One World Media Global Short Docs Forum 2020 for short Documentary Filmmakers

Application Deadline: August 12th 2020

The Global Short Docs Forum 2020 brings together 12 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 will 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


  • Filmmakers of short documentaries with new and original narratives.
  • Open to applications from all over world, with documentary projects up to 30 mins.
  • Special interest in stories that have a social, political or cultural narrative, take a solutions journalism approach or give us a new perspective on the changes we want to see in the world.

Application Procedure

  • 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.
  • 12 selected applicants participate in a 4 week intensive online training programme and one-to-one pitch meetings.
  • Applications to GSDF 2020 are free.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the One World Media Global Short Docs Forum 2020


  1. […] Le Forum mondial des courts métrages rassemble 12 cinéastes sélectionnés lors d’un appel mondial, pour assister à un programme de formation en ligne intensif et à des réunions de pitch individuelles. Au cours de quatre semaines de masterclasses, d’ateliers et de mentorat, nous prenons votre court document de la conception à la commande. […]


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