Guest Desk

The 15th Docudays UA IDFF is approaching! We are looking forward to welcoming you to Kyiv!

This year’s Docudays UA is moving to Podil, and cinema theater “Zhovten” becomes the new festival center. Zhovten Cinema will host the opening and closing ceremonies, competition screenings, non-competition screenings, DOCU/CLASS (a series of workshops) and DOC/SADOC (the creative space for 3 to 14 year olds).


Ukraine Cinema will host some non-competition programs.


IZONE will host human rights events, VR-platform and some of the Docudays UA Industry Platform DOCU/PRO.




Zhovten Cinema / 26 Kostiantynivska str.

Ukraine Cinema / 5 Arkhitektora Horodetskoho str.

IZONE / 8 Naberezhno-Lugova str.



Zhovten Cinema (first floor)

Friday, March 23: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 24 – Wednesday, March 28: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursday, March 29: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, March 30: 3 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Zhovten Cinema (first floor)
Friday, March 23: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 24 – Wednesday, March 28: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.


Zhovten Cinema (hall "Klasik")
The workshops will be held daily from 12am to 6 pm, from 24/03 till 30/03




Kyiv’s Metro System is the cheapest, fastest, and most reliable form of transportation. The price for a single ride ticket is 5 UAH (approx. 0.15 EUR). The nearest metro station to the festival center theater «Zhovten» is «Kontraktova Ploscha» (M-2- Line 2, Blue), to the cinema «Ukraine» is metro «Khreschatyk» (M-1 – Line 1, Red), to IZONE – metro «Tarasa Shevchenka» (M-2 – Line2, Blue) and within 10 minutes walking distance from metro station to the location.

TAXI services

There are numerous taxi services in Kyiv. Orders are taken by phone or online. A taxi cab can be hailed on the street simply by waving your hand. The price must be agreed upon beforehand. If you call the taxi service company, they should tell you the exact price for your journey. For this you need to be able to provide them with the exact address of your current location and your final destination. After that they should send you an sms with the actual price, route and time when taxi is supposed to pick you up.


Online Taxi Services:


Taxi 309: 309 (callback)
Joker Taxi: 3933 (callback)
Absolute Taxi: 363 (callback)
Mega Taxi: +38(044) 503 0 503
Taxi Twist: +38(044) 502 25 25
Express Taxi: +38(044) 239 15 15

Panda Taxi: +38(044) 585 0 555


*The minimum fare is about 50 UAH (1.5 EUR).


Kyiv has a humid continental climate with warm summers and no dry season. March is characterized by changing temperatures, with daily highs exceeding 16°C and lows dropping below -3°C. 


UTC/GMT Offset: Summer time – GMT +3 hours; Winter time – GMT +2 hours


Electricity: 220 V AC, 50 Hz


Phone Code for Kyiv: International code: (+380) 44. In Ukraine: (044). To call abroad: dial 00+country code+area code.


Mobile Network: International roaming is usually expensive. If you wish to stay available for calls in Ukraine and your cell phone supports standards GSM 900 or GSM 1800, a local prepaid package can be purchased. The package contains a sim card (a chip to put into the phone) and a voucher for prepaid minutes. You can add minutes to your phone account by purchasing new vouchers. These packages are widely available.



The local currency is the Ukrainian hryvnia (UAH). Once you are in the city, we suggest that you change some money into local currency at major hotels or official exchange offices. New exchange offices are popping up all over the city (look for yellow signs with exchange rates). The exchange rate is sure to have changed quite substantially by the time you read this. You will need your passport (ID) to arrange a money exchange.

Beware of changing money on the streets or with private individuals. It is illegal and can be dangerous.


Some ATMs near the Festival location



vul. Konstiantynivska 15


Raiffeisen Bank Aval ATM

vul. Nyzhnyi Val 17/8


Ukrsibbank BNP Paribas Group

vul. Konstiantynivska, 34

vul. Spaska,5 (near metro Kontraktova Ploscha, Podil Passage center)


First Ukrainian International Bank (“ПУМБ”)

vul. Konstiantynivska 15a


There are a number of private clinics with western-trained, English-speaking doctors/physicians. Pharmacies sell a range of common medicines over the counter. However, persons requiring specific medications should bring a suitable supply from home as these may not be available locally.

American Medical Centers, vul. Berdychivska, 1 (tel: (044) 490 76 00; emergency tel: (044) 490 76 00; fax: (044) 490 76 00; e-mail:; website: Private clinic.

Medicom, vul. Kondratyuka, 8 (information tel: 055; emergency tel: (044) 432 94 47; office/hospital tel: (044) 432 88 88). Ukrainian private hospital. Ambulance service (tel: (044) 432 88 88).

Boris, vul. Velyka Vasylkivska, 55a (information tel: (044) 238 00 00; emergency tel: (044) 238 00 00). Ukrainian private hospital. Ambulance service

St. Luke American-Ukrainian Medical Center, vul. Pavla Tychyny, 16/2 (tel/fax: (044) 294 16 90).

CABOT Dental Clinic, vul. Shchorsa, 9 (tel: (044) 529 71 61).

French Dental Centre, blvd. Lepse, 4 (tel: (44) 457 85 70; website:


(from mobile and stationary):
Fire service - 101
Police - 102
Ambulance - 103
Gas service - 104
Universal emergency number - 112

Embassies of foreign countries in Ukraine
You can find the list of embassies here. 

March 2019