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  • Two Ukrainian Films Win Grants at Global Short Docs Forum

      This year’s Docudays UA festival hosted the Global Short Docs Forum, a unique workshop for short film creators organised by One World Media. As a result of GSDF, two Ukrainian filmmakers have been successful in securing a grant from the British Council, allowing them to continue with the production of their films. These include…

  • Announcing the digital platforms joining us in Kyiv

    With Global Short Docs Forum 2019 just around the corner, we are excited to announce the digital platforms that will be attending the event and hearing the filmmakers’ pitches! It’s fantastic to welcome Vice, as well as The Guardian, AJE and LUSH who are returning to the Forum for a second year. We’re also thrilled to…

  • The Golden Age of the Short Doc

      A Guest Blog by Flora Gregory, Executive Producer   The way we consume media has changed dramatically over the past 10 years. The dominance of long-form films and strict format broadcast television is being pushed aside by the tide of digital media platforms. Short-form video now reigns our news feeds, reaching a global audience…

  • Why the GSDF will have a long-lasting effect on my professional life…

      A Guest Blog by Elena Horn, GSDF Participant 2018   Selling a documentary can be the most excruciating part of filmmaking. I had worked on my project “THE LESSON” for a long time and was always concerned that the reality of the film market would crush the delicate truth and nuances of my documentary.…

  • Introducing our Global Short Docs Forum 2019 Filmmakers!

      After receiving an impressive and varied range of applications from every corner of the globe, we are very excited to announce the final 16 filmmakers who have been selected to attend the second edition of the Global Short Docs Forum! Established as a new initiative to help bridge the gap between digital platforms and…

  • Filmmaker Spotlight – Saila Huusko

    Our filmmaker spotlight this week is documentary filmmaker and journalist, Saila Huusko! Saila’s work has appeared in The Guardian, Al Jazeera and Global Post, as well as numerous international film festivals. She has also worked in conflict and post-conflict areas as an in-house filmmaker for the Crisis Management Initiative (CMI) office.     Saila was…

  • Q+A With The Gatekeepers

      If you had 20 minutes to pitch your short documentary to the BBC, what would you say? For any ambitious filmmaker, the opportunity to have 20 minutes of undivided attention from a commissioner is a dream come true. However, it’s not always easy knowing how to approach the pitch: what to include, what to avoid and what…

  • How Should Documentary Filmmakers Work with Media Platforms?

      A Guest Blog by Docudays UA   What kind of short films is interesting for global media giants, such as The Guardian, AJ+, BBC Stories? How do these platforms usually work with documentary filmmakers? This year, Docudays UA hosts Global Short Docs Forum which works with short films in particular.   The experience of the Global Short…

  • Filmmaker Spotlight – Jason Hanasik

    This week our Filmmaker Spotlight is on Jason Hanasik! Jason is a filmmaker, artist, curator and journalist. His work has appeared in The Guardian, The Los Angeles Times, at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, at various international film festivals and in visual art exhibitions worldwide.     Jason attended GSDF 2018 during the development of…

  • Filmmaker Spotlight – Julia Lemos Lima

    This week we are celebrating Brazilian documentary filmmaker, Julia Lemos Lima! Julia was a OWM Production Fund grantee in 2016, for which she filmed her short doc ‘Breaking the Silence’, a film about how Brazilian women deal with sexual harassment and sexism in their daily lives. This film was selected for the London Feminist Film Festival.…