Global Short Doc Forum Announces Its Finalists

01 February 2019

After receiving an impressive and varied range of applications from every corner of the globe, we are very excited to announce the final 16 filmmakers who have been selected to attend the second edition of the Global Short Docs Forum!


Elīza Bēniņa - Latvia

Isobel Cockerell – UK

Lesia Diak - Ukraine

Angus Dunsire - UK

Alba Jaramillo – Colombia/USA

Ketevani Kapanadze - Georgia

Owen Kean – UK

Taisiia Kutuzova – Ukraine

André Larsson - Sweden

Denys Lukoshkin - Ukraine

Damilola Onafuwa - Nigeria

Roxy Rezvany - UK

Lara Taylor - South Africa

Yue Wu - China

Les Yakymchuk - Ukraine

Yurii Yudin – Ukraine


Established as a new initiative to help bridge the gap between digital platforms and filmmakers of documentary shorts, the Forum will guide and mentor this talented group of filmmakers as they take the next steps in their careers.


In line with One World Media's goal to support international filmmakers to tell underreported stories, the Forum are supporting talent from all around the world: from Colombia to China, Nigeria to Ukraine.


This year the Global Short Docs Forum will be held in Kyiv, Ukraine in partnership with Docudays UA from 26 - 29 March 2019. Over the course of a 4-day residential workshop, these selected filmmakers will be given the chance to learn from industry experts, build an invaluable global network of like-minded peers, and ultimately pitch their selected projects to commissioners from digital platforms.


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Global Short Docs Forum is organized by One World Media. The 2019 edition is sponsored by Facebook Journalism Project, supported by the British Council and the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, and hosted by the International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Docudays UA.

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