17 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
20–29
March 2020
The CIVIL PITCH Experience: Creating Civil Activism Films
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05 March 2019
The CIVIL PITCH Experience: Creating Civil Activism Films
The Participants of “CIVIL PITCH: Civil Activism Films” have been working on their short documentaries over the last year.
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05 March 2019
NATINONAL GEOGRAPHIES: On Arts and War
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04 March 2019
NATINONAL GEOGRAPHIES: On Arts and War
This program comprises documentary images from different cities of Ukraine that are combined in a virtual cinema map
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04 March 2019
Ukrainian Doc Preview: What’s Up Next in Ukrainian Documentary Filmma…
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01 March 2019
Ukrainian Doc Preview: What’s Up Next in Ukrainian Documentary Filmmaking
Seven projects have been selected to feature at the Doc Preview!
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01 March 2019
DOCU/WORLD: From Documentary Blockbusters to Family Dramas
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01 March 2019
DOCU/WORLD: From Documentary Blockbusters to Family Dramas
International feature competition Docudays UA
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01 March 2019
Meet the Student Jury of Docudays UA!
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28 February 2019
Meet the Student Jury of Docudays UA!
We’re happy to introduce you to our five jurors who will choose their favorite film from all the competition programs
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28 February 2019
Change-Making Cinema: Presenting Unique Civil Activism Films
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28 February 2019
Change-Making Cinema: Presenting Unique Civil Activism Films
On March 23rd, the “Zhovten” cinema hall will host the presentation of the winning films from “CIVIL PITCH: Civil Activism Films”.
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28 February 2019
Fighting for Cinemas
DOCU/BLOG
27 February 2019
Fighting for Cinemas
We invite everyone to the discussion about how activists reclaim public spaces in different ways.
DOCU/BLOG
27 February 2019
Meet “Living Books” at Docudays UA
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27 February 2019
Meet “Living Books” at Docudays UA
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27 February 2019
DOCU/UKRAINE: In Search of Lost Time
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26 February 2019
DOCU/UKRAINE: In Search of Lost Time
We present the Ukrainian documentary competition!
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26 February 2019
Fairytale British Band Penelope Isles during Docudays UA
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26 February 2019
Fairytale British Band Penelope Isles during Docudays UA
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26 February 2019
DOCU/SHORT: Another Dimension
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22 February 2019
DOCU/SHORT: Another Dimension
Meet the international shorts competition!
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22 February 2019
Six Powerful Media Platforms Will Attend Docudays UA
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21 February 2019
Six Powerful Media Platforms Will Attend Docudays UA
Vice, The Guardian, AJ+, Current Time and two Ukrainian media platforms Hromadske and Zaborona will participate in Global Short Docs Forum!
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21 February 2019
Oleksiy Sai: “In complete silence, I start losing my mind”
Interviews
20 February 2019
Oleksiy Sai: “In complete silence, I start losing my mind”
Interviews
20 February 2019
Introducing: Ukrainian Doc Preview at Docudays UA
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19 February 2019
Introducing: Ukrainian Doc Preview at Docudays UA
This year’s Docudays UA will mark the first iteration of Doc Preview, a presentation of post-production stage Ukrainian documentary projects to selectors representing leading international festivals, sales agents and distributors
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19 February 2019
THE NETWORK: Building a Nwe World Between Censorship and Desires
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18 February 2019
THE NETWORK: Building a Nwe World Between Censorship and Desires
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18 February 2019
MEET PROFESSIONALS! Individual meetings with the powerful film platfo…
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18 February 2019
MEET PROFESSIONALS! Individual meetings with the powerful film platforms of the world
It allows you to sign up for individual meetings with programmers from international festivals, producers, representatives of international sales agencies and foundations
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18 February 2019
Docudays UA Announces Special 'Rights Now!' Award. Meet The Jury!
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14 February 2019
Docudays UA Announces Special 'Rights Now!' Award. Meet The Jury!
Docudays UA is launching the 'Rights Now!' Award, recognizing one of 10 human rights-related films selected from the festival’s programs
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14 February 2019
Do you want to allow the following program to make changes in your br…
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13 February 2019
Do you want to allow the following program to make changes in your brain?
About the concept and symbol of Docudays UA-2019
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13 February 2019
DOC/SADOC Goes to the Library of the Future!
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13 February 2019
DOC/SADOC Goes to the Library of the Future!
The DOC/SADOC for the younger visitors of the Festival tirelessly changes its format every year
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13 February 2019
DOCU/BEST. We Are All Players
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11 February 2019
DOCU/BEST. We Are All Players
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11 February 2019
Who Is Going to Pick the Winners of the Core Competitions at Docudays…
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07 February 2019
Who Is Going to Pick the Winners of the Core Competitions at Docudays UA 2019?
Our jury will determine the best competitors in the traditional core programs of the Festival: DOCU/WORLD, DOCU/SHORT and DOCU/UKRAINE
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07 February 2019
Music in Film: Invitation to a Workshop by a Famous British Composer
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05 February 2019
Music in Film: Invitation to a Workshop by a Famous British Composer
BAFTA Award winner Nainita Desai will present the documentary Untamed Romania
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05 February 2019
Join the Fun at Docudays UA-2019! Grab a Festival Pass
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05 February 2019
Join the Fun at Docudays UA-2019! Grab a Festival Pass
Film premieres, talks with leading experts and workshops from star documentary filmmakers – this year’s Docudays UA has got an action-packed week in store!
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05 February 2019
Film Industry Accreditation Starting Now!
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04 February 2019
Film Industry Accreditation Starting Now!
Would you like to visit all Docudays UA events, meet guests and participate in exclusive DOCU/PRO events?
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04 February 2019
Global Short Doc Forum Announces Its Finalists
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01 February 2019
Global Short Doc Forum Announces Its Finalists
16 filmmakers were selected to attend the second edition of the GSDF
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01 February 2019
Meet the New Program Director of Docudays UA
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31 January 2019
Meet the New Program Director of Docudays UA
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31 January 2019
Press Accreditation for Docudays UA-2019 is open
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30 January 2019
Press Accreditation for Docudays UA-2019 is open
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30 January 2019
Doc Preview: Why is it important to show unfinished films?
DOCU/BLOG
16 January 2019
Doc Preview: Why is it important to show unfinished films?
Directors and coordinators of the industry platforms of international festivals share their thoughts about how this opportunity could be useful for directors and producers, and how this format has been implemented abroad
DOCU/BLOG
16 January 2019
Happy Holidays!
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22 December 2018
Happy Holidays!
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22 December 2018
Traveling Docudays UA-2018: Summing it up
DOCU/BLOG
21 December 2018
Traveling Docudays UA-2018: Summing it up
Between October and December 2018, the residents of more than 200 towns and cities in 22 regions of Ukraine had the opportunity to watch and discuss documentary films from this year’s Traveling Docudays UA program, and to participate in the Festival’s human rights events.
DOCU/BLOG
21 December 2018
Docudays UA Announces an Open Call for Volunteers!
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17 December 2018
Docudays UA Announces an Open Call for Volunteers!
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17 December 2018
Festival Pass – Special New Year’s Offer!
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11 December 2018
Festival Pass – Special New Year’s Offer!
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11 December 2018
Subscribe to the Festival Newsletter!
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03 December 2018
Subscribe to the Festival Newsletter!
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03 December 2018
The Kyiv Crimean Solidarity with Oleksandr Kolchenko. Demonstration, …
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22 November 2018
The Kyiv Crimean Solidarity with Oleksandr Kolchenko. Demonstration, Screening, Discussion
On November 26, the Ukrainian activist and political prisoner Oleksandr Kolchenko will have his 29th birthday. On that day, the Solidarity Committee initiative, together with the Crimean House and Docudays UA, invite you to watch the Golden Dawn Girls documentary by Havard Bustnes.
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22 November 2018
SЕЕ UKRAINE En Route To Paris
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19 November 2018
SЕЕ UKRAINE En Route To Paris
Paris is set to host the final event of this year’s European tour of the DOCUDAYS UA
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19 November 2018
How Should Documentary Filmmakers Work with Media Platforms?
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15 November 2018
How Should Documentary Filmmakers Work with Media Platforms?
Please read the brief interview with Rosie Garthwaite from BBC Arabic!
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15 November 2018
Meet Docudays UA at the IDFA!
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14 November 2018
Meet Docudays UA at the IDFA!
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14 November 2018
How and Why Documentary Filmmakers Should Apply for Global Short Docs…
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07 November 2018
How and Why Documentary Filmmakers Should Apply for Global Short Docs Forum
The call for submissions to participate in the Global Short Docs Forum continues! GSDF includes both a practical intensive course for directors of short films, and meetings with global media giants.
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07 November 2018
See Ukraine: The Three Pillars
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31 October 2018
See Ukraine: The Three Pillars
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31 October 2018
“The challenge for a filmmaker at the moment is how to access a fast …
Interviews
25 October 2018
“The challenge for a filmmaker at the moment is how to access a fast changing market”
This year, Docudays UA hosts the Global Short Docs Forum! Read more about that in the interview with Flora Gregory, the director of the GSDF
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25 October 2018
Sее Ukraine sets off to Munich
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24 October 2018
Sее Ukraine sets off to Munich
The European tour “See Ukraine: An Empty Pedestal” by the Docudays IHRDFF arrives in Munich on November 6-11
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24 October 2018
Watch The Grown-Ups Documentary in IZOLYATSIA
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23 October 2018
Watch The Grown-Ups Documentary in IZOLYATSIA
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23 October 2018
Download the new Catalogue of the Ukrainian Documentary
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22 October 2018
Download the new Catalogue of the Ukrainian Documentary
Docudays UA presents the fourth edition!
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22 October 2018
Docudays UA in Leipzig: Spotlight on Ukrainian Films
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15 October 2018
Docudays UA in Leipzig: Spotlight on Ukrainian Films
Docudays UA will bring forth a selection of the most prominent recent projects as part of the DOK Leipzig Film Market
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15 October 2018
Ukrainian Documentaries Conquer Leipzig
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10 October 2018
Ukrainian Documentaries Conquer Leipzig
DOK Leipzig will be visited by a record number of Ukrainian participants
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10 October 2018
Global Short Docs Forum. A new competition for documentary filmmakers
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07 October 2018
Global Short Docs Forum. A new competition for documentary filmmakers
A unique opportunity for makers of short films to meet representatives of VOD platforms
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07 October 2018
Weekend of Documentaries in Madrid
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03 October 2018
Weekend of Documentaries in Madrid
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03 October 2018
Seven Special Places to See Ukraine
DOCU/BLOG
01 October 2018
Seven Special Places to See Ukraine
Read about what’s special and important about the locations where this year’s See Ukraine is going to take place in our blog!
DOCU/BLOG
01 October 2018
The 15th Travelling Docudays UA starts its journey through Ukraine
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26 September 2018
The 15th Travelling Docudays UA starts its journey through Ukraine
The screenings will start in Ternopil oblast from October 5!
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26 September 2018
DOCU/THURSDAY: Online Workshop for Documentary Filmmakers
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24 September 2018
DOCU/THURSDAY: Online Workshop for Documentary Filmmakers
We invite you to the BIG IDEA website every week to watch DOCU/CLASS!
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24 September 2018
The Film Market in Leipzig: An Opportunity for Documentary Filmmakers…
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18 September 2018
The Film Market in Leipzig: An Opportunity for Documentary Filmmakers from Docudays UA
The curated selection of films from Docudays UA for the video library of the DOK Leipzig festival!
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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
#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”
DOCU/BLOG
07 August 2018
EXPERIENCE. “It was my planet”
We offer you to read the second blog post about the experience of documentary filmmakers
DOCU/BLOG
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
DOCU/BLOG
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
DOCU/BLOG
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…
DOCU/BLOG
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
DOCU/BLOG
28 June 2018
DOCS TO GO! How the Industry Platform of the Krakow Film Festival Wor…
DOCU/BLOG
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
DOCU/BLOG
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
DOCU/BLOG
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
DOCU/BLOG
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”
Interviews
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.
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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…
Interviews
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.
Interviews
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”
Interviews
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…
Interviews
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.
Interviews
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”
Interviews
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
DOCU/BLOG
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
DOCU/BLOG
23 March 2018