Loading posts...
  • How I pitched my documentary to Vice

    Doc filmmaker and Global Short Docs participant, Owen Kean discusses finding a story, pitching with confidence and working with Vice. By Owen Kean   Pakistan’s Forgotten Dead, has over 300,000 views on YouTube and 2 million views on Facebook. The kind of audience doc filmmaker, Owen Kean, never dreamed of reaching whilst he was filming…

  • Introducing: OWM Presents

    From Sudan’s First Flying Robot Farmer to Korean Lovers in Baghdad, explore a selection of short films, photo essays and articles created by the One World Media alumni in our new playlist! WATCH HERE

  • 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 Taisiia…

  • That’s a wrap! – Global Short Docs Forum

    Last week, 16 short doc filmmakers, 7 digital platforms and a whole host of industry experts gathered for the second annual Global Short Docs Forum in Kyiv, Ukraine. The 4-day workshop was an incredible whirlwind of masterclasses, storytelling, collaborating, mentoring and pitching. From heartfelt debates on their favourite short docs, to an intense day of energetic pitch meetings, it has…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Top 5 Lessons for Emerging Filmmakers from Industry Experts

    In an industry where you could be forgiven for feeling as though you are working alone – fighting a constant up hill battle for funding, access, commissions, time and publicity – a good mentor can be an invaluable resource for any filmmaker. Few new filmmakers would turn down the opportunity to discuss their project with a seasoned pro…