Critical Writing Index

Teasing the creative juices: a challenge for procrastinating young filmmakers ended up becoming the One Minute Film and Video Festival

by Sabrina Saccoccio

The Globe and Mail, Nov. 20, 2003

York University student Meridith Dault explains the inception of the One Minute Film and Video Festival as a means of challenging her lapsed film program friends into making work again. Using a website and word of mouth, the challenge to create a one minute film with a topic about your neighbours became an international call for submissions. Working within a one minute time frame forces the filmmakers to be concise, a process which participant Adrian Smith likens to Haiku. This creative challenge inspired many to return to filmmaking after long breaks and work around their time and budgetary constraints, showcasing the flexibility of the medium.

ITEM 2003.104 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

A Day at The BleachMark Dobias

Our New Neighbour In Le Vieux HillKaren Wyatt

Internal MonologueAdrian Smith