Meet the participants of the Ukrainian Doc Preview showcase

20 February 2020

We are happy to announce the participants of this year's Ukrainian Doc Preview showcase. Among 31 applicants, we have chosen six projects that will be presented to international festivals selectors and representatives of international funds, sales companies, and broadcasters.


Ukrainian Doc Preview-2020 Projects:


The Elf's Tower 

Director: Polina Kelm | Producers: Gennady Kofman, Myroslav Dembinskyi


Iron Butterflies 

Director: Roman Liuby | Producers: Andrii Kotliar, Volodymyr Tykhyi, Anna Zobnina, Oleksandra Bratyshchenko


Pearl of Absurd 

Director: Oleksandra Chuprina | Producer: Elmira Asadova


Plai. Path Through The Mountains 

Director: Eva Dzhyshyashvili | Producer: Oksana Ivanyuk


Salt from Bonneville  

Director: Simon Mozgovyi | Producers: Taras Bosak, Artem Koliubaiev, Maksim Leschanka, Anton Khilman 


Diary of a Bride of Christ 

Director: Marta Smerechynska | Producer: Natalia Libet


Ukrainian Doc Preview Awards

  • One of the projects will be selected from among Ukrainian Doc Preview participants personally by Ieva Goba, the Head of the Beldocs industry platform. Its team will travel to Belgrade to present their projects within Beldocs.
  • Current Time TV will choose one project that will receive a $2,000 prize.
  • One selected film will receive 150,000 hryvnias from the Ukrainian Institute for promotion and distribution.
  • Up to two films will be chosen to be screened at the Film Market of the Cannes Film Festival.
  • The presented films will compete for the East Silver Caravan Award, for support with film distribution at international film festivals for a year.


Ukrainian Doc Preview Moderators:

  • Brigid O'Shea, head of Industry at DOK Leipzig, founder of Documentary Association of Europe
  • Tracie Holder, filmmaker, producer, film funding specialist


Brigid O'Shea and Tracie Holder will conduct the special training before the pitching that will be held on March 21 at IZONE Creative Community.


This year's Ukrainian Doc Preview is held in partnership with the Ukrainian Institute.


Main photo: a still from The Elf's Tower


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