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“Thank you for recognising our work because it keeps us safe… it puts a shield around us, around me, and Rappler.”

MARIA RESSA, RAPPLER – OWM SPECIAL AWARD WINNER 2020

“Not only do you get the support from One World Media and the mentors, but also you get a network of other filmmakers and journalists around you.”

RHYS LEWIS – OWM FELLOW

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JOAN NJERI MAINA – GLOBAL SHORT DOCS FORUM 2020

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5 reasons to apply for short documentary training

Over the last decade, there has been a huge explosion of online content. With this has come an increased demand for short form documentaries and the filmmakers with the skills and experience to create them. The Global Short Docs Forum started 4 years ago as a unique and much needed initiative designed to nurture new…

6 things commissioners look for in your short documentary pitch

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Apply now for the Global Short Docs Forum

After an exciting launch at the Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, applications are now open for the Global Short Docs Forum. If you’re working on a short documentary, we want to hear from you!

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