Call for applications for the first edition of the GSDF is now CLOSED.

Details of the next Forum and the Call for Submissions will announced in October 2018.


GSDF is open to applications from all parts of the world, for documentary projects up to 30 mins, either in production or in late stages of development with some existing footage. 16 filmmakers will be selected to attend a residential workshop, all expenses covered.


See Terms and Conditions and Submission Information.

To submit, fill in the online application form on the One World Media Submission Portal when the call is open.



For more information, call us on 020 7922 7943 or email us at

Key Dates

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