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OneMinutesJr featured at “International Crime and Punishment Film Festival” in Istanbul

Istanbul, TURKEY, 17 September 2013 - The OneMinutesJr project is featured at this week's International Crime and Punishment Film Festival (ICPFF) in Istanbul. 

50 films produced by teenagers in conflict with the law from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Ukraine will be shown as part of the official program of the international festival that lasts from 13-19 September.

The OneMinutesJr videos shown in Istanbul were produced in 2012/2013 at workshops in Yerevan (Armenia), Baku (Azerbaijan), Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Dushanbe (Tajikistan), Melitopol and Kharkiv (both Ukraine). The two workshops in Ukraine took place behind bars and the participants were all inmates of juvenile penitentiaries. 

The 3rd International Crime and Punishment Film Festival builds upon the success of the first two Film Festivals held by Istanbul University in 2011 and 2012. Some four hundred films were screened, alongside academic panels and workshops. The participants - both academics and filmmakers - hailed from all over the world. The Film Festival also introduced awards which are presented for both cinematic and academic achievements.

The dean of the law faculty at Istanbul University and director of the International Crime and Punishment Film Festival (ICPFF), Prof. Dr. Âdem Sözüer, said upon inviting the OneMinutesJr to this year's program: "As a result of this festival, we hope to achieve positive results that would contribute to having a better juvenile justice system both in Turkey and all around the World. We believe that these one-minute films made by young people will once again highlight the importance of this contribution. In this respect, we thank those young film-makers and UNICEF for their support."

Watch the OneMinutesJr videos featured in Istanbul this week



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