Industry programme

Guide 2020

Docudays UA Industry Platform DOCU/PRO is created to promote the Ukrainian documentary films, to develop the Ukrainian film industry, and to establish contacts with international experts in the documentary world. 


The DOCU/CLASS programme includes public discussions, workshops, and lectures that are held annually and involve guests of the festival and documentary film industry professionals.



A presentation of relevant Ukrainian films at the rough cut/post-production stage to a group of festival selectors, representatives from international sales companies, funds, and broadcasters. Online-pitch is usually held in the format of virtual round tables, each bringing together one project team, moderator and panel of experts. Project presentation takes up to 10 minutes, followed by a 20-minutes moderated discussion with experts. This year's Ukrainian Doc Preview was held in partnership with the Ukrainian Institute.



A networking event that gives a chance to arrange a face-to-face meeting with international documentary film industry experts and benefit from their professional advice and networks. Registration for these meetings is available for beholders of Industry accreditation. Among Meet Professionals specialists are festival representatives, sales agents, broadcasters, experienced foreign and Ukrainian producers, film funds representatives.


Ukrainian documentary projects showcases and Delegations of Ukrainian documentaries at international festivals



Docudays UA, in cooperation with the Ukrainian Institute, organized the presentation of Ukrainian documentary projects UKRAINIAN SHOWCASE @ Cannes Docs, which was held on 22-26 June at Marché du Film as part of the Cannes Docs section. This year, for the first time, Ukrainian producers and directors presented their projects to representatives of the most influential international festivals and sales agencies at the main global film market—in Cannes. This was an opportunity for the authors of future films to find reliable partners for distribution and to arrange a global premiere of their upcoming film. In addition to the presentation, the participating projects received individual consultations from leading international experts, namely from the tutors of EURODOC, a well-known training programme for producers.



In 2019, within the framework of the delegation «Ukraine: Here We Go!»,10 documentary projects from Ukraine visited the largest platform for documentary films - a film festival in Amsterdam. Delegation members were producers and directors who work on first and second full-length films. They joined the festival industry events, visited the forum market and got advice from international experts. This visit was made possible through cooperation between Docudays UA, Ukrainian State Film Agency and the Ukrainian Institute.


Every year, the Docudays UA team compiles a CATALOG OF THE UKRAINIAN DOCUMENTARY. The English version is distributed at specialized international film markets. The catalog contains information about finished films and projects in progress, as well as contacts of Ukrainian independent producers, film and TV studios, festivals, distributors. 

April 2021