One World Media 2023 Global Short Docs Forum (GSDF)

Deadline: December 13, 2022

One World Media 2023 Global Short Docs Forum (GSDF)

Applications are now open for the One World Media 2023 Global Short Docs Forum (GSDF). 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, One World Media will dedicate 50% of the Forum places to stories of people solving social problems.

Requirements

  • 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.

Format

  • Selected filmmakers join a supportive environment of international filmmakers coming together to discuss, develop and rework their pitches, leading to one-to-one meetings with representatives from digital platforms.
  • The online Forum is composed of 2 x 2h sessions for 4 weeks, along with individual mentoring meetings throughout the week. By the end of the Forum, filmmakers are expected to produce a short pre-recorded pitch video, including a trailer of their project. These are shared with platform representatives, in advance of the one-to-one pitching sessions.

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.

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