Visual Pond Artspace, Inc. is a non-profit organization committed to the visual arts. Based in Manila, Visual Pond aims to be a dynamic player in the Philippine contemporary art scene through projects that engage and promote local artists both here and abroad.

We at Visual Pond envision a contemporary art scene that is vibrant, open to experimentation and supported by the community. By taking initiatives and creating opportunities for Filipino artists, we work towards this realization for the visual arts locale.

Asides from Manila-based projects, we are also interested in regional and international exchanges on ideas, concepts and possible collaborations with definite end products.


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The One Minutes Awards 2011: Call for Philippine Entries

The One Minutes Awards 2011

VISUAL POND, as the Philippine partner of The One Minutes Foundation and with the support of the UPFI Film Center, invites artists and video/filmmakers based in the Philippines to submit entries for The One Minutes Awards 2011.

The One Minutes (TOM) is a brand name for moving images that last exactly one minute with its core activity being the annual competition, The One Minutes Awards. Launched in 1998, it has developed into a global network with makers from 100 countries and an archive of 10000 video works that are shown (inter) nationally on many podia. It is organized by The One Minutes Foundation, a non profit organization hosted by the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The One Minutes Awards 2011 have the following categories:
- Video Performance: you and the camera
- Cut and Paste: technical miracles
- A Small History: small stories about matters we should not forget about
- Micro Commercial: small companies run by passionate owners
- Fairground Attraction: surreal details of a visual dream world
- Mini Road Movie: travel from A to B and add your road movie to a world network of travels
Please observe the following technical requirements:
- Entry must be exactly one minute in length.
- Entry must be of broadcast quality.
- Please use 16:9 HD format. Export your movie as Quicktime or .avi at 720x576 pixels with dv-pal compressor, anamorphic, 25 frames per second and 48kHz sound.
- Burn this dv-file on a data-cd or dvd

Per category 6 videos will be nominated for the Tommy awards plus cash prize. From each category a larger selection of 24 videos will be used as a series for the new One Minutes magazine to which a selective group of podia can subscribe. The annual awards night in February 2011 will also mark the launch of this new video art magazine.
Drop off your entry with the 3-page Philippine submission form which can be downloaded at this link and drop it off at The One Minutes box at the UPFI Film Center c/o Yason Banal, Magsaysay and OsmeƱa Avenues, UP Diliman, Quezon City. Telephone: (632) 926-3640, 926-2722.Deadline for Philippine entries: 25 November 2010
Submission period: 15 November to 25 November 2010

For questions relating to The One Minutes Awards, contact The One Minutes directly at
For questions relating to submission of Philippine entries, contact Visual Pond at