2014 Workshops

1: Amman, Jordan (11-15 January 2014)
2: Balti, Moldova (26-30 May 2014)
3: Bamyan, Afghanistan (7-11 September 2014)
4: Bangladesh workshop (November 2014)
5: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (February 2014)
6: Dilijan, Armenia (22-26 September 2014)
7: Herne, Germany workshop (October 2014)
8: Hong Kong, China Workshop 2014
9: Kahramanmaras, Turkey (23-27 April 2014)
10: Karakol, Kyrgyzstan (March 2014)
11: Lviv, Ukraine (October 2014)
12: Lviv, Ukraine (15 -19 July 2014)
13: Mansakonko, The Gambia (25-29 August 2014)
14: Mexico City, Mexico (November 2014)
15: Odessa (October 2014)
16: Passikudah, Sri Lanka (February 2014)
17: Pokhara, Nepal (17-21 March 2014)
18: Recklinghausen, Germany (14-17 April 2014)
19: Tashkent, Uzbekistan (28 July - 1 August 2014)
20: Zaatari Camp, Jordan (18-23 January 2014)
21: Amsterdam, The Netherlands - IDFA Masterclass (28-Nov - 01 Dec 2014)

Amsterdam, The Netherlands - IDFA Masterclass (28-Nov - 01 Dec 2014)

AMSTERDAM, 28 November 2014 - Five refugee children from Syria are among the 15 young people who have been nominated for The One MinutesJr. Awards 2014 which are being held in Amsterdam this weekend.

The nominees from Syria participated in video workshops in refugee camps in Turkey and Jordan where they told their personal stories and turned them into fascinating short movies. In addition to the five young people originally from Syria, there are nominees this year from Jordan (2), Afghanistan (2), Ukraine (2), Kyrgyzstan (2), The Gambia and Nepal.

All nominees were invited to the festival weekend in Amsterdam which is part of IDFA, The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (, and will also see the children participate in screenings and a masterclass with more creative filmmaking with support from The One Minutes Jr. team.

However, not all of the nominees could make the trip to the Netherlands after all, because some of them did not have passports, could not get visas or were simply not allowed to leave the refugee camps for the trip to Europe.

The nominees who made it to Amsterdam come from Ukraine, Jordan and Kyrgyzstan and they will be joined by Dutch teenagers over the next three days of filming on and along the canals of Amsterdam.

The festival will close on Sunday evening with the announcement of the 2014 OneMinutesJr. Award winners, who were chosen by a jury of professionals and young people.