Call for Documentary Filmmakers

Deadline: 13 December, 2022, 17:59CET


The One World Media is organizing the Global Short Docs Forum online in March 2023. The call 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. 16 filmmakers will be selected to attend a series of online workshops, mentoring, and one to one pitches.


Filmmakers of short documentaries with new and original narratives can apply for this program. The Global Short Docs Forum’s focus is on films 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. GSDF 2023 will dedicate 50% of the Forum places to such stories – stories that show us what works, what doesn’t, with evidence and context.


To help filmmakers develop their projects, and to encourage a solutions approach, GSDF opened new Call for Applications with worldwide workshops. GSDF Labs is a 3-day series of free events on short documentary storytelling, screenings and one-to-one consultations, online and around the world. You can see some highlights from GSDF Labs here.


Stories from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East, Russia or the Post-Soviet States are encouraged.



  • Open for applications: Tue 8 Nov 2022
  • Application deadline: Tue 13 Dec 2022, 5:59PM CET
  • Forum dates: March 2023


To learn more about the opportunity and submit an application, please follow the link here.