The new edition of One World Media’s Global Docs Forum will focus on solutions-oriented stories that explore creative responses to social problems.
One World Media’s annual event, Global Short Docs Forum will be hosting a solutions-focused online training programme in 2023 to help filmmakers develop short documentary film pitches.
Recognising that stories from the global south can often be dominated by war, conflict, crime, corruption, and poverty and that solutions journalism provides an alternative framework, fifty percent of the new edition is dedicated to stories of people trying to solve social problems.
This new edition will kickstart in five global hubs through a series of online and in-person events called: GSDF Labs, a three-day series of free events on short documentary storytelling, pitching, and solutions journalism, as well as screenings and one-to-one consultations, online and around the world.
Longlisted applicants will be invited to an additional training session on pitching and editing. Sixteen final participants will be selected to join the Forum, which will take place online across four weeks in March 2023.
Three projects will be awarded grants up to £3,000 to contribute to their production or post-production.
Applications will open on November 8.