Meet the Competition Program of Docudays UA 2018!

28 February 2018

The 15th Docudays UA will already start in a month. Exclusive documentary premieres, discussions with experts and masterclasses from the stars of global documentary filmmaking – the Docudays UA team is preparing a week of unique events and screenings for you.


On March 24, the competition program screenings will start. For the first time in the festival’s history, the DOCU/UKRAINE competition program consists of feature-length films.


In addition, this year we have a single feature-length international competition DOCU/WORLD, where winners will be selected in two nominations, DOCU/RIGHTS and DOCU/LIFE. Both this competition and the DOCU/SHORT competition will have 12 contestants each. All the films will be screened in the Zhovten Cinema. Below, we offer you the whole list of the competition films.



The Distant Barking of Dogs, Simon Lereng Wilmont (Denmark, Finland, Sweden)

No Obvious Signs, Alina Horlova (Ukraine)

Granny Project, Bálint Révész (UK, Hungary, Germany)

Tell Me About the Stars, Jonathan Millet (France)

Hugo, Wojciech Klimala (Poland)

Thank You for the Rain, Julia Dahr (Norway, UK)

Sand and Blood, Matthias Krepp, Angelika Spangel

Grab and Run, Roser Corella (Spain, Germany)

Complicit, Heather White, Lynn Zhang (France)

Nobody Knows Who I Am, Sarah Moon Howe (Belgium)

Transparent World, Vakhtang Kuntsev-Gabashvili (Georgia)

Death of a Child, Frida Barkfors, Lasse Barkfors (Denmark, Sweden)



Black Line, Mark Olexa, Francesca Scalisi (Switzerland)

Zhalanash – An Empty Shore, Marcin Sauter (Poland)

En La Boca, Matteo Gariglio (Switzerland, Argentina)

Meryem, Reber Dosky (The Netherlands)

Oh Brother Octopus, Florian Kunert (Germany)

The Zhengs, Yimeng Zhang (Hungary)

Film for Carlos, Renato Borrayo Serrano (Russia)

Nyo vweta Nafta, Ico Costa (Portugal, Mozambique)

How to Destroy Time Machines, Jacek Piotr Bławut (Poland)

Mustard in the Gardens, Piotr Armianovski (Ukraine)

Holiday, Zhanna Maksymenko-Dovhych (Ukraine)

La Pesca, Pablo Álvarez-Mesa, Canada (Colombia)


The full schedule of all screenings will soon appear on our website. You can already buy the festival pass for a special price.


Header Photo: Jakob Preuss, the winner of the DOCU/RIGHTS competition, Docudays UA-2017

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