Let's Walk the Red Carpet
film festivals have an old tradition - the red carpet. Dolled-up
celebrities sweep along it, adorned with the most expensive
diamonds and dressed in the least comfortable clothes. Reports
from these events are an encyclopedia of human vanity and
megalomania. All of this is an integral part of the
commercialism of the cinema.
Amateur film making is not meant for sale. It‘s meant to be
given as a present. Maybe that is why it goes without all this
noise and fireworks. Still, a little action won't hurt anybody —
actually, quite the opposite- it will popularise this kind of
That's why the 74th UNICA festival in Rousse will open with a
festive procession which will end on the red carpet in front of
the cameras of the paparazzi. Don't take it seriously. Just
will gather at 7 pm on 25 August 2012 at the east end of the
central pedestrian zone. The town's brass band and cheerleaders
will lead the line. Each national delegation will be marked by a
signboard carried by a volunteer cooperator. It
would be great if one or more of the participants would dress in
a traditional garment or wear elements of it. Small national
flags or bigger banners (if there‘s no problem with the
transportation) are recommended.
The centre of the festival is 300 meters away. The line will be
arranged in alphabetical order. The entrance in the hall will
happen in the same order. Of course, the pictures on the red
carpet are a must. So is the unrestrained applause for every
bright idea. And there will be such ideas for sure, since film
makers are full of them.
Group picture taken at UNICA in Korea by Reg
and used with permission.
Vladimir McIliev faked !