The nominees for each of the 3 categories in the One Minutes Jr project competition 2010 have been selected. In each of the categories of (Self)-portrait, Inside-Out and One Minute of Freedom there will be one winner who will be awarded a JVC Piscio HD Hand-Camera. The nominees are all participants of the international, arts-based initiative of oneminutesjr, which organizes 5 day workshops for underprivileged or marginalized youth between 12 and 20 years old:
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.
Following are some of the nominated videos, each one lasting no more than one minute in length. The winners will be selected by a jury and announced on November 10th.
Mama, about adoptions, was made by Wolf Artem from Ukraine, and is nominated for tha category of (Self)-portraits:
Also in the same category is Greetings from Kosovo by Suada Jahirovic on forced migrations:
In the Inside Out Category is Paper Wings by Nargiz Zeynalova from Azerbaijan, showing the issue of females and education: since I couldn't find an embeddable video for this entry, please click through to view it on the oneminutesjr site.
Also in this category is Taim Nogut , a story on suicide by Louisah Enos from Papua New Guinea:
And in the One Minute of Freedom category; Focus by Ryan Forde in Guyana tackles the subject of education:
Last but not least, focusing on water conservation is On the Last Drop by Tolib Homitov from Tajikistan:
Don't forget to watch the videos made by the remaining award nominees who share their views of the world from places such as Uganda, USA, Barbados, Vietnam and Fiji.