A city is a living entity and its face in the morning is different from the night. One artist makes a portrait between 9:00 and 10:00. Another one makes a portrait between 21:00 and 22:00 or 01:00 and 02:00; together a portrait of 24 visions. 24 individual portraits make one collaborative art work.

A successful city portrait consists of videos that are both complementary and different. 24 videos, which cover a city in recognizable images, but not cliche.

Anyone can participate by filling in the online application form.
Give at least two 2 tags for each video and geographical information (streetnames, routes e.g.) in the online form.

Deadline: closed (individual entries are welcome)

Please pay attention to the requirements:

  • All entries must be exactly 60 seconds (no credits or titles).
  • All entries must be broadcast quality.
  • Please use high quality, 16:9 format: HDV 1080i or DV PAL anamorphic.
  • Export your movie as Quicktime or .avi, with dv-pal compressor, 25 frames per second and 48kHz sound, and aspect ratio 16:9. [Make sure not only the material you filmed is in 16:9 but also your project settings and export settings in FCP, so you export your video in 16:9 and NOT 4:3!]
  • Try not to use borrowed sound; only original city sound. How you use the original sound is up to you.

Burn this dv-file on a data-cd or dvd and send it to:

The One Minutes Foundation
Fred. Roeskestraat 98
1076 ED Amsterdam
The Netherlands

For questions about the project you can contact

If you can’t submit your entry form online, you can download a pdf here and send it in with your data-CD or DVD.