Industry programme

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.

 

PROGRAMME OF THE DOCU/PRO 2021 PROFESSIONAL EVENTS

 

UKRAINIAN DOC PREVIEW is a showcase of feature-length documentaries at the stage of production/postproduction. The participants present 15-minute video fragments of their upcoming films to international experts.

 

MEET PROFESSIONALS is a networking event and an opportunity to sign up for individual meetings with international documentary experts, receive consultations on your projects and establish professional contacts.

 

WEBINARS are masterclasses by leading international professionals who will share their experience in the processes of project development, coproduction, distribution and sales.

 

VR DOC LAB: this year, we are expanding the toolkit of documentary filmmaking and, for the first time, mastering the creation of VR films. The lecturers will be leading European VR production specialists. The main stages of VR film production will be considered: VR storytelling, technical equipment and VR film realization tools, production, funding, promotion and distribution of VT films.

 

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

 

UKRAINIAN SHOWCASE @ Cannes Docs

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 2020 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.

 

«UKRAINE: HERE WE GO!»

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. 

18 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
26–
March
4
April 2021