The first edition of the Global Short Docs Forum in London hosted 16 filmmakers from all around the world – from Greece to Colombia, from Turkey to Myanmar. Through masterclasses and group work, the sessions over the first three days created a supportive environment for filmmakers to discuss, develop and rework their pitches, leading up to the final day of one-to-one meetings with representatives from online platforms.

Intense yet nurturing, the Forum’s biggest success was building relationships between the filmmakers themselves and with the industry professionals, through frank discussions and information sharing. Alongside concrete commissions, and establishing contacts for future collaborations, the Forum created an atmosphere for talking in depth about the short form factual storytelling in the fast changing digital media landscape.

Find out more about last years event here, in our Global Short Docs Forum 2018 photo diary!

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