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Introducing the jury of the Ukrainian Film Critics

24 May 2024

For the first time at the 21st Docudays UA, the film critics' jury will choose their favourite film in the national competition DOCU/UKRAINE. The winner will receive a special diploma from the organisation.

The Union of the Ukrainian Film Critics is a Ukrainian non-profit created in 2018 to associate Ukrainian film critics and encourage & develop cinema culture in Ukraine. The UUFC jury works at many Ukrainian film festivals and gives special filmmaking achievement awards.

Olena Korkodym is a film journalist and founder of the Documents cinema website. She is a member of the Union of the Ukrainian Film Critics. As a film journalist, she has contributed to Detector Media online publication. She is a board member at the KINOKOLO National Film Critics Award.

Ihor Kromf is a film critic and author of film criticism for Gogol Media, LiRoom and SENSOR; the host of the podcast Once Upon a Time in a Podcast; and a member of the Committee of the KINOKOLO National Film Critics Award.

Aliona Penzii is a researcher at the Dovzhenko Centre as well as a film critic and cultural manager. She has organised retrospectives of Ukrainian animation at international and Ukrainian venues (ANIMATOR, The Cinémathèque Française, StopTrik, LINOLEUM). She co-curated the film programmes at the Dnipro Center for Contemporary Culture (DCCC). She is a member of the Union of the Ukrainian Film Critics, and a board member at the KINOKOLO National Film Critics Award.

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The 21st Docudays UA is held with the support of the Embassy of Sweden in Ukraine, the US Embassy in Ukraine, International Media Support, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ukraine, the Embassy of Estonia in Ukraine, the Polish Institute in Kyiv, Institut français d'Ukraine, Danish Cultural Institute, the Czech Centre in Kyiv, and the Embassy of Hungary in Kyiv. The opinions, conclusions, or recommendations do not necessarily reflect the views of the governments or organisations of these countries. Responsibility for the content of the publication lies exclusively on the authors of the publication.

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