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Thursday, 5 December 2013

Youth Filmmaking: Big Screens, Big Experiences

By Karen Cirillo

AMSTERDAM, 30 November 2013 - The lights dimmed in a sold-out theatre as OneMinutesJr videos took to the screen.

The theatre screening was part of the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), where the 2013 OneMinutesJr Award-nominated videos were having their big-screen debut as part of the annual Awards and Masterclass.

The events, hosted by UNICEF, the One Minutes Foundation and IDFA, celebrated the best one-minute videos made by young people around the world.  In the audience were 9 of the 15 awards nominees from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Georgia, Libya, Mexico, Pakistan and Ukraine, who were invited to The Netherlands to participate in the Awards events.  They were joined by five local Dutch youth who would be joining the Masterclass. 

The fifteen videos screened were nominated for the 2013 OneMinutesJr Awards in three categories: (Self)-Portrait, Inside-Out and One Minute of Freedom. They were selected from over 300 videos produced during UNICEF-sponsored workshops in 15 different countries over the past year. The awards were presented at a ceremony later in the weekend.

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