The One Minutes is a global network devoted to moving image. Since 1998, The One Minutes has produced and distributed more than 10,000 video works by artists from more than 120 countries. The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision preserves The One Minutes Collection.
Every month, The One Minutes Foundation puts out a new series of 60-second films that investigate how we perceive and engage with moving image. Museums and cultural organisations around the world subscribe to the series.
The One Minutes is a powerful format. Within the span of a single minute, anything is possible. The limited time frame forces an artist to think carefully about his or her idea, whether it’s a formal investigation, a statement, an experiment, a short narrative or a documentary. For the audience, The One Minutes offers a provocative experience, a challenging way of viewing the moving image. The One Minutes’ power comes from the films’ diversity on every imaginable level. This diversity is what makes The One Minutes special.
The One Minutes Foundation is based at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam (NL). The One Minutes acts as a producer and as an intermediary between the artist, the screen and the viewer. We offer filmmakers a platform that connects The One Minutes’ global network to Amsterdam’s artistic context through screenings, exhibitions and workshops.
The One Minutes aims to:
- facilitate the production of new work;
- provide artists with a national and international platform;
- investigate new possibilities for the exhibition of moving image;
- expose new audiences to the moving image art form.