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  • Building a Global Short Documentary Community in 2020

    Over two days at the Global Short Docs Forum, commissioners will meet 12 filmmakers with incredible stories, who care passionately about short docs. We hope some of the films will peak their…

  • đŸŽ„ Apply now for the Global Short Docs Forum

    The Global Short Docs Forum 2020 will bring together 12 filmmakers, selected from a global call, to attend an intensive online training programme and one-to-one pitching sessions. Over four weeks of masterclasses, workshops and mentoring we will help you take your short doc from conception to commission. Apply now!

  • How to create social impact with your filmmaking

    The world is changing rapidly, encouraging us all to reflect on our priorities and make better use of the tools we still have available to us. In this guest blog, Egbert Wits…

  • 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…

  • 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!…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…