2006 workshops

1: Liepaja, Latvia (Feb 21-25)
2: Montana, Bulgaria (April 3-7)
3: Bochum, Germany (April 19-23)
4: Salzburg, Austria (May 28-June )
5: Amsterdam, the Netherlands (june 1-5)
6: Dublin, Ireland (june 26-30)
7: Oberhausen, Germany (july 10-14)
8: Amsterdam, The Netherlands (august 1-10)
9: Vrac, Serbia (August 22-28)
10: Amsterdam, The Netherlands (August 25 - September 3)
11: Utsjoki, Finland (August 30 - Sept 2)
12: Tirana, Albania (October 4-8)
13: Gorlitz, Germany (October 16-20)
14: Beirut, Lebanon (November 22-26)

The facilitators from this workshop Merel van 't hullenaar and Avi Krispin, wrote a short piece on their experience during the workshop held at the Waterval Festival in Amsterdam.

The Waterval Festival is part of the colorful movement to improve Osdorp, aimed both at providing activities for youth as well as a cultural and social environment for the local residents. In light of that, the Sandberg Institute / The One Minutes Foundation and The European Cultural Foundation appreciated the opportunity to partake in this event and the development towards a lively New West, through focusing on young adults from the area, and giving them a chance to create their own one minutes on the spot.

Youth between the ages of 8 and 20 came to the One Minutes caravan, some with a defined plan, and some out of timid curiosity. We tried to provide them with tools and ideas on how to make a short portrait of a minute, that would give their personal view of Osdorp and the New West, (taking into consideration the limited time at our disposal). Due to our persistence and lovely personalities, we quickly accumulated a small fan club of kids that would return daily along with their friends insisting on making new films, and curious about the editing we were busy with. We tried to entice new ěfilmmakersî and through that got a glimpse of the friendly atmosphere (despite the constant and heavy rain) of the highly motivated workers from Mobile Arts.

In the future, we believe that the workshop would benefit from a better introduction made to the local youth of the possibilities of creating their own One Minutes. In addition, we think that working with a small group of youth over several days (like a standard workshop) would yield more interesting minutes as well as giving the participants more tools and ideas for the future.