About Us

Global Short Docs Forum is organised by One World Media. One World Media is 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.

The second forum will be hosted by Docudays UA in March 2019. Docudays UA is the only international human rights documentary film festival in Kyiv, Ukraine. It is a part of the international Human Rights Film Network. After the end of the festival in Kyiv, Docudays UA traditionally presents the best films in Ukrainian regions. Throughout the year, Docudays UA popularizes auteur documentary cinema in film theaters as a part of the DOCU/HIT project. It develops critical thinking among young people through its Docudays UA film clubs for media education in human rights. It presents the cultural diplomacy project SEE UKRAINE in Europe. It helps young Ukrainian documentary filmmakers to produce their films at the DOCU/PRO industry platform.

Who We Are

Clothilde Redfern

OWM Director

Clothilde Redfern

Flora Gregory

GSDF Project Director

Lisya Yafet

GSDF Project Manager

Lisa Yafet

Jennifer Igiri

Digital Communications Officer

Clothilde Redfern

Clothilde is the Director of One World Media. She is responsible for the growth and success of One World Media’s programmes including its production fund and industry events. She strives to support media which highlights our common humanity, breaks down prejudice and enables new voices to be heard.

Clothilde started her career in France working for the International Herald Tribune in Paris, she moved to London in 2005 and joined the Media Trust’s production team making documentaries for the Community Channel. She then spent three years as a documentary programmer for Birds Eye View Film Festival, which exclusively showcased films made by women. Prior to joining One World Media she spent 4 years at Channel 4 where she worked in the Documentaries department and Film 4.

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Flora Gregory

With over 30 years’ experience in broadcasting and many awards under her belt, Flora is always on a mission to uncover and mentor new talent, and to bring stories made by local filmmakers around the world to an international audience.

She conceived and ran Channel 4’s long running Unreported World, and was the founding commissioning editor of Witness, Al Jazeera English’s flagship documentary strand which transmitted to 280 million homes worldwide. While at Witness she commissioned, co-produced and acquired hour and half hour films, and launched Viewfinder for new filmmakers. Since leaving, she has run workshops for BBC Media Action with Libyan filmmakers, and acted as a mentor for IDFA Academy, East Doc platform, EsoDoc, Docs in Thessaloniki (with the EDN) and Medimed in Sitges. She is also a mentor for One World Media’s Production Fund.

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Lisya Yafet

Lisya has worked with One World Media in various capacities since 2013. She is currently responsible for producing the first edition of Global Short Docs Forum, and managing One World Media projects for nurturing new talent, including the Production Fund and international reporting workshops. 

Lisya is a freelance producer, working on film and event production. She has worked with Open City Documentary Festival, Quadrangle Film Festival and DocumentarIst Istanbul Documentary Days as a programmer and coordinator, producing regular screenings, panel discussions and development workshops. She produces films and videos with Superplex Pictures, Loft Films and Hiten Media, and runs practical filmmaking workshops at Arcola Theatre.

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Jennifer Igiri

Jennifer joined One World Media in 2017 as a Creative Access trainee Comms Officer. She is now responsible for all digital communications, including website maintenance and social media content. Jennifer has a BA in Creative Writing and Journalism from Middlesex University. She is interested in the stories that don’t get told, the reasons why, and the media’s role in how things are perceived. She is an avid script writer and poet and she will be starting an MA in Screenwriting at the LCC in Fall 2018.

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