XVII INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
20–29
March 2020
Documentary Screenings “In Search of Home”
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Documentary Screenings “In Search of Home”
“PRAVO. Berlin Group for Human Rights in Ukraine” initiative group, brings to the MitOst-festival four movies, selected from the International Human Rights Film Festival Docudays UA. Films reveals the complexity of the migration topic and relation with the “Other”
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FUTURE DOCS – a new project of the WATCH DOCS film festival for filmm…
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FUTURE DOCS – a new project of the WATCH DOCS film festival for filmmakers and activists
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First encounter with aliens. Viewers' comments
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First encounter with aliens. Viewers' comments
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Docudays UА invites you for a first encounter with aliens
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Docudays UА invites you for a first encounter with aliens
Docudays UА invites you to join the world premiere of Michael Madsen’s new film The Visit – An Alien Encounter and to take part in the live-streamed translation from an emergency military bunker in Copenhagen. The live cast will start on the 2nd September at 20.00 Kyiv time in Astronomical Observatory at Kyiv National University.
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Pit-Hole at the festival Green Scene
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Pit-Hole at the festival Green Scene
14 August at 21.00 in Chernihiv the festival Green Scene will demonstrate the film Pit-Hole by Jiří Stejskal.
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Docudays UA 2016: Call for submissions is open!
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Docudays UA 2016: Call for submissions is open!
Deadline for submissions is set for November 31st, 2015.
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Docudays UA at Odessa International Film Festival: Made In Ukraine, P…
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Docudays UA at Odessa International Film Festival: Made In Ukraine, Produced In UK
On 14 July at Odessa International Film Festival within professional section ‘Cinema industry’ will take place a presentation organized by the British Council and Docudays UA Made In Ukraine, Produced In UK. It will be dedicated to new opportunities for Ukrainian documentary filmmakers in Britain.
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Screenings of the winners of 12th Docudays UA at Master Klass
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Screenings of the winners of 12th Docudays UA at Master Klass
In June 2015, Docudays UA together with the Master Klass House of Education and Culture invite you to enjoy screenings of the best films of this year’s festival. The programme features the winners in three traditional competitions, as well as the film that won an audience award.
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Download first catalogue of the Ukrainian documentary films
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Download first catalogue of the Ukrainian documentary films
First ever Catalogue of the Ukrainian documentary, listing films produced in 2013-2015. It includes short, medium-length, feature-length and films in production. Catalogue was created by the team of Docudays UA with the financial support of the Ukrainian State Film Agency.
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Docudays UA will introduce Ukrainian documentary to Britons
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Docudays UA will introduce Ukrainian documentary to Britons
British Council Ukraine together with Docudays UA and with participation of Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre will visit International festival of documentary film Sheffield Doc/Fest. The visit is aiming to introduce a delegation of Ukrainian documentary filmmakers to the largest British film forum, specialising in non-fiction films.
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East Silver Market 2015. Call for submission
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East Silver Market 2015. Call for submission
East Silver, a documentary market specialized in Eastern and Central European documentary, is open for submissions!
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Documenting Ukraine in London
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Documenting Ukraine in London
Two days of cinema and debate, special events and Q&A discussions exploring the realities of modern Ukraine and the depth of Ukrainian cinema, on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 May 2015 at London’s Frontline Club
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Serhiy Bukovsky: The system is still very soviet
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Serhiy Bukovsky: The system is still very soviet
On Saturday, 16 May at London’s Frontline Club there will be discussions with Serhiy Bukovsky, the famous ukrainian documentalist. Michael Stewart, the founder of Open City Docs Festival (UK) and Darya Bassel, program coordinator of Docudays UA spoke with the director about early ukrainian documentary and changes in approach to it comparing to contemporary times.
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DOCU / ENERGY: transformation of culture of consumption
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DOCU / ENERGY: transformation of culture of consumption
This year Docudays UA prepared a special non-competition program DOCU/Energy. Screenings were supplemented by training on energy efficiency in everyday life, conducted as part of the human rights program of the Festival. This multifaceted program was organized with the support of Heinrich Böll Foundation in Kyiv.
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CinéDOC-Tbilisi: open call for submissions
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CinéDOC-Tbilisi: open call for submissions
CinéDOC-Tbilisi announced OPEN CALL
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Comments about the 12th Docudays UA
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Comments about the 12th Docudays UA
We are still living with memories about the festival week and are happy to read feedback about the 12th Docudays UA. Because the most precious thing in our festival – is the impressions it gives to our viewers and guests, who have taken a part of the festival with them to different countries of the world.
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How the Docudays UA-2015 Prize was tempered
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How the Docudays UA-2015 Prize was tempered
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The show of 12th Docudays UA award-winning films
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The show of 12th Docudays UA award-winning films
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Winners of 12th Docudays UA
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Winners of 12th Docudays UA
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Askold Kurov: It is patriotic to press on the sore points of your cou…
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Askold Kurov: It is patriotic to press on the sore points of your country
Askold Kurov, a provocative Russian documentary maker, will teach a class at the Festival.
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Presentation of online cinema DOCU/SPACE
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Presentation of online cinema DOCU/SPACE
DOCU/SPACE is the first online cinema house of Ukraine, which screens documentary films on human rights.
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DOCU/BEST: Do you believe in a different perspective?
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DOCU/BEST: Do you believe in a different perspective?
This year’s DOCU/BEST program will impress in the audience a different perspective on Africa, on revolution, on life – however pretentious that may sound, tells film critic Oleksandr Teliuk.
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Film critics talk about documentary
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Film critics talk about documentary
Andrei Rus is a Romanian film critic and cinema theorist and is now a member of the Docu / Short jury. In his conversation with Stanislav Bityutsky, the chief editor of Cineticle, he talks about his vision of film criticism, documentary films, and considers his favorite movie genre, the diary, about which he will speak more during his workshop.
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DOCU/ART: ‘STITCHING’ THE REALITY
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DOCU/ART: ‘STITCHING’ THE REALITY
About the main conception and discussion platform of DOCU/ART.
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About political films and documentary activism: Ezra Winton and Svetl…
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About political films and documentary activism: Ezra Winton and Svetla Turnin
On 23th of March meet Ezra Winton and Svetla Turnin at their workshop on Docudays UA.
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Online-guide of Docudays -2015
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Online-guide of Docudays -2015
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Address to the audience!
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Address to the audience!
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Swedish TEMPOrament: Melissa Lindgren
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Swedish TEMPOrament: Melissa Lindgren
If the national symbol of Sweden is three crowns, then the international billboard of a Swedish documentary festival should be three of its films. Tempo IDFF’s program director Melissa Lindgren selected three of the festival’s best films for this year’s program of Docudays UA.
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Online-version of the festival's Schedule and Catalogue
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Online-version of the festival's Schedule and Catalogue
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Meet our moderators' team
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Meet our moderators' team
Our moderators’ team will help our audience to highlight key points after films screenings and to understand authors of films who arrive to the festival from all over the world. And before that we kindly asked our moderators to briefly present themselves. So, let’s get acquainted!
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The Curious Tale of the Handmade Country at the opening of Docudays U…
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The Curious Tale of the Handmade Country at the opening of Docudays UA-2015
It is time for our great surprise: the opening film of this year’s Docudays UA is the controversial Donetsk People’s Republic Or the Curious Tale of the Handmade Country. It is an important and excruciating film with 16+ age restriction. Why did we choose it?
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EX-YUGOSLAVIA: Three films abot returning to peaceful life
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EX-YUGOSLAVIA: Three films abot returning to peaceful life
Almost a quarter century ago, the dissolution of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia began. The bloody conflicts it caused have been continuing in the region for ten years. What does life in these areas look like nowadays? Our festival program Ex-Yugoslavia: Reconciliation diversely illustrates these complex processes of returning to peaceful life.
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Georgia Effect. Non-competition program preview
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Georgia Effect. Non-competition program preview
After Mikheil Saakashvili was appointed a counselor of the President Petro Poroshenko, friendship between Georgia and Ukraine got political connotations; and Docudays UA non-competition program Georgia effect, which covers today’s situation in the country, turned into a must-see.
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DOCU/ART: manipulative power of art
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DOCU/ART: manipulative power of art
This year our traditional festival program DOCU/RT, which started symbolically two years ago with the film Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, refocuses.
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The most interesting events of human right program at Docudays UA-201…
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The most interesting events of human right program at Docudays UA-2015
All our events are interesting and important but they are so numerous that we decided to select five events which will be of interest to any one no matter how familiar he or she is with human rights subject.
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Aliona van der Horst: 18 years later I return to Kyiv for a small re…
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Aliona van der Horst: 18 years later I return to Kyiv for a small retrospective
This year best films of the competition program DOCU/LIFE together with her colleagues will be chosen by a Dutch director of Russian origin, Aliona van der Horst. Docudays team has long ago dreamt of inviting her to Ukraine. And finally this came true! Galya Vasylenko, a festival guide editor, speaks about the key which helps to get a clue to films directed by this talented film-maker. Further Aliona herself speaks about her return to Ukraine.
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Docudays UA presents the traditional DOCU/UKRAINE panorama
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Docudays UA presents the traditional DOCU/UKRAINE panorama
Perhaps all the films from the Ukrainian collection of the festival are worth preserving as documentary evidence of the time.
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Workshop DOCU/CLASS registration is open!
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Workshop DOCU/CLASS registration is open!
DOCU/CLASS is a clean space where cinema concepts exist. Not less and sometimes more vivid than a screening room.
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Welcome to multimedia project "Grozny: 9 Cities" at Docuday…
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Welcome to multimedia project "Grozny: 9 Cities" at Docudays UA:
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What DOCU/KIDS program means and why the festival needs DOC/SADOC
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What DOCU/KIDS program means and why the festival needs DOC/SADOC
This year for the first time we launch a program of documentary films for children DOCU/KIDS.
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DOCUDAYS UA-2015 announces a competition
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DOCUDAYS UA-2015 announces a competition
Now Docudays UA will start at 10 a.m. and will finish with the last metro train.
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Melissa Lindgren: I have the best job in the world!
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Melissa Lindgren: I have the best job in the world!
Melissa Lindgren a member of DOCU/LIFE jury about documentary festival movement in Sweden and her expectations at Docudays UA.
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Alexander Glyadyelov’s Exhibition You See, My Brother? at Docudays UA
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Alexander Glyadyelov’s Exhibition You See, My Brother? at Docudays UA
Let us invite you on Alexander Glyadyelov’s exhibition You See, My Brother? at Dim Mykoly Gallery (Kyiv Palace of Children and Youth), vul. Ivana Mazepy, 13.
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Unfaked cinema defends! On Docudays UA-2015 concept and design
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Unfaked cinema defends! On Docudays UA-2015 concept and design
We believe that honest documentary films can protect from the aggression of propaganda. At the festival 2015 we are going to deal with these two matters – proraganda and the power of art.
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Docudays UA-2015 presents non-competition program
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Docudays UA-2015 presents non-competition program
Welcome a short guide to all selections from non-competition program.
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Docudays UA-2015 announces jury: Students' jury
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Docudays UA-2015 announces jury: Students' jury
Welcome Students' jury!
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Docudays UA-2015 announces jury: DOCU/SHORT
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Docudays UA-2015 announces jury: DOCU/SHORT
Welcome DOCU/SHORT jury of Docudays UA-2015.
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Docudays UA-2015 announces jury: DOCU/LIFE
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Docudays UA-2015 announces jury: DOCU/LIFE
Welcome DOCU/LIFE jury of Docudays UA-2015.
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Docudays UA-2015 announces jury: DOCU/RIGHT
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Docudays UA-2015 announces jury: DOCU/RIGHT
Welcome DOCU/RIGHT jury of Docudays UA-2015.
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The 12th Docudays UA calls for volunteers!
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The 12th Docudays UA calls for volunteers!
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Best Documentaries of 2014 from Tue Steen Müller
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Best Documentaries of 2014 from Tue Steen Müller
Tue Steen Müller, film-critic, co-founder of the several Film- and TV-Festival, tutor on training programs from Denmark made his list of this year best documentaries.
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Docudays UA wishes Happy Holidays
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Docudays UA wishes Happy Holidays
Thank you for support and waiting for you at the new festival in 2015!
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"Euromaidan. Rough Cut" got Russian Premiere
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"Euromaidan. Rough Cut" got Russian Premiere
A documentary about the Ukrainian ‘Revolution of Dignity’ was screened at the Artdocfest film festival. Producer Darya Averchenko and director Roman Bondarchuk spoke to The St. Petersburg Times ahead of the Russian shows via Skype from Riga.
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Ukrainian films at Russian ArtDocFest
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Ukrainian films at Russian ArtDocFest
From 9 to 17 December one of the major Russian documentary film festivals ArtDocFest will take place in Moscow and prepared an interesting program which includes many Ukrainian films.
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DOCU/SPACE at Organization Development Forum
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DOCU/SPACE at Organization Development Forum
On December 3 DOCU/SPACE by Docudays UA invites all to watch festival films during the ІІІrd Organization development Forum which will take place in NSC Olympiyskiy.
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Docudays UA 2015: Call for submissions is closed!
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Docudays UA 2015: Call for submissions is closed!
Call for submissions to the 12th Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival is closed.
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“Faces of Freedom. Maidan” travels across Ukraine with Docudays UA
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“Faces of Freedom. Maidan” travels across Ukraine with Docudays UA
During November-December, a photo exhibition of the artist Ihor Haidai “Faces of Freedom. Maidan” will be shown in several Ukrainian cities along with Docudays UA Travelling Human Rights Documentary Film Festival.
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Ukrainian documentary films at festival in Amsterdam
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Ukrainian documentary films at festival in Amsterdam
From November 19-30, the international documentary industry once again gathered in Amsterdam for the 27th edition of IDFA.
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"Euromaidan. Rough Cut" will be screened in Switzerland
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"Euromaidan. Rough Cut" will be screened in Switzerland
On 4th of November the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur starts. This year the festival has incleded the program "EUkraine".
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In Kyiv the films on Donbas will be screened
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In Kyiv the films on Donbas will be screened
Tomorrow in the museum “Cultural Treasures of Ukraine” will start a “Donculture – cultural depths“ Forum dedicated to cultural achievements of Donbas. The event will present an exhibition, concert, literature and film program in which Docudays UA will participate with the film “The Coalminer’s day” directed by Gaël Mocaër.
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"Euromaidan. Rough Cut" got the Silver Eye award
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"Euromaidan. Rough Cut" got the Silver Eye award
"Euromaidan. Rough Cut" got Special Mention from East Silver Market at Jihlava International Film Festival. Tue Steen Müller explained the meaning of this award.
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"Inconvenient films" about Ukraine will be shown in Vilnius…
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"Inconvenient films" about Ukraine will be shown in Vilnius
On October 22–30, the 8th Human Rights Film Festival "Inconvenient Films" will be held in Vilnius. In cooperation with Docudays UA, it will present a special program Ukraine.doc.
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The program DOK Leipzig includes four Ukrainian projects
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The program DOK Leipzig includes four Ukrainian projects
Among the members of a major international documentary films and animation festival in Leipzig there are three documentaries and one 4-minutes animation.
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«Euromaidan. Rough cut» starts on a tour
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«Euromaidan. Rough cut» starts on a tour
The opening film of this year Docudays UA «Euromaidan. Rough cut» starts on a tour to regions of Ukraine and abroad. Film screening will take place within Docudays UA Travelling Festival which traditionally demonstrates best films of the festival starting from October till the end of December.
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All roads lead to Rome
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All roads lead to Rome
The ninth Rome Film festival is going on in Italy at these days. Besides competition and non-competition program there is a market project NEW CINEMA NETWORK, in which participates Ukrainian script “Volcano”.
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Jihlava film festival celebrates its 18th anniversary
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Jihlava film festival celebrates its 18th anniversary
On 23 October 2014 in a Czech town of Jihlava will open the 18th International Documentary Film Festival. The Rough Cut. Euromaidan - opening film of this year at Docudays UA is in the competition program.
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Astra Film Festival: resume and impressions
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Astra Film Festival: resume and impressions
In Romania came to an end Astra Film Festival. Ukrainian films received two awards there and Docudays UA program coordinator, Darya Bassel, who worked as a jury, - metaphysical experience from watching the festival program.
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Two days of Ukrainian cinema at the International Tbilisi Film Festiv…
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Two days of Ukrainian cinema at the International Tbilisi Film Festival CineDoc
Georgians like to say, "Together with the Ukrainians, we are 52 million!" and use every chance to prove their friendship. The 2nd International Tbilisi Documentary Film Festival CineDoc will present a special program "Ukrainian Voices".
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The screening and discussion of Art War with the street artists and w…
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The screening and discussion of Art War with the street artists and witnesses
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation together with Docudays UA invites to visit the screening of Art War (dir. Marco Wilms, Germany, 2014, 93’) on October 3rd.
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Docudays UA will participate in the DokumentART Film Festival (German…
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Docudays UA will participate in the DokumentART Film Festival (Germany)
Documentary Film Festival DokumentART that started today in the Neubrandenburg, Germany, will hold a round table on the issues of film funding in Ukraine and Russia. Docudays UA team members will be the speakers from Ukraine.
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Ukraine is in a focus of Astra Film Festival (Romania)
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Ukraine is in a focus of Astra Film Festival (Romania)
Program Coordinator at Docudays UA, Darya Bassel, elected as a member of this year’s jury at the International Astra Film Festival to be held on October 6th-12th in Sibiu (Romania).
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Docudays UA presented its program at the Montreal Ukrainian Festival …
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Docudays UA presented its program at the Montreal Ukrainian Festival in Canada
During first September’s weekend Ukrainian Canadian and International communities of Montreal watched documentaries about recent events that have changed history of Ukraine.
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Ukrainian documentary film at the 11th Naoussa International Film Fes…
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Ukrainian documentary film at the 11th Naoussa International Film Festival
On September 24th – 28th, in Greek town of Naoussa, the 11th Naoussa International Film Festival will be held. Young Ukrainian filmmaking will be represented there by Polina Moshenska, the author of the documentary The Bridge and member of the Docudays UA team.
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Docudays UA is going to visit Vilnius Documentary Film Festival
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Docudays UA is going to visit Vilnius Documentary Film Festival
Today, on 18th of September, the 11th Vilnius Documentary Film Festival begins. The members of the Organizing Committee of Docudays UA Alla Tyutyunnyk and Svitlana Smal are going to present ukrainian festival there.
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Festival dei Popoli.The call for submissions
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Festival dei Popoli.The call for submissions
Festival dei Popoli, the International Documentary Film Festival based in Florence, is calling for submissions until the 30th of September.
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Charity film action “Two days for a life” in Kyiv
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Charity film action “Two days for a life” in Kyiv
Docudays UA will join a charity event “Two days for a life” will be held at the Cinema House in Kyiv. The money raised at the event will be used for the needs of military hospitals and refugees from Eastern Ukraine.
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Docudays UA welcomes the viewers to Gogolfest
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Docudays UA welcomes the viewers to Gogolfest
Docudays UA invites to the International Polydisciplinary Festival Gogolfest in Kyiv where will be screened several documantary films.
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Docudays UA will join the forum “Public Control: Oxygen of Democracy”…
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Docudays UA will join the forum “Public Control: Oxygen of Democracy” in Kiev
Docudays UA will join the forum “Public Control: Oxygen of Democracy” and present 'New Heroes' – the film by Roman Bondarchuk.
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Ukrainian film on the 23d dokumentART
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Ukrainian film on the 23d dokumentART
‘Café Voyage’ by Roman Bondarchuk will take part in European competition of European Film Festival for Documentaries DokumentART.
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Docudays UA in Caucasus
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Docudays UA in Caucasus
On August 28 – 31 in Tserkavi village where Georgia borders with Armenia and Azerbaijan, a multidisciplinary festival One Caucasus will be held...
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Docudays UA at the 15th Montreal Ukrainian Festival
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Docudays UA at the 15th Montreal Ukrainian Festival
For the first time Docudays UA in collaboration with the 15th annual Montreal Ukrainian Festival in Quebec, Canada present a documentary program Maidan.
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Scholarships for arts professionals from British Council
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Scholarships for arts professionals from British Council
The British Council in Ukraine will award two annual scholarships for arts professionals to improve their English language skills. The call is open for Ukrainian arts managers, artists and culture journalists.
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Docudays UA is looking for a human rights advocacy coordinator
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Docudays UA is looking for a human rights advocacy coordinator
Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union announces competition for the position of human rights advocacy coordinator at Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival.
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The Pidzamche Festival of Neighbors and Docudays UA present screening…
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The Pidzamche Festival of Neighbors and Docudays UA present screenings in Lviv
On August 30–31 the Festival of Neighbors in collaboration with the Docudays UA International Documentary Human Rights Film Festival two open air film screenings will be held in Pidzamche, one of the oldest districts of Lviv.
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The Docudays films at JUST-IN-BETWEEN
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The Docudays films at JUST-IN-BETWEEN
In Ternopil, on August 30-31, JUST-IN-BETWEEN festival will be held during which Docudays UA will screen The Coal Miner’s Day and Elektro Moskva.
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Docudays UA film clubs to engage certified moderators
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Docudays UA film clubs to engage certified moderators
This September, numerous permanent human rights media enlightenment film clubs by Docudays UA will be established at schools, institutions for higher education, non-government organizations, and libraries throughout Ukraine.
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Doc at Work invites participants
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Doc at Work invites participants
Doc at Work is a laboratory of ideas open to anyone who wants to learn all about documentaries. The second edition of Doc at Work will be held during the 55th edition of Festival dei Popoli (November 28th - December 5th).
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Docudays UA's Art War at ZAHIDFEST
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Docudays UA's Art War at ZAHIDFEST
On August 8th, Art War was screened at the Friday film marathon at ZAHIDFEST art festival. The screening was organized by Docudays UA in cooperation with Amnesty International.
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Ukrainian documentary recognized as the most prominent ever
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Ukrainian documentary recognized as the most prominent ever
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