What is Global Short Docs Forum

Global Short Docs Forum (GSDF) is a new initiative connecting filmmakers of documentary shorts with digital platforms.

GSDF will host 16 filmmakers selected from a global call, to attend a 4-day residential workshop at the Frontline Club in London. Filmmakers will benefit from invaluable pitching training, mentoring and masterclasses from industry experts and one-to-one meetings with decision makers.

Platforms participating in the first edition of the Forum are AJ+, BBC Arabic, BBC Stories, The Guardian, and Zoomin.TV.

 

Call for applications is now OPEN. EXTENDED Deadline: 10AM (GMT) Friday 16 February 2018

FOR FILMMAKERS

Expert help to fine-tune editorial ideas and pitch short doc proposals.

Learn to navigate the new market-place by hearing directly from gatekeepers at the digital platforms.

Meet and connect with other filmmakers to collaborate.

FOR DIGITAL PLATFORMS

Access to new narratives and fresh ideas.

Communicate editorial agendas to a wide range of filmmakers from under-represented regions.

Benefit from One World Media’s reach in the documentary world, and the shortlisting of potential talent.

Who We Are

Global Short Docs Forum is organised by One World Media, a non-profit committed to excellence in media coverage of the wider world. We believe the best media highlights our common humanity, breaks down prejudices and enables new voices to be heard.

We have a long track record of supporting new filmmakers and journalists through our Production Fund and regular events and workshops, as well as through the One World Media Awards.

Key Dates

3 January 2018: Open for Applications
9 February 2018: Deadline for Applications
16 February 2018: Extended Deadline for Applications
19 March 2018: Announcing Selected Projects
15-18 May 2018: Global Short Docs Forum in London

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