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The Global Short Docs Forum 2020

Entry deadline: Wed 12 August 2020 5 PM


GSDF 2020 will take place online in October-November 2020.


GSDF is open to applications from all parts of the world, for documentary projects up to 30 mins, either in production or post-production, with existing footage. 12 filmmakers will be selected to attend a series of online workshops, mentoring, and one to one pitches.





The Global Short Docs Forum 2020 brings together 12 filmmakers selected from a global call, to attend an intensive online training programme and one-to-one pitch meetings. Over four weeks of masterclasses, workshops and mentoring we will take your short doc from conception to commission.


What are the benefits?

  • Invaluable pitching training and mentoring

  • Workshops + masterclasses from industry experts

  • One-to-one meetings with digital platforms

  • Connect with doc filmmakers from all over the world

Who are they looking for?

  • 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 us a new perspective on the changes we want to see in the world.


How does it work?

  • The annual call for applications is open to all.

  • Selection is based on the filmmaker’s proven ability and the strength of the story, characters and footage provided.

  • 12 selected applicants participate in a 4-week intensive online training programme and one-to-one pitch meetings.

  • Applications to GSDF 2020 are free.


HOW TO APPLY


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