Videos made by children and youth.
Young people between the age of 12 and 20 from Europe and Central Asia participate in the experimental world of one-minute movie-making
Oneminutesjr was set up in 2002 as a partnership between European Cultural Foundation, The Sandberg Insitute, and UNICEF. UNICEF provides financial aid in Central and Eastern Europe and in the CIS region and assists in coordinating the oneminutesjr. network.
What are oneminutesjr videos?
They are sixty-second videos made by young people (between the ages of 12 and 20). Time may be limited in a oneminutesjr video (this challenges the youngsters to form their ideas clearly), but not the freedom to express oneself creatively, which is the basic right of every person.
What is the oneminutesjr network?
It is a non-commercial community without any set political belief or ideology. The network gives young people – especially those who are underprivileged or marginalised – the opportunity to have their voices heard by a broad audience, to share with the world their ideas, dreams, fascinations, anxieties,and viewpoints.
What does the network consist of?
It consists of the interactive oneminutesjr website, a yearly festival competition, workshops across the world, video broadcasting on ten European public TV channels, and screenings at festivals and events.
Why does the oneminutesjr network do what it does?
Because we want to:
- Encourage youth expression, motivating youngsters to articulate their opinions and concerns about their communities, their environments, and about life itself.
- Create an international platform for the visual communication and exchange of one-minute messages, unhindered by language barriers.
- Create the opportunity for all young citizens to speak out and make their voices heard by a broad and diverse audience.
- Provide a space for informal learning, innovation and creativity.
- Stimulate networking, debate and discussion.
- Bridge the gap between the media, the arts and young people.
- Involve marginalised youngsters and give them more of a chance to participate in opinion-making processes.
- Offer an arena and suitable tools for experiencing diversity – both differences and similarities.