general of the preparative committee on the 56th UNICA Congress in Hradec Králové (CZ) in 1994. He organises the film makers in Mohelnice and the  festival "Mohelnice Film Song and Video Clip" above all since many years. This competition has already got the 27th year's this year and an international principal. Every year he also organised an amateur film show on the occasion of the country and folk festival "The Mohelnice Stage Coach" where about 5000 spectators takes part. He began to shoot his own play-out films, documents, reportage and video clips in 1978. He and his friend from the Union of Austrian Film and Video Amateurs, Hermann Blaschke, have already organised 11year´s film and video comparative countries shows of Austrian and Czech amateurs very successfully

The Netherlands: Kees Tervoort

Portrait of Kees Tervoort.Born in Velsen, North West Netherlands, on 21 October 1949. He became a member of Videofilmers Velsen In 1984, when his wife was asked to play the lead part in a production of the Velsen club and he has been making films (preferably feature films) with much pleasure ever since. He has taken part in many national and international festivals, even won several prizes and five times had the honour of participating in UNICA with a film.

Via NOVA (Netherlands Organisation of Audio-visual Non-professionals) he took part in a film judging course, he is a regular member of the ‘travelling judging panel’ in the NOVA-district North-Holland and has judged at many national and international festivals. He has a preference for feature films and, in judging these, he pays particular attention to the theme of these films.

Belgium: Jef Van Gompel

Portrait of Jef Van Gompel.Nickname 'Jef' preferred, born on Nov. 27th 1943, speech therapist,
works in the hospital Sint-Jan in Brugge, 
producer of 80 films, among them 30 animations films, 
6 films in the Belgium UNICA-programme:
member of the BRUGSE AMATEURCINEASTS since 1969 
member of the jury in many national and international filmfestivals...