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.


GSDF 2019 will take place in Ukraine as part of Docudays UA, in March 2019.

Call for submissions is now closed.


See Terms and Conditions and Submission Information.

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


* Thanks to the support from the British Council in Ukraine, there are waivers available to applicants from Eastern Europe, Western Balkans, Caucasus and Baltic Countries. For a list of eligible countries, click here.



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

Key Dates

8 October 2018: Open for Applications
23 November 2018: Deadline for Applications
29 November 2018: Extended Deadline
15 January 2019: Announcing Selected Projects
26-29 March 2019: Global Short Docs Forum in Kyiv, Ukraine