16th International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Docudays UA will take place in Kyiv on March 22-30 in the Zhovten Cinema (26 Kostiantynivska str.), Kyiv Cinema (19 Velyka Vasylkivska str.), Lira Cinema (40 Velyka Zhytomyrska str.), the Creative Space IZONE (8 Naberezhno-Luhova str.). In addition, on the audience days, on March 29 and 30, there will be screenings in the Boomer Cinema (4 Lavrukhina str.) and in the Kyivkinofilm cinema network.


The festival press package and PRESS accreditation badges can be received by journalists at the ACCREDITATION department in the Zhovten Cinema (to the left of the central entrance).


On March 22 from 9:30 a.m. till 8:00 p.m.

On March 23–26 from 9:30 a.m. till 6:00 p.m.


This year, the FESTIVAL OPENING AND CLOSING CEREMONIES are invitation-only. Because of the limited number of seats in the audience, the festival cannot give invitations to all accredited journalists. We invite those journalists who could not come to the opening ceremony to attend the second screening of the opening film, Bellingcat: Truth in a Post-Truth World, on March 23 at 11:30 a.m. in the Zhovten Cinema.




With the PRESS badge, you will be able to get a free ticket to any screening. The tickets can be received the day before or on the day of the screening at the festival ticket windows. Please take your seat in the audience 10 minutes before the beginning of the screening. If you are late to a screening, festival representatives have the right to deny you access to it.


On the audience days, March 29 and 20, the badge gives you access to the screenings of festival winners and DOCU/BEST films. The screenings will be held in Zhovten, Lira, Boomer cinemas and in the Kyivkinofilm network (Fakel, Kyiv Rus, Taras Shevchenko Cinema, Leipzig, Dnipro). Festival passes and accreditations do not apply in the Kyivkinofilm network and in the Boomer cinema. You can only buy the tickets to these cinemas at their ticket windows and at their websites.




- to all festival events in IZONE,

- to DOCU/CLASS events,

- to the events of the human rights program, VR program and the Living Library. You need pre-registration or a certain kind of festival registration to participate in some of the events, which is specifically indicated in the program.




- Zhovten Cinema, 26 Kostiantynivska str. (the ticket windows are open on March 14–30, from 9:00 a.m. till 10:00 p.m.)

- Kyiv Cinema, 19 Velyka Vasylkivska str. (the ticket windows are open on March 14–30, from 10:00 a.m. till 9:00 p.m.)

- Lira Cinema, 40 Velyka Zhytomyrska str. (the ticket windows are open on March 14–30, from 11:00 a.m. till 9:00 p.m.)


Please note that you can only buy regular, not discount tickets online. Holders of festival passes and accreditation can also book tickets at the website.




The accreditation for Docudays UA 2019 ended on March 8.


Accreditation is given only to employees of official media (registered printed media, radio and television, informational and informational-analytical online publications). The decision about providing accreditation to freelance journalists will be made by the Press Office on the grounds of previous collaboration with the journalist or a review of their publications.


When the festival ends, each journalist must provide, upon request from the Press Office, web links to their published materials or any other proof that a material about the festival has been published. The Festival Press Office reserves the right to deny accreditation without explaining the reasons for its decision.




The competition program will be available to watch in the video library, which will be open on:


March 23: from 2:00 till 10:00 p.m.,

March 24-28: from 10:00 a.m. till 10:00 p.m.,

and on March 29 from 10:00 a.m. till 7:00 p.m. The Video Library is located in the Seans Hall on the ground floor of the Zhovten Cinema.




There will be the press room on the first floor of Zhovten cinema.




At the festival opening and closing ceremonies, it is allowed to take photos and record videos in the hall during the official introduction and up to 10 minutes during the film screening. At all the other film screenings, taking photos and recording video is prohibited.


During the DOCU/CLASS events, photo and video recording is allowed for up to 5 minutes.


Recording at the LIVING LIBRARY is allowed only if the project participants agree to it.


Any photo and video recording must be approved beforehand by the Festival Press Office.


For more information about the festival and to arrange interviews, please address:


Daryna Nikolenko, festival press coordinator:

Olesia Myhal, media partner coordinator,:

Iryna Sydorenko, human rights program PR coordinator:


See you at Docudays UA 2019!

March 2020