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Youth filmmakers nominated for awards

NEW YORK/AMSTERDAM, 21 October 2010 – UNICEF and the One Minutes Foundation announced last week the nominees for the 2010 Oneminutesjr. Awards.  The awards will go to the best one minute video made by a youth filmmaker in the past year.  The awards will be announced online at www.theoneminutesjr.org on Wednesday, November 10.

There are three categories for competition: (Self)-Portrait, Inside-Out and One Minute of Freedom. 

The films nominated for (Self)-Portrait are “Mama” by Wolf Artem (Ukraine), “Dear Dad” by Carlon Knight (Antigua), “Let the Past be the Past” by Swaba Tumusiime (Uganda), “The Gap” by Chris Ndamagye (Uganda) and “Greetings from Kosovo” by Suada Jahirovic (Kosovo).

The films nominated for Inside-out are “Taim Nogut” by Louisah Enos (Papua New Guinea), “Pride” by Jesse Russell (USA), “Paper Wings” by Nargiz Zeynalova (Azerbaijan), “Welcome” by Nikita Wade (Barbados) and “I Am Alone Now” by Ruth Henry (Barbados). 

The films nominated for One Minute of Freedom are “Focus” by Ryan Forde (Guyana), “Hanoi Night” by Nguyen Thi Ngoc Ha (Vietnam), “Wailea River” by Epironi Silimanabure Tulele (Fiji), “It Happened to Me” by Melania Dikoulia (Fiji) and “On the Last Drop” by Tolib Homitov (Tajikistan).

All videos were made by filmmakers under the age of 20.

Judges for the competition are Csaba Bene Perlenberg, a Swedish movie director/producer and former oneminutesjr awards participant; Ilma van de Beek,
Head of Education for Cinekid, a foundation that throughout the year develops activities for children in the areas of film, television and the new media; and Ine Poppe,
writer, journalist and filmmaker.

All nominated videos can be watched online at www.theoneminutesjr.org.  One winning video will be selected for each category and respective filmmakers will receive a JVC Piscio HD Hand-Camera.

The oneminutesjr. is an international, arts-based initiative  that gives 12-20 year-old youth, especially those who are underprivileged or marginalised, the opportunity to have their voices heard and to share their ideas, dreams, fascinations, anxieties and viewpoints on the world.  The oneminutesjr. process equips the young filmmakers with the fundamental skill of self-expression that is needed to participate fully in society. 

The oneminutesjr. holds 5-day workshops where the youth are taught basic camera and directing skills, story-telling, teamwork and how to think creatively about issues and representation.  Each participant develops his/her own story based on the workshop theme and produces a sixty-second video that is screened at the conclusion of the workshop. 


UNICEF is on the ground in over 150 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.  UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. For more information about UNICEF and its work visit: www.unicef.org

About One Minutes Foundation
the one minutes foundation is a worldwide video network based in the Sandberg Institute, a postgraduate course in fine arts, design and applied arts. Worldwide, The One Minutes promotes and distributes videos of 60 seconds. The One Minutes acts as the technical coordinator, providing artistic guidance and technical support for the oneminutesjr network and organising the annual oneminutes festival.

For further information, please contact:
Karen Cirillo, UNICEF New York,
Tel + 212 326 7506,

Anja Masling, One Minutes Foundation,
Tel + 31 20 5882409,

Sophie Leferink, One Minutes Foundation,
Tel + 31 20 5882409,




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