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 masterclasses, storytelling, collaborating, mentoring and pitching.

From heartfelt debates on their favourite short docs, to an intense day of energetic pitch meetings, it has been so inspiring to meet such a talented and passionate group of short doc filmmakers.

“This past week has got to be one of the most memorable, as well as one of the most intense weeks I’ve experienced. From being selected as one of 16 incredible and creative documentary filmmakers from around the globe, to meeting and learning from amazing people, sharing our stories and working tirelessly at refining our art!”

Damilola Onafuwa
Global Short Docs Forum Participant 2019


Global Short Docs Forum (GSDF) is a new initiative connecting filmmakers of documentary shorts with digital platforms.

GSDF hosts 16 filmmakers selected from a global call, to attend a 4-day residential workshop. Filmmakers benefit from invaluable pitching training, mentoring, masterclasses from industry experts and one-to-one meetings with decision makers.

GSDF 2019 took place in Kyiv, Ukraine as part of Docudays UA Film Festival. The digital platforms taking part this year were AJE, Current Time, The Guardian, Hromadske, LUSHVice and Zaborona.

Find out more about the Global Short Docs Forum