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Docudays UA at the Odessa International Film Festival

On July, 18th, 2012 at 7:00 PM in U-Cinema (French Boulevard, 33, in the building of Odessa Film Studio) Docudays UA International Documentary Human Rights Film Festival will hold a presentation. Some of the best documentaries of this year's program will be presented during this event. Among them: "We will be happy one day" by Polish director Pawel Wysoczanski, which was named the Best Short Film, and the first cosmic and comic documentary "Gagarinland" by Russian director Vladimir Kozlov. After the screening the audience will meet Docudays UA program coordinator Victoria Leshchenko and Docudays UA production manager Darya Bassel. The event will happen as a part of the 3rd Odessa International Film Festival.

Docudays UA is the only one Ukrainian international documentary human rights film festival that takes place every year during the last week of March in Kiev. After Docudays UA traditionally presents the best films in the regions of Ukraine within the Travelling Film Festival. The Travelling Film Festival runs from October through December and takes place at 110 cities. The 10th Anniversary Docudays UA edition will take place in Kyiv Cinema House, from 22 to 28 March 2013. Deadline for film submissions is November 30, 2012.

The festival is non-political and non-profit. All screenings are free. Festival's webpage 

IDFF Docudays UA Organizers

•          Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union

•          Kherson City Association of Journalists "Pivden"

•          Kherson Regional Charity and Health Foundation (KRCHF)

•          Centre for Modern Information Techniques and Visual Arts



More details about films that will be presented at the 3d Odessa International Film Festival:

"We will be happy one day" – best short documentary of Docudays UA 2012


Director: Pawel Wysoczanski (Poland / 2011/ 40’)Production: BMC Film (Krzysztof Stasiak)


Daniel, a young man from Lipiny - the poorest town in the southern Poland. Daniel wants to wrest out of the poverty. With a mobile phone camera in his hand he wanders round his neighbourhood asking kids and grownups questions about their dreams. Are they going to come true, at least, for some?


"Gagarinland- first cosmic and comic documentary. The awardee of Artdocfest 2011 (Russia).

DirectorVladimir Kozlov (FranceRussia / 2010 / 86’). Production: Screen-film, 81-216, Prospekt Mira, Moscow, Russia, + 8 916 084 23 63, [email protected] 

City Gagarin, the birthplace of the first cosmonaut, has become  a place of worship of his countrymen. But within demolished Russian society the devotion that is displayed to past glory is perhaps hiding personal ambitions …



Viktoriya Leshchenko e-mail:  [email protected]

+38 (095) 636 36 35

Darya Bassel e-mail:  [email protected]

+38 (063) 497 24 16


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