The Global Short Docs Forum (GSDF) invites short documentary filmmakers to train


Tea Global Short Document Forum (GSDF) wants to bring selected filmmakers from a global call to attend an intensive online training program and one-on-one pitch meetings.

The program will last for more than four weeks of master classes, workshops and tutorials during which your documentary short film will go from conception to start-up.

Highlighted below are more details of the program, including benefits and eligibility criteria.

program details

  • The annual call for applications is open to all and is free.
  • Selection is based on the proven ability of the filmmaker and the strength of the story, characters, and footage provided.
  • Shortlisted candidates are invited to receive additional presentation and editing training prior to final selection.
  • Selected participants will participate in an intensive 4-week online training program and one-on-one kickoff meetings.
  • Documentary projects must have a maximum duration of 30 minutes, either in production or post-production, with existing footage.

GSDF 2023 will have a special focus on solution-oriented stories about people responding to social problems, with experiences to learn from. GSDF also hosts GSDF Labs, which is a series of free 3-day events on short documentary storytelling, screenings, and one-on-one, online, and worldwide consultations.

Who is eligible?

  • Short documentary filmmakers with new and original narratives.
  • Open to applications from all over the world, with documentary projects of up to 30 minutes.
  • Interested in stories that have a social, political, or cultural narrative, including but not limited to weather, health, education, gender, science, and technology.
  • Special focus on solution-oriented stories, about people who are responding to current problems.

What are the benefits?

  • Training in pitching and mentoring
  • Workshops and masterclasses from industry experts.
  • One-on-one meetings with digital platforms
  • Connection with documentary filmmakers from around the world
  • The GSDF 2023 will dedicate 50% of the Forum seats to stories of people solving social problems

About Global Short Docs Forum

In the past, the GSDF has hosted some of the most established international media including BBC Africa, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Coda Story, BBC Arabic, CBC and Our World.

Apply here before the deadline of December 13, 2022.

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