Programme Review

On a live stream: explore the programme of the online events

22 April 2020

Between 24 April and 3 May Docudays UA webpages will host a real documentary marathon. We have prepared 45 online events: from the morning workouts with festival guests and friends to the lunchtime soup in the company of film directors. There will also be DOCU/CLASS streams and tête-à-tête conversations about cinema with filmmakers and film critics. All the meetings will be streamed on the main festival website as well as our Youtube channel and the respective Facebook events pages. Find out more about the programme of the Docudays UA 2020 online streams.


The events of the RIGHTS NOW! human rights programme will be interpreted into sign language.

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12.00 – 12.40 | Morning workouts

What are our wonderful DOCU/PEOPLE doing during the quarantine? Friends, guests and team members will talk about their favourite activities.


13.00 – 14.00 | The soup with filmmakers

Every day during the festival we invite you to taste your quarantine soup in a good company. There will be nine lunchtime conversations between filmmakers and festival moderators streamed online. Join the discussions and watch their documentaries on DOCU/SPACE.


14.30 – 15.30 & 18.30 – 19.30 | RIGHTS NOW! human rights programme

This year within the RIGHTS NOW! human rights programme we aim to create a safe space where we will discuss together with parents and children how to grow up without traumas, challenge stereotypes, teach and learn without discrimination, and build trust at home and at school. The programme will last for nine days, and each day will have a specific focus: Human Rights, Cyberbullying, War, Family, Activism, Equality, Opportunities, Education.


17.00 – 18.00 | DOCU/CLASS documentary workshops

Within DOCU/CLASS, we will talk about this year’s programmes, particularly the documentary essay genre and the Scottish documentary cinema. There will also be talks with experts about the post-quarantine future of the film and festival industries: the Ukrainian film industry between adaptation and new formats, the distribution of documentary cinema tomorrow, and hypothetical changes in festival policies due to the pandemic.


20.00 – 21.00 | TÊTE-À-TÊTE

TÊTE-À-TÊTE is a series of online meetings of Ukrainian film critics and journalists with filmmakers from the DOCU/UKRAINE programme. On the opening day, 24 April, there will be a special TÊTE-À-TÊTE between the prominent French director Claire Simon and the OIFF programme director Anthelme Vidaud.


21.30 – 22.30 | Screening of The Village

Every evening during the festival you can watch a new episode of the 10-episode documentary series The Village by Claire Simon. It revolves around the film festival team in the French village of Lussas, where winemaking and documentary production are closely intertwined. Each episode will be available at for 24 hours after its premiere on the main festival website


23.00 – 00.00 | Happy Hours

Docudays UA in collaboration with Khvyliovyi bar invite viewers, festival friends and participants to join daily DJ sets and explore contemporary Ukrainian electronic scene together. Turn on the HAPPY HOURS live streams every night during the festival to party at home and raise a toast to your favourite documentary!


You can see the schedule of online streams here. It is subject to minor additions and changes.

Besides, we are presenting 70 documentary films from all over the world at You only need to sign up at the website to gain free access to the film screenings. Most of the films will be available at DOCU/SPACE between 24 April and 10 May. The only exception is the DOCU/UKRAINE national competition films that will be available just for three days after their premiere at the platform:


25.04, 6 p.m. – The Earth Is Blue as an Orange

26.04, 6 p.m. – New Jerusalem

27.04, 6 p.m. – War Note

29.04, 6 p.m. – The Building

1.05, 6 p.m. – Don’t Worry, the Doors Will Open


* The film is available for 24 hours after the specified date.
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