Connecting short documentary filmmakers with digital media platforms

The Global Short Docs Forum brings together 16 filmmakers selected from a global call, to attend an intensive online training programme and one-to-one pitch meetings. Over four weeks of masterclasses, workshops and mentoring we take your short doc from conception to commission.

What are the benefits?

In GSDF 2023, we will dedicate 50% of the Forum places to stories of people solving social problems



Connecting short documentary filmmakers with digital media platforms

The Global Short Docs Forum brings together 16 filmmakers selected from a global call, to attend an intensive online training programme and one-to-one pitch meetings. Over four weeks of masterclasses, workshops and mentoring we take your short doc from conception to commission.

What are the benefits?

      • Invaluable pitching training and mentoring
      • Workshops + masterclasses from industry experts
      • One-to-one meetings with digital platforms
      • Connect with doc filmmakers from all over the world

In GSDF 2023, we will dedicate 50% of the Forum places to stories of people solving social problems

Who are we looking for?

  • Filmmakers of short documentaries with new and original narratives.
  • Open to applications from all over world, with documentary projects up to 30 mins.
  • Interested in stories that have a social, political or cultural narrative, including but not limited to climate, health, education, gender, science and technology.
  • Special focus on solutions oriented stories, about people who are responding to current problems.

How does it work?

  • The annual call for applications is open to all.
  • Selection is based on the filmmaker’s proven ability and the strength of the story, characters and footage provided.
  • Longlisted applicants invited to additional training on pitching and editing, before the final selection.
  • 16 selected applicants participate in a 4 week intensive online training programme and one-to-one pitch meetings.
  • Applications to GSDF are free.

  •   APPLY HERE AND READ MORE

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