INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
22–30
March 2019
The Film Market in Leipzig: An Opportunity for Documentary Filmmakers from Docudays UA
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18 September 2018
The search for identity. Docudays UA goes on a European tour
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03 September 2018
The search for identity. Docudays UA goes on a European tour
'See Ukraine: An Empty Pedestal' will travel to Spain, Germany and France
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03 September 2018
DOCU/CLUBs. Open Air Cinema
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21 August 2018
DOCU/CLUBs. Open Air Cinema
Screenings on rooftops and mountain meadows, within the walls of a castle or on a summer terrace. The moderators of DOCU/CLUBs share experience of the open air film screenings!
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21 August 2018
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#SaveSentsov: Write an Open Letter!
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13 August 2018
#SaveSentsov: Write an Open Letter!
Docudays UA calls for everyone to engage in the #SaveSentsov information campaign as actively as possible
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13 August 2018
EXPERIENCE. “It was my planet”
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07 August 2018
EXPERIENCE. “It was my planet”
We offer you to read the second blog post about the experience of documentary filmmakers
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07 August 2018
Choose your festival symbol!
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02 August 2018
Choose your festival symbol!
From now on, you have the opportunity to buy the Docudays souvenirs
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02 August 2018
Call for Submissions for the Catalogue of the Ukrainian Documentary!
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24 July 2018
Call for Submissions for the Catalogue of the Ukrainian Documentary!
We are opening a call for submissions for the 4th edition of the Catalogue of the Ukrainian Documentary
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24 July 2018
EXPERIENCE. Films Need a Community
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12 July 2018
EXPERIENCE. Films Need a Community
We offer you to read a series of blog entries by documentary filmmakers about their experiences of participation in the Festival’s competitions
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12 July 2018
Open Call for Applications for Docudays UA 2019!
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02 July 2018
Open Call for Applications for Docudays UA 2019!
We are starting to process applications for the 16th International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Docudays UA, which will take place in Kyiv on March 22-30, 2019
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02 July 2018
DOCU/HIT: Four Cities and Three Stories That Became International Fes…
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28 June 2018
DOCU/HIT: Four Cities and Three Stories That Became International Festival Favorites
This year’s DOCU/HIT tour around Ukrainian cities started immediately after the March festival in Kyiv and ended last week with an open-air screening in Odesa. Four cities, five big screens and the three most powerful films of the Docudays UA 2018
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28 June 2018
DOCS TO GO! How the Industry Platform of the Krakow Film Festival Wor…
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19 June 2018
DOCS TO GO! How the Industry Platform of the Krakow Film Festival Works
How do Polish industry platforms help filmmakers finish their work? How do documentary filmmakers themselves work with editing and the “skeleton” of the future story? In her blog, the Docudays UA program coordinator Darya Bassel shares her experience of attending DOC LAB POLAND
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19 June 2018
Human in the City: Docudays UA at IZOLYATSIA with Documentary Screeni…
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18 June 2018
Human in the City: Docudays UA at IZOLYATSIA with Documentary Screenings
Docudays UA together with the IZOLYATSIA foundation invite you to documentary screenings of films with a special perspective on the urban space
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18 June 2018
#SaveOlegSentsov: as a Sign of Support of "Crimean Hostages"…
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06 June 2018
#SaveOlegSentsov: as a Sign of Support of "Crimean Hostages"
As a sign of support, we are publishing a statement by the independent initiative Committee of Solidarity with “Crimean Hostages” regarding Oleg Sentsov and Volodymyr Bulakh’s hunger strike
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06 June 2018
Documentary Films about Youth: Docudays UA at the Children’s Rights D…
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28 May 2018
Documentary Films about Youth: Docudays UA at the Children’s Rights Day
On June 2, in Shevchenko Park, during the festival I HAVE THE RIGHT!, Docudays UA will demonstrate films about the freedom of childhood and youth in different countries
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28 May 2018
A Story of Struggle for the City. Docudays UA at the Archikidz! Educa…
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22 May 2018
A Story of Struggle for the City. Docudays UA at the Archikidz! Educational Festival
Docudays UA continues to join public discussions about the development and transformation of urban space. At this year’s Archikidz! Festival, we are going to screen one of the best films of the special program CITY IMAGE
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22 May 2018
Courage and Freedom at the Equality Festival in Chernivtsi
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14 May 2018
Courage and Freedom at the Equality Festival in Chernivtsi
Courage to talk about your sexuality and freedom in your own body are the key themes of the films Silvana and Venus. In Chernivtsi, people will have an exclusive opportunity to watch these two documentaries, provided by Docudays UA, during the Equality Festival
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14 May 2018
How Ukrainian Documentary Cinema Was Welcomed in Nyon
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23 April 2018
How Ukrainian Documentary Cinema Was Welcomed in Nyon
The team of Docudays UA presented the catalogue of Ukrainian documentaries at Visions du Reel, one of the largest documentary festivals in Europe
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23 April 2018
DOCU/HIT: The Best Documentaries At Ukrainian Cinemas
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12 April 2018
DOCU/HIT: The Best Documentaries At Ukrainian Cinemas
The DOCU/HIT program, which presents documentaries that have become festival favorites at international film festivals, starts on April 20 in Kyiv. Later, DOCU/HIT will travel to Lviv, Kharkiv, Odesa
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12 April 2018
Ukrainian documentaries at the largest Swiss cinema forum Vision du r…
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11 April 2018
Ukrainian documentaries at the largest Swiss cinema forum Vision du reel
On 18th of April, Docudays UA team will present a catalog of Ukrainian documentary films at one of the largest European documentary film festivals
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11 April 2018
Submergence. Seven days under the tension of documentary cinema
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05 April 2018
Submergence. Seven days under the tension of documentary cinema
Tamaz Ablotiya, Docudays UA intern from the Republic of Abkhazia, tells in his blog about about the festival films he has seen that have immersed him into the depths of the most painful wounds of society
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05 April 2018
The Voices of Ukrainian Documentary Filmmaking
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03 April 2018
The Voices of Ukrainian Documentary Filmmaking
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03 April 2018
Thank you all for Docudays UA-2018!
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02 April 2018
Thank you all for Docudays UA-2018!
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02 April 2018
The show of 15th Docudays UA award-winning films
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29 March 2018
The show of 15th Docudays UA award-winning films
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29 March 2018
The Winners of Docudays UA-2018
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29 March 2018
The Winners of Docudays UA-2018
The 15th International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Docudays has just ended in Kyiv. 62 films, 36 countries, 230 participants and incredibly intense programs of the DOCU/PRO industrial platform, the DOCU/CLASS workshops, and the RIGHTS NOW! human rights program.
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29 March 2018
CIVIL PITCH Announces Its Winners
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29 March 2018
CIVIL PITCH Announces Its Winners
The jury of the competition CIVIL PITCH: Civil Activism Films have awarded prizes to the winners.
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29 March 2018
There and Back Again: Wandering around Podil Together with KOZA Podil…
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29 March 2018
There and Back Again: Wandering around Podil Together with KOZA Podil and Docudays UA
Film screenings by Docudays UA, lectures on relevant topics, free Drink & Draw, and a party: all of these are the stops on the cultural route around Podil! KOZA Podil and Docudays UA invite everyone to spend March 31 together.
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29 March 2018
Ramona S. Diaz: “The stories from the Philippines resonate within me”
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28 March 2018
Ramona S. Diaz: “The stories from the Philippines resonate within me”
This year’s DOCU/HITS program includes Motherland by Ramona S. Diaz, which portrays the turbulent routine at a maternity clinic in Manila, Philippines.
Interview
28 March 2018
Believing in Life
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27 March 2018
Believing in Life
This year’s Docudays UA Holy Equality programme symbolically reverses the thesis about the complete disparity of existing religions: the three films in this collection show that, despite all their diversity, every religious system is, at its core, a simple doctrine of the most important thing – faith in life.
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27 March 2018
Arunas Matelis: “There used to be censorship in cinema, and now there…
Interview
27 March 2018
Arunas Matelis: “There used to be censorship in cinema, and now there’s commerce”
This year, the jury which determines the winners of the competition programmes DOCU/SHORT and DOCU/UKRAINE will include the Lithuanian director Arunas Matelis. His short documentaries have been presented in film festivals in Cannes, Rotterdam and Oberhausen. His feature-lengths works have won many of the top awards. In particular, his debut, Before Flying Back to Earth (2005) received an award from the Directors’ Guild of America, becoming only the second Eastern European film in history to win this award.
Interview
27 March 2018
Nazism in the Kitchen
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27 March 2018
Nazism in the Kitchen
You can expect many things from a programme of documentary films about racial discrimination. For example, some kind of high moral tone, journalistic sharpness or a darkness of material. But probably not peacefulness. However, in fact, what all the three films of the special Neo-Inequality program at this year’s Docudays festival have in common is their peaceful, balanced tone. The films included in the programme do not throw us into any radical hells of interpersonal hostility, as it might seem at the beginning. Instead, they reveal the key topic from a completely different perspective by showing us ordinary people whom we could meet in our everyday lives.
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27 March 2018
Emmanuel Gras: “I don’t make films with a very clear message”
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27 March 2018
Emmanuel Gras: “I don’t make films with a very clear message”
This year, our selection of the prominent documentaries which have already graced the screens of the world’s major festivals and become hits includes the winner of the Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prize, the poetic film Makala by the French director Emmanuel Gras
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27 March 2018
From Sweden to Uganda: The Loving and Political World
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26 March 2018
From Sweden to Uganda: The Loving and Political World
This year’s thematic LGBTIQ+ program of the Docudays UA festival is represented by three feature films which reflect the whole spectrum of the situation we have now
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26 March 2018
Luciano Barisone: Cinema should reveal the ‘invisible’ through the ‘v…
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26 March 2018
Luciano Barisone: Cinema should reveal the ‘invisible’ through the ‘visible’
Luciano Barisone is a member of the jury which will select the winner of the international full-length film competition in the DOCU/LIFE category. This former cinema critic is a festival official with more than twenty years of experience, who for seven years now has been the chairman of one of the oldest documentary film festivals in the world, the Visions du Réel in Nyon, Switzerland.
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26 March 2018
RIGHTS NOW! 2018: Countering discrimination at different levels
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25 March 2018
RIGHTS NOW! 2018: Countering discrimination at different levels
Speaking aloud about human rights and freedoms, creating a social dialogue between the authorities and the public, revealing violations that at first glance seem local, small and untimely – all of this is initiated every year with the annual human rights programme at the Docudays UA festival.
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25 March 2018
Håvard Bustnes: “It was like a battle between me and them”
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25 March 2018
Håvard Bustnes: “It was like a battle between me and them”
The director of Golden Dawn Girls, a film about the far-right Greek political party, speaks about his relationship with the film’s protagonists and about their reaction to the film
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25 March 2018
Personality as fate and a bit of self-irony
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25 March 2018
Personality as fate and a bit of self-irony
Our entire life consists of inequality. Sometimes we fight it, sometimes we get used to the situation, knowing in our hearts that we are unable to overcome the prejudice which has been blossoming in the minds and souls of people around us. The ‘Senior Equality’ programme of Docudays UA, like an Olympic ice skater, presents her free skating composition to the amazed public, walking fearlessly on the thin ice of an issue which is not openly discussed in Ukraine. Ageism? Discrimination on the ground of age? No! We have not encountered it – this is how we deceive ourselves.
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25 March 2018
Who defines the boundary between us?
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24 March 2018
Who defines the boundary between us?
This year’s Equality Syndrome programme includes three films in which directors try to reject the old tropes and create new aesthetic entities: rather than to represent the vulnerability and defenselessness of people with disabilities in contemporary societies, they try to demonstrate the nonsensical and prejudiced nature of social attitudes and certain laws
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24 March 2018
Universe Without Prejudice
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23 March 2018
Universe Without Prejudice
he stories told by children are free of any prejudice and deprived of the dense net of ‘buts’ that are infinitely woven in adulthood. And the incredible simplicity of these narrations can bring to the surface quite adult issues concerning the organisation of life and the coexistence with the Other. This year’s DOCU/YOUTH is a direct illustration of this fact
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23 March 2018
Some things have to be said
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23 March 2018
Some things have to be said
About different and resolute female voices at this year’s Docudays film programme Simple Women’s Equality
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23 March 2018
A Woman Captured: A Story of a Struggle for Freedom Opens the Docuday…
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22 March 2018
A Woman Captured: A Story of a Struggle for Freedom Opens the Docudays UA Festival
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22 March 2018
CIVIL PITCH Announces Its Jury
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22 March 2018
CIVIL PITCH Announces Its Jury
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22 March 2018
Docudays UA industry platform: From ideas to changes
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21 March 2018
Docudays UA industry platform: From ideas to changes
The Docudays UA programme will include an industry platform whose events will be dedicated not just to a theoretical search for answers to these questions, but also to the practical development of documentary filmmaking which would effectively promote positive change in Ukrainian society and beyond
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21 March 2018
The Documentary Story of Parajanov’s Life at Docudays UA
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21 March 2018
The Documentary Story of Parajanov’s Life at Docudays UA
A screening of the film Parajanov. A Ticket to Eternity, directed by Harry Tamrazian, is a special event at this year’s festival, brought to you by the independent international news service Current Time
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21 March 2018
For the First Time, Docudays UA Will Screen Films with Audio Descript…
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21 March 2018
For the First Time, Docudays UA Will Screen Films with Audio Descriptions
This year, Docudays UA together with Fight for Right has prepared two films for people with visual impairments
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21 March 2018
The Festival's Editions of the Docudays UA-2018
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20 March 2018
The Festival's Editions of the Docudays UA-2018
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20 March 2018
Traffic Safety School for Cyclists at Docudays UA!
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20 March 2018
Traffic Safety School for Cyclists at Docudays UA!
Invite our audience to Traffic Safety School for Cyclists, which will take place at this year’s festival on March 24 and 25
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20 March 2018
«CIVIL PITCH School»
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20 March 2018
«CIVIL PITCH School»
The teams of Ukrainian documentary filmmakers and activists tell about 1st workshop
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20 March 2018
I Am Another You. The EQUALITY SYNDROME program
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19 March 2018
I Am Another You. The EQUALITY SYNDROME program
With the films which we have selected for the EQUALITY SYNDROME program, we want to overcome the indifference towards people with physical disabilities, especially those who were born with Down syndrome or who have mental disorders
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19 March 2018
How to talk with children and teens about human rights
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19 March 2018
How to talk with children and teens about human rights
This year, the intense RIGHTS NOW! program will also include events that will target exclusively children and teenagers. Read our guide to the events which the whole family can attend!
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19 March 2018
DOCU/CLASS: From TV Channels to the Poetry of Documentary Cinema
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16 March 2018
DOCU/CLASS: From TV Channels to the Poetry of Documentary Cinema
The DOCU/CLASS coordinator Olha Birzul speaks about the three whales on which this year’s workshop program rests
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16 March 2018
Morning Encounters at Docudays UA
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16 March 2018
Morning Encounters at Docudays UA
The morning coffee our festival guests
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16 March 2018
LIFE BELONGS TO US: Ex Libris: The New York Public Library by Frederi…
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15 March 2018
LIFE BELONGS TO US: Ex Libris: The New York Public Library by Frederick Wiseman
On March 24 at the Ukraine Cinema, Docudays UA will demonstrate a new film by the legendary documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman
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15 March 2018
“Documents of the Era”. Sensational cinematic discovery by Dovzhenko …
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14 March 2018
“Documents of the Era”. Sensational cinematic discovery by Dovzhenko Center at Docudays UA
Dovzhenko Center invites you to the musical film performance
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14 March 2018
Between faith and religion. The HOLY EQUALITY program
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14 March 2018
Between faith and religion. The HOLY EQUALITY program
Olha Birzul, the Docudays UA program coordinator, speaks about the special program HOLY EQUALITY
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14 March 2018
The Everyday Life of Intolerance. The NEO-INEQUALITY program
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12 March 2018
The Everyday Life of Intolerance. The NEO-INEQUALITY program
NEO-INEQUALITY is one of the six special programs of Docudays UA. At the festival, it will allow us to look at the everyday life of intolerance and its agents without unjustified generalizations
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12 March 2018
Meet the festival’s human rights program
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10 March 2018
Meet the festival’s human rights program
We have prepared an intense program of the festival’s human rights events, which will be interesting not only for law experts, but also for everyone willing to debate, to act, and to ask sensitive questions about the “invisible layers” of everyday life
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10 March 2018
Is It Possible to Talk About This? The SIMPLE FEMALE EQUALITY Program
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07 March 2018
Is It Possible to Talk About This? The SIMPLE FEMALE EQUALITY Program
SIMPLE FEMALE EQUALITY is one of the six special programs of Docudays UA. It undermines stereotypes which are abundant in our society about the fates and roles of women in the contemporary world
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07 March 2018
Welcome the Opening Movie of the Festival
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06 March 2018
Welcome the Opening Movie of the Festival
This year’s Docudays UA festival opens with documentary A Woman Captured by Bernadett Tuza-Ritter.
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06 March 2018
Who creates our bodies? The QUEEREALITY Program
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06 March 2018
Who creates our bodies? The QUEEREALITY Program
QUEEREALITY is one of the six Docudays UA special programs. This year, to undermine numerous stereotypes that exist in our society, we want to look at the most widespread inequalities from different viewpoints
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06 March 2018
Ukrainian Leninfall: Photo Exhibition and Discussion
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02 March 2018
Ukrainian Leninfall: Photo Exhibition and Discussion
The Photography Exhibition ‘Looking for Lenin’ by Niels Ackermann and Sébastien Gobert can be seen between March 17 and April 1 in the Triptych: Global Arts Workshop gallery
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02 March 2018
B2B Doc Announces Its Finalists
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02 March 2018
B2B Doc Announces Its Finalists
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02 March 2018
Between Heaven And Earth: The New Ukrainian Cinema
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28 February 2018
Between Heaven And Earth: The New Ukrainian Cinema
Film critic Ihor Hrabovych tells about the DOCU/UKRAINE full-length competition programme
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28 February 2018
Meet the Competition Program of Docudays UA 2018!
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28 February 2018
Meet the Competition Program of Docudays UA 2018!
The feature-length international competition DOCU/WORLD and the DOCU/SHORT competition
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28 February 2018
SENIOR EQUALITYAgile or Fragile? The SENIOR EQUALITY program
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27 February 2018
SENIOR EQUALITYAgile or Fragile? The SENIOR EQUALITY program
SENIOR EQUALITY is one of the six special programs of Docudays UA. In this program we will talk about what the count of years means within one life, one family and the whole world
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27 February 2018
Finalists of the competition CIVIL PITCH: Civil Activism Films
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24 February 2018
Finalists of the competition CIVIL PITCH: Civil Activism Films
Meet the finalists, who will be taking part in the next stage of all-Ukrainian competition Civil Pitch: Civil Activism Films
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24 February 2018
Equal Equalities
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23 February 2018
Equal Equalities
About the Festival Concept and Festival Symbol
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23 February 2018
DOCU/BEST: Never Giving Up
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21 February 2018
DOCU/BEST: Never Giving Up
This year’s DOCU/BEST program has five films about struggle.
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21 February 2018
DOC/SADOC. From Playing Hide-and-Seek to TV Screens
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19 February 2018
DOC/SADOC. From Playing Hide-and-Seek to TV Screens
Docudays UA invites you to the traditional program of events for our youngest audience!
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19 February 2018
Fast and furious. Arunas Matelis’ film retrospective
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15 February 2018
Fast and furious. Arunas Matelis’ film retrospective
Docudays UA-2018 will feature two of his full length films and a collection of short movies that were awarded at the festivals in Amsterdam, Cannes, Leipzig, and Warsaw
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15 February 2018
The Three Whales of the Live Library
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15 February 2018
The Three Whales of the Live Library
Every year, Docudays UA invites its audience to the Live Library. It is a space where the books are real people
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15 February 2018
DOCU/UKRAINE: long-distance running
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14 February 2018
DOCU/UKRAINE: long-distance running
This year, for the first time in the festival’s history, feature-length films will compete in DOCU/UKRAINE competition
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14 February 2018
CIVIL PITCH. The Best Projects Receive Monetary Prizes
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13 February 2018
CIVIL PITCH. The Best Projects Receive Monetary Prizes
The authors of the best short film projects for CIVIL PITCH: Civil Activism Films will receive monetary prizes; the total prize fund is $22,000
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13 February 2018
Street Dancing. Meet the DOCU/YOUTH Program!
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09 February 2018
Street Dancing. Meet the DOCU/YOUTH Program!
DOCU/YOUTH program coordinator Darya Bassel tells about the complex and exiting immersions into the stories of children and teenagers from all over the world
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09 February 2018
Meet this year’s DOCUJury!
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07 February 2018
Meet this year’s DOCUJury!
Time to meet the jury who will choose the winners among competition films
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07 February 2018
The XV Docudays UA Moves to a New Festival Location
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01 February 2018
The XV Docudays UA Moves to a New Festival Location
This year’s Docudays UA is moving to Podil, and cinema theater “Zhovten” becomes the new festival center
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01 February 2018
Documentary School: Lectures and Meetings of DOCU/CLASS Online
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30 January 2018
Documentary School: Lectures and Meetings of DOCU/CLASS Online
Watch every Friday at BIG IDEA the best recordings of the Docudays UA 2017 film workshop
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30 January 2018
CIVIL PITCH: Prominent Film Industry Experts will Meet Competition Pa…
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29 January 2018
CIVIL PITCH: Prominent Film Industry Experts will Meet Competition Participants
Directors of European TV channels and the most famous human rights festivals of Europe, producers with Oscar nominations and experts in creative documentary cinema
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29 January 2018
Online Premiere of the Film Ten Seconds
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24 January 2018
Online Premiere of the Film Ten Seconds
From January 24 on, the film will be accessible at the BABYLON’13 YouTube channel and at our online cinema DOCU/SPACE.
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24 January 2018
Join the Docudays UA 2018! Festival Passes for Good Prices
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24 January 2018
Join the Docudays UA 2018! Festival Passes for Good Prices
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24 January 2018
New Possibilities of the Docudays UA industry section
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15 January 2018
New Possibilities of the Docudays UA industry section
B2B Doc: Producers Meet Producers
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15 January 2018
CIVIL PITCH. Who and How will Work with the Project Participants
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11 January 2018
CIVIL PITCH. Who and How will Work with the Project Participants
The four mentors will not only teach the participants how to present their projects, but also help them to decide on the central idea of their film and the form of their project, and, most importantly, to form effective teams of directors and activists.
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11 January 2018
Festival Pass for a Special Price!
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27 December 2017
Festival Pass for a Special Price!
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27 December 2017
Traveling Docudays UA-2017: summing it up
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24 December 2017
Traveling Docudays UA-2017: summing it up
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24 December 2017
Happy Holidays!
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22 December 2017
Happy Holidays!
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22 December 2017
"Destruction of Modernist Heritage is related to the values it p…
Interview
19 December 2017
"Destruction of Modernist Heritage is related to the values it promotes"
Interview
19 December 2017
Screening of Documentary Detective Film about Surveillance in Kyiv
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18 December 2017
Screening of Documentary Detective Film about Surveillance in Kyiv
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18 December 2017
Call for Applications to Volunteer at Docudays UA-2018!
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14 December 2017
Call for Applications to Volunteer at Docudays UA-2018!
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14 December 2017
«Caution: Fragile?» Film Program at PinchukArtCentre
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04 December 2017
«Caution: Fragile?» Film Program at PinchukArtCentre
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04 December 2017
Films that Change: The New Documentary Project Competition
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27 November 2017
Films that Change: The New Documentary Project Competition
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27 November 2017