The Global Short Docs Forum brings together 12 filmmakers selected from a global call, to attend an intensive online training programme and one-to-one pitch meetings.
Global Short Docs Forum is a dedicated initiative to nurture new talent in documentary shorts, giving them access to the growing number of digital media platforms.
After over four weeks of masterclasses, workshops and mentoring, the forum will take your short documentary from conception to commission.
This year, we are thrilled to be joined by some of the most established digital media platforms in the industry, including: Arte France, BBC Arabic, CBC, Al Jazeera, BBC Africa, The Guardian, Coda Story and Our World.
- Filmmakers of short documentaries with new and original narratives.
- Open to applications from all over the 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 a new perspective on the changes we want to see in the world
- Your project should have footage, either in the form of a trailer, a rough cut, or a series of sequences.
- Your project could be in the production or post-production phase.
- Invaluable pitching training and mentoring
- Workshops and masterclasses from industry experts
- One-to-one meetings with digital platforms
- Connect with doc filmmakers from all over the world
How to apply
Call for submissions to GSDF is open to anyone around the world.
Applicants are shortlisted and interviewed before the final selection.
Apply with your strongest proposal but if you wish to apply with multiple projects, you need to fill in a separate submission form for each proposal.
Applications open on Saturday June 19, 2021 and closes on Thursday July 22, 2021f
For more information on how to apply, visit here.
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