2007 workshops

1: Amman, Jordan (25-29 January)
2: Oslo, Norway (20-22 February)
3: Johannesburg, South-Africa (23-28 March)
4: Istanbul, Turkey (5-9 April)
5: Belgrade, Serbia (10-14 April)
6: Salamanca, Spain (11-15 June)
7: North Ossetia and Ingushetia, Russia (16-20 and 21-25 July)
8: Lubumbashi and Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo (30 July - 3 August and 6-10 August)
9: Krsko, Slovenia (3-8 august)
10: De Vrolijkheid en Stichting Nowhere, Amsterdam (6-10 August 2007)
11: New Delhi, India (25-29 August)
12: Berlin, Germany (3-6 september)
13: Barcelona, Spain (3-7 September)
14: Amman, Jordan (6-10 September)
15: Yevpatoria, Ukraine (17-21 September)
16: Trstena, Slovakia (26-30 September)
17: Manila, Philippines (27 September - 1 October)
18: Mumbai, India (27-31 October)
19: Dubai, United Arab Emirates (13-17 November)
20: Tel Aviv, Israel (14-18 November)
21: Zilina, Slovakia (31 Oct-4 November)

In conjunction with UNICEF, the Dubai International Film Festival sponsored a oneminutesjr. workshop in Mumbai, India, with the hopes of lighting a spark with new filmmaking talent. And what better location than the home of Bollywood.

The workshop brought together 18 participants from various Mumbai-area schools, including a shelter for street kids. The kids worked for 5 days to express their thoughts on the workshop theme: Daily Life and Dreams.

The films ranged from street kids and poverty to a Bollywood-style dance in the streets, from the life of a dog to a pocket opera of medieval proportions. The films certainly expressed the creativity of the kids.

Various Bollywood stars, including Jackie Shroff, visited the workshop to talk to the participants about making movies.

The workshop was held on the campus of the Don Bosco School in Matunga, a suburb of Mumbai. The final screening took place in the brand-new screening room and was attended not only by family and friends but also notables from the television and film industry.