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  • How two filmmakers risked everything to report from the frontlines of India’s covid crisis

    How two filmmakers risked everything to report from the frontlines of India’s covid crisis

    Over an incredibly demanding year-long shoot, Global Short Docs alumni Prashun Mazumdar and his co-director Suyash Shrivastava filmed the moving Al Jazeera 101 East documentary, India’s COVID Warriors. From the impossible logistics to the emotional highs and lows, we spoke to the filmmakers to learn more about how they made this documentary during a global pandemic.  

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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…

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    6 things commissioners look for in your short documentary pitch

    There’s no secret sauce, but we’ve spoken to enough commissioners in our time to share some of their best tips!

  • 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!

  • Building a Global Short Documentary Community in 2020

    Over two days at the Global Short Docs Forum, commissioners will meet 12 filmmakers with incredible stories, who care passionately about short docs. We hope some of the films will peak their…

  • ???? Apply now for the Global Short Docs Forum

    The Global Short Docs Forum 2020 will bring together 12 filmmakers, selected from a global call, to attend an intensive online training programme and one-to-one pitching sessions. Over four weeks of masterclasses, workshops and mentoring we will help you take your short doc from conception to commission. Apply now!

  • How to create social impact with your filmmaking

    The world is changing rapidly, encouraging us all to reflect on our priorities and make better use of the tools we still have available to us. In this guest blog, Egbert Wits…

  • How I pitched my documentary to Vice

    Doc filmmaker and Global Short Docs participant, Owen Kean discusses finding a story, pitching with confidence and working with Vice. By Owen Kean   Pakistan’s Forgotten Dead, has over 300,000 views on…

  • Introducing: OWM Presents

    From Sudan’s First Flying Robot Farmer to Korean Lovers in Baghdad, explore a selection of short films, photo essays and articles created by the One World Media alumni in our new playlist!…

  • Two Ukrainian Films Win Grants at Global Short Docs Forum

    This year’s Docudays UA festival hosted the Global Short Docs Forum, a unique workshop for short film creators organised by One World Media. As a result of GSDF, two Ukrainian filmmakers have…

  • That’s a wrap! – Global Short Docs Forum

    Last week, 16 short doc filmmakers, 7 digital platforms and a whole host of industry experts gathered for the second annual Global Short Docs Forum in Kyiv, Ukraine. The 4-day workshop was an incredible whirlwind of…

  • Announcing the digital platforms joining us in Kyiv

    With Global Short Docs Forum 2019 just around the corner, we are excited to announce the digital platforms that will be attending the event and hearing the filmmakers’ pitches!   It’s fantastic…