Europe

Transnational connections
This interactive map represents the transnational networks and references of the Polish amateur film movement. The dots on the map of Europe, when activated, point to cities and towns where transnational exchanges of film amateurs*, their clubs or associations took place according to three criteria:

Color legend of the dots:
Red – institutions, organizations, associations, fairs, etc.
Blue – festivals
White – contacts between individual amateur film clubs
For best usability it is recommended to display the map in full screen mode.

Legende:

Festival participations/awards

• Aachen FRG – 44th UNICA World Festival of Amateur Films 1982

• Amsterdam NL – 26th UNICA World Festival of Amateur Films 1964

• Asnières-sur-Seine FR – International Amateur Film Festival 1957

• Bad Ems FRG – 20th UNICA World Festival of Amateur Films 1958

• Baden CH – 42th UNICA World Festival of Amateur Films 1980

• Baden-Baden FRG – 51th UNICA World Festival of Amateur Films 1989

• Baku AZ / USSR – 40th UNICA World Festival of Amateur Films 1978

• Bamberg FRG — International Bamberg Film Festival “In the Sign of the Times” 1982 (since 1972 onwards)

• Belgrad YUG – International Amateur Film Festival 1961, 1964

• Berlin East GDR – International Amateur Film Festival 1965

• Bielsko-Biała PL – Amateur Film Festival for animated films “Fazy/ “Phases” with Western European participants, including from FRG and AT (from 1975 onwards)

• Brno ČSSR – Mezinárodní Festival Krátkých Filmů “Brněnská šestnáctka”/ International Short Film Festival for Amateurs “Brno16” (since the 1960s onwards)

• Brussels BE – International Experimental Film Festival 1958 (EXPO 1958 in Brussels)

• Budapest HU – International Amateur Film Festival 1964

• Cannes FR – International Amateur Film Festival 1960, 1962, 1963, 1969

• Carcassone FR – International Amateur Film Festival 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1961

• Cologne FRG – 36th UNICA World Festival of Amateur Films 1974

• Copenhagen DK – 25th UNICA World Festival of Amateur Films 1963

• Costa Brava ES – International Amateur Film Festival 1964

• Dubrovnik YUG – 27th UNICA World Festival of Amateur Films 1965

• Edinburgh GB – International Amateur Film Festival 1959

• Evian les Bains FR – 23th UNICA World Festival of Amateur Films 1960

• Graz AT – 49th UNICA World Festival of Amateur Films 1987

• Györ HU — International Festival Off Price-Winning Amateur Films 1977, 1986 (since 1974 onwards)

• Halle GDR – International Amateur Film Festival 1961

• Helsinki FI – 21th UNICA World Festival of Amateur Films 1959

• Karl-Marx-Stadt GDR – 46th UNICA World Festival of Amateur Films 1984

• Katowice PL — International Amateur Film Festival 1959

• Kelibia TN – International Amateur Film Festival 1965, 1969

• Leningrad USSR – Amateur Film Festival 1969

• Lidice ČSSR — International Amateur Film Festival 1983

• Ljubljana YUG — Festival of Films for Children and Youth of the Slovenian Republic 1984 (since 1964 onwards)

• London GB — BFI Amateur Film Competition

• Luxemburg LUX – 31th UNICA World Amateur Film Festival 1969

• Maastricht NL – 39th UNICA World Amateur Film Festival1977

• Magdeburg GDR – Amateur Film Festival 1969

• Marburg FRG – Internationale Amateurfilmfestspiele (8+16mm) 1973 (seit 1969 ff.)

• Mar del Plate AR – 47th UNICA World Amateur Film Festival 1985

• Mariánské Lazné ČSSR – International Amateur Film Festival 1960, 1961; 28. UNICA World Amateur Film Festival 1966

• Moscow USSR – Amateur Film Competition of the USSR

• Mulhouse FR – International Amateur Film Festival 1959, 1962; 23. UNICA World Amateur Film Festival 1961

• Neubrandenburg GDR – Amateur Film Festival of the Socialist Countries 1977

• Nyon CH – International Amateur Film Festival 1965

• Olbia IT – International Amateur Film Festival 1960, 1962, 1963

• Palermo IT – Internationales Amateurfilmfestival 1955

• Paris FR – International Festival of Films about Football 1962, 1963, 1965

• Prague ČSSR – International Festival of Amateur Commercial Films 1958

• Prague ČSSR – International Festival of Science Film 1960

• Prague ČSSR – International Review of Amateur Trick and Animated Films “Amatrick” 1985

• Rapallo IT – International Amateur Film Festival 1959, 1962, 1966

• Riga LV / USSR – International Amateur Film Festival 1969

• Rolle CH – International Amateur Film Festival 1963, 1964

• Rome IT – 19th UNICA World Amateur Film Festival 1957

• Rovaniemi FI – Finnish Amateur Film Festival 1973

• Rychnov ČSSR — Rychnovská Osmička / “Rychnov 8”, Festival of Amateur Films in 8mm and Super 8 Format 1984, 1985 (since 1962 onwards)

• Saint Nazaire FR – 45th UNICA World Amateur Film Festival 1983

• Salermo IT – International Amateur Film Festival 1965, 1966

• San Feliu de Guixol ES – International Amateur Film Festival 1966

• Schönbeck GDR – International Amateur Film Festival 1961

• Zhytomyr UA / USSR — Amateur Film Festival

• Skopje YUG — International Amateur Film Festival

• Sofia BG — Amateur Film Festival „Gramota” 1987

• Sófiok HU – 43th UNICA World Festival of Amateur Films 1981

• Sydney AUS – International Amateur Film Festival 1959

• Tallinn EST / USSR – 48th UNICA World Festival of Amateur Films 1986

• Tel Aviv IL – International Amateur Film Festival 1965

• Toruń PL – 37th UNICA World Festival of Amateur Films 1975

Toruń PL — International Competition of Non-Professional Films “Preservation of Monuments and Protection of Human Environment” 1978

Turku FI — 41th UNICA World Festival of Amateur Films 1979

• Vancouver CA – International Amateur Film Festival 1964

• Velden AT – International Amateur Film Festival

• Vienna AT – 24th UNICA World Festival of Amateur Films 1962

• Wrocław PL — Festival of non-commercial film “Film poza kinem” / “Film OFF-Cinema” (since 1983 onwards) with participation of student films of DFFB from West Berlin/FRG, films from Canada and Austria as well as from other countries

• Zagreb YUG – 50th UNICA World Festival of Amateur Films 1988

• Zittau GDR — Showcase of Amateur Filmmaking 1975

• Zurich CH – 18th UNICA World Festival of Amateur Films 1956

Institutions, organizations, federations, fairs u.a.

• Berlin West FRG – Erich Hoepner Gymnasium in West Berlin and AKF “Awa” in Poznań exchanges, visits and joint workshops in the 1980s

• Brussels BE – UNICA headquarters, Polish board members: Stanislaw Puls (AKF “Jupiter” in Bydgoszcz) as long-time vice-president (1984 – 1994) of UNICA and member of the UNICA Board (1978 – 2014); Józef Milka (AKF “Wrocław” in Wrocław, director of the National Amateur Film Festival “POL-8” in Polanica Zdrój) as vice-president of UNICA (1972 – 1976) and member of the UNICA board (1972 – 1978)

• Cologne, FRG – PHOTOKINA, since 1966 onwards reports in “Kinotechnik” and the column “film amatorski” of the professional journal “Fotografia”

• Cologne, FRG – PHOTOKINA, 1972 presentation of Polish amateur films as part of a UNICA focus of the fairesse

• Leipzig GDR – International Fair. Since 1968 onwards reports in “Kinotechnik” and the column “film amatorski” of the professional magazine “Fotografia”

• London GB – Amateur film competition of the professional magazine Amateur Cine World and the BFI/British Film Institute

• ORWO Wolfen GDR – FAKF (AKF Association Poland), visits and reports in “Kinotechnik”

• Rovaniemi FI – Finnish Amateur Film Festival, where a Finnish-Polish film by AKF “Stodoła” from Warsaw was shown in 1973

• Zhytomyr Ukraine/USSR – reports about the AKF there in the column “film amatorski” of the professional journal “Fotografia”

• Stara Sagora BU – FAKF visit (AKF Association Poland) 1970

Contakts between Amateur Film Clubs

• Aarhus DK – AKF Aarhus and AKF “Klaps” Chybie

• Berlin West FRG –  young film scene / students of DFFB from West Berlin/FRG or filmmakers from Canada or Austria and AKF “Pałacyk” and the film festival “Film poza kinem” (Film OFF-Cinema) in Wrocław, organized by AKF “Pałacyk”-members

• Berlin East GDR – AKFs or festivals in this city and FAKF (Amateur Film Association Poland)

• Bitterfeld GDR – AKFs or festivals in this city and FAKF (Amateur Film Association Poland)

• Bratislava ČSSR – AKFs in this city and AKF „Śląsk” Katowice, AKF „Warszawa”, AKF „Wrocław”, AKF „Nowa Huta“ Cracow

• Brno ČSSR – AKFs in this city and AKF „Śląsk” Katowice, AKF „Warszawa”, AKF „Wrocław”, AKF „Nowa Huta“ Cracow

• České Budějovice ČSSR – AKFsin this city and AKF „Śląsk” Katowice, AKF „Warszawa”, AKF „Wrocław”, AKF „Nowa Huta“ Cracow

• Dresden GDR – AKFs or festivals in this city and FAKF (Amateur Film Association Poland)

• Frankfurt/Oder GDR – AKF in this city and AKF “Zielona Góra”, FAKF (Amateur Film Association Poland)

• Helsinki FI – AKF „Stodoła“ Warszawa

• Leipzig GDR – AKFs or festivals in this city and FAKF (Amateur Film Association Poland)

• Plovdiv BU – AKF Plovdiv and AKF „Jupiter“ Bydgoszcz; visit to the amateur film club there by Jan Jacoby/FAKF (AKFs Association Poland) + “Kinotechnik” reports

• Plzeň (Pilsen), ČSSR – AKFs in this city and AKF “Śląsk” Katowice, AKF “Warszawa”, AKF “Wrocław”, AKF “Nowa Huta” Kraków

• Prag ČSSR – AKFs in this city and AKF „Śląsk” Katowice, AKF „Warszawa”, AKF „Wrocław”, AKF „Nowa Huta“ Cracow

• Rom IT – Amateur Film Club via S. Caterina da Siena, visit of Jan Jacoby/FAKF (AKF Association Poland) + “Kinotechnik” report

• Ückermünde GDR – an AKF in the city and AKF “Venedicus” Kołobrzeg

• Vienna AT – “Club of Cinema Amateurs of Austria” and AKF “Śląsk” Katowice, AKF “Warszawa”

• Wiesbaden FRG — AKF Wiesbaden and AKF „Warszawa”

“UNICA w Danii” (UNICA in Denmark, dir.: Karol Alchimowicz, SAKF “Jupiter” Bydgoszcz, 1963):

“UNICA Amsterdam” (UNICA in Amsterdam, dir.: Karol Alchimowicz, SAKF “Jupiter” Bydgoszcz, 1964):

„AKF Klaps w Danii“ (AKF Klaps in Dänemark, Kollektivarbeit AKF „Klaps“ Chybie, 1985):