19 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
25 – 
March
3
April 2022
Gesamtkunstwerk Glushkov: Art, Cybernetics, and Social Justice
Programme Review
The Humane on Both Sides of the Screen
Programme Review
Serhii Borodin: "Everybody’s looking for a magic pill for full recovery"
Interviews
Serhii Borodin: "Everybody’s looking for a magic pill for full recovery"
Interviews
Hybrid films of joy and tears in the DOCU/BEST and MASTERS programmes
Programme Review
Hybrid films of joy and tears in the DOCU/BEST and MASTERS programmes
Film critic Anna Datsiuk on DOCU/BEST and MASTERS programmes
Programme Review
DOCU/SHORT: News from around the world
Programme Review
DOCU/SHORT: News from around the world
Programme Review
Oleksandr Makhanets: “Amateur films enhance our view of the past”
Interviews
Oleksandr Makhanets: “Amateur films enhance our view of the past”
Interviews
Paths to Recovery from Death
Programme Review
Paths to Recovery from Death
Programme Review
Based on social media
Programme Review
Based on social media
How Anatolii Surma created cartoons which reveal the absurdity of modern communication
Programme Review
Serhiy Bukovsky’s memories of Borys Peter
Programme Review
Serhiy Bukovsky’s memories of Borys Peter
Programme Review
Agnieszka Holland: “It’s time for the movies to take a stand.”
Interviews
Scrolling the Pain of Others
Programme Review
Scrolling the Pain of Others
Read about DOCUART selection in a review by a film scholar and director Oleksandr Teliuk
Programme Review
DOCU/UKRAINE in Focus: Andrii Lysetskyi
Interviews
DOCU/UKRAINE in Focus: Andrii Lysetskyi
Interviews
5 verbs of the DOCU/YOUNG programme
Programme Review
5 verbs of the DOCU/YOUNG programme
Programme Review
Film Troubadours: Scotland and Ukraine
Programme Review
DOCU/BEST and MASTERS: films of well-being and strong empathy
Programme Review
DOCU/BEST and MASTERS: films of well-being and strong empathy
Programme Review
Krzysztof Kieślowski: a documentary biography
Programme Review
DOCU/UKRAINE in Focus: Irena Stetsenko
Interviews
DOCU/UKRAINE in Focus: Irena Stetsenko
Interviews
Borys Peter. Silent Pause
Interviews
Borys Peter. Silent Pause
We talked to Ihor Barba – a sound engineer and a teacher of Borys Peter - about the complexity and subtleties of working with sound in documentaries, cooperation and friendship with Borys.
Interviews
Documentary animation at the Docudays UA: Linoleum presents
Programme Review
Documentary animation at the Docudays UA: Linoleum presents
Programme Review
DOCU/UKRAINE in Focus: Ulyana Osovska and Denis Strashny
Interviews
DOCU/UKRAINE in Focus: Ulyana Osovska and Denis Strashny
Interviews
Fighting the System: On the Path to Full Recovery
Programme Review
DOCU/UKRAINE in Focus: Simon Mozgovyi
Interviews
DOCU/UKRAINE in Focus: Simon Mozgovyi
Interviews
DOCU/ART in quarantine: art as a (non-)luxury
Programme Review
Defending the right to full recovery: The RIGHTS NOW! human rights programme
Programme Review
Defending the right to full recovery: The RIGHTS NOW! human rights programme
Programme Review
Vulnerable and Fearless: DOCU/WORLD International Competition
Programme Review
Vulnerable and Fearless: DOCU/WORLD International Competition
Programme Review
DOCU/UKRAINE in Focus: Hanna Iaroshevych
Interviews
DOCU/UKRAINE in Focus: Hanna Iaroshevych
Interviews
DOCU/SHORT: Moments Together, Moments Alone
Programme Review
DOCU/SHORT: Moments Together, Moments Alone
Programme Review
DOCU/UKRAINE National Competition: On what we have in common through personal stories
Programme Review
Encounters, Dreams, and Memories
Programme Review
Encounters, Dreams, and Memories
Film critic Natalya Serebryakova on No Image Available programme
Programme Review
Xosé-Ramón “Mon” Rivas: “I do not think we can talk about a ‘school’ of Scottish cinema”
Interviews
Xosé-Ramón “Mon” Rivas: “I do not think we can talk about a ‘school’ of Scottish cinema”
Interviews
Death becomes her: the festival’s closing film
Programme Review
Death becomes her: the festival’s closing film
Programme Review
DOCU/UKRAINE in Focus: Oksana Karpovych
Interviews
DOCU/UKRAINE in Focus: Oksana Karpovych
5 Questions for the Filmmakers of the DOCU/UKRAINE Programme
Interviews
Zhanna Kadyrova: “This award is very much related to my daily life”
Interviews
Zhanna Kadyrova: “This award is very much related to my daily life”
The conversation with the artist Zhanna Kadyrova, the co-author of this year's awards statues
Interviews
Mira Burt-Wintonick: “No one has seen the footage of his utopia, but the search for it seemed like a metaphor for my fa…
Interviews
Mira Burt-Wintonick: “No one has seen the footage of his utopia, but the search for it seemed like a metaphor for my father’s artistic life”
Interviews
DOCU/UKRAINE in Focus: Tatjana Kononenko
Interviews
DOCU/UKRAINE in Focus: Tatjana Kononenko
5 Questions for the Filmmakers of the DOCU/UKRAINE Programme
Interviews
Join HAPPY HOURS home raves
Programme Review
Once upon a time in Scotland
Programme Review
Once upon a time in Scotland
Film critic Serhiy Ksaverov on the Lost Film Found: Scotland In Focus programme
Programme Review
DOCU/UKRAINE in Focus: Roman Liuby
Interviews
DOCU/UKRAINE in Focus: Roman Liuby
5 Questions for the Filmmakers of the DOCU/UKRAINE Programme
Interviews
“I don’t want the system to recognise me”
Interviews
“I don’t want the system to recognise me”
Interviews
DOCU/UKRAINE in Focus: Roman Himey and Yarema Malashchuk
Interviews
DOCU/UKRAINE in Focus: Roman Himey and Yarema Malashchuk
5 Questions for the Filmmakers of the DOCU/UKRAINE Programme
Interviews
DOCU/UKRAINE in Focus: Iryna Tsilyk
Interviews
DOCU/UKRAINE in Focus: Iryna Tsilyk
5 Questions for the Filmmakers of the DOCU/UKRAINE Programme
Interviews
Essay: A User’s Guide
Programme Review
Essay: A User’s Guide
Programme Review
Claire Simon: “Documentary cinema is despised as proletarian”
Interviews
Claire Simon: “Documentary cinema is despised as proletarian”
Interviews
On a live stream: explore the programme of the online events
Programme Review
Celebrate at home: 17th Docudays UA opening ceremony
Programme Review
Celebrate at home: 17th Docudays UA opening ceremony
Programme Review
No Image Available: film-journeys, film-essays
Programme Review
Meet the international Docudays UA competition programme!
Programme Review
Meet the international Docudays UA competition programme!
Programme Review
Stories that Make Us Care: A guide to the RIGHTS NOW! human rights programme
Programme Review
Stories that Make Us Care: A guide to the RIGHTS NOW! human rights programme
Programme Review
Retrospective of Claire Simon: The Beginning of New Worlds
Programme Review
Retrospective of Claire Simon: The Beginning of New Worlds
Programme Review
Essay-film as a break, as pure stubbornness
Programme Review
Essay-film as a break, as pure stubbornness
On festival's programme No Image Available
Programme Review
DOCU/ART of Memory
Programme Review
DOCU/ART of Memory
Programme Review
TEEN SPIRIT: The Challenges of Growing Up
Programme Review
TEEN SPIRIT: The Challenges of Growing Up
Young people’s stories about self-searching, creativity, sexuality, obedience – in the main film programme of the Festival
Programme Review
DOCU/BEST: When There Is Love
Programme Review
Just Kids: Stories From All Over the World
Programme Review
Just Kids: Stories From All Over the World
Programme Review
From West to East: The DOCU/UKRAINE National Competition
Programme Review
Lost Film Found: Scotland in Focus
Programme Review
Lost Film Found: Scotland in Focus
Programme Review
DOCU/CAMP: Documenting the “Quarantine” Life
Programme Review
08 April 2020
DOCU/CAMP: Documenting the “Quarantine” Life
Explore the detailed schedule
Programme Review
08 April 2020
DOCU/CITIZEN as a way to support your favorite festival
Interviews
05 February 2020
DOCU/CITIZEN as a way to support your favorite festival
Interviews
05 February 2020
Cinema Congress in Australia. Cybernetics and the Other Continent
DOCU/BLOG
16 October 2019
Cinema Congress in Australia. Cybernetics and the Other Continent
DOCU/BLOG
16 October 2019
Fighting for Cinemas
DOCU/BLOG
27 February 2019
Fighting for Cinemas
We invite everyone to the discussion about how activists reclaim public spaces in different ways.
DOCU/BLOG
27 February 2019
Oleksiy Sai: “In complete silence, I start losing my mind”
Interviews
20 February 2019
Oleksiy Sai: “In complete silence, I start losing my mind”
Interviews
20 February 2019
Doc Preview: Why is it important to show unfinished films?
DOCU/BLOG
16 January 2019
Doc Preview: Why is it important to show unfinished films?
Directors and coordinators of the industry platforms of international festivals share their thoughts about how this opportunity could be useful for directors and producers, and how this format has been implemented abroad
DOCU/BLOG
16 January 2019
Traveling Docudays UA-2018: Summing it up
DOCU/BLOG
21 December 2018
Traveling Docudays UA-2018: Summing it up
Between October and December 2018, the residents of more than 200 towns and cities in 22 regions of Ukraine had the opportunity to watch and discuss documentary films from this year’s Traveling Docudays UA program, and to participate in the Festival’s human rights events.
DOCU/BLOG
21 December 2018
“The challenge for a filmmaker at the moment is how to access a fast changing market”
Interviews
25 October 2018
“The challenge for a filmmaker at the moment is how to access a fast changing market”
This year, Docudays UA hosts the Global Short Docs Forum! Read more about that in the interview with Flora Gregory, the director of the GSDF
Interviews
25 October 2018
Seven Special Places to See Ukraine
DOCU/BLOG
01 October 2018
Seven Special Places to See Ukraine
Read about what’s special and important about the locations where this year’s See Ukraine is going to take place in our blog!
DOCU/BLOG
01 October 2018
EXPERIENCE. “It was my planet”
DOCU/BLOG
07 August 2018
EXPERIENCE. “It was my planet”
We offer you to read the second blog post about the experience of documentary filmmakers
DOCU/BLOG
07 August 2018
EXPERIENCE. Films Need a Community
DOCU/BLOG
12 July 2018
EXPERIENCE. Films Need a Community
We offer you to read a series of blog entries by documentary filmmakers about their experiences of participation in the Festival’s competitions
DOCU/BLOG
12 July 2018
DOCU/HIT: Four Cities and Three Stories That Became International Festival Favorites
DOCU/BLOG
28 June 2018
DOCU/HIT: Four Cities and Three Stories That Became International Festival Favorites
This year’s DOCU/HIT tour around Ukrainian cities started immediately after the March festival in Kyiv and ended last week with an open-air screening in Odesa. Four cities, five big screens and the three most powerful films of the Docudays UA 2018
DOCU/BLOG
28 June 2018
DOCS TO GO! How the Industry Platform of the Krakow Film Festival Works
DOCU/BLOG
19 June 2018
DOCS TO GO! How the Industry Platform of the Krakow Film Festival Works
How do Polish industry platforms help filmmakers finish their work? How do documentary filmmakers themselves work with editing and the “skeleton” of the future story? In her blog, the Docudays UA program coordinator Darya Bassel shares her experience of attending DOC LAB POLAND
DOCU/BLOG
19 June 2018
Submergence. Seven days under the tension of documentary cinema
DOCU/BLOG
05 April 2018
Submergence. Seven days under the tension of documentary cinema
Tamaz Ablotiya, Docudays UA intern from the Republic of Abkhazia, tells in his blog about about the festival films he has seen that have immersed him into the depths of the most painful wounds of society
DOCU/BLOG
05 April 2018
Ramona S. Diaz: “The stories from the Philippines resonate within me”
Interviews
28 March 2018
Ramona S. Diaz: “The stories from the Philippines resonate within me”
This year’s DOCU/HITS program includes Motherland by Ramona S. Diaz, which portrays the turbulent routine at a maternity clinic in Manila, Philippines.
Interviews
28 March 2018
Arunas Matelis: “There used to be censorship in cinema, and now there’s commerce”
Interviews
27 March 2018
Arunas Matelis: “There used to be censorship in cinema, and now there’s commerce”
This year, the jury which determines the winners of the competition programmes DOCU/SHORT and DOCU/UKRAINE will include the Lithuanian director Arunas Matelis. His short documentaries have been presented in film festivals in Cannes, Rotterdam and Oberhausen. His feature-lengths works have won many of the top awards. In particular, his debut, Before Flying Back to Earth (2005) received an award from the Directors’ Guild of America, becoming only the second Eastern European film in history to win this award.
Interviews
27 March 2018
Emmanuel Gras: “I don’t make films with a very clear message”
Interviews
27 March 2018
Emmanuel Gras: “I don’t make films with a very clear message”
This year, our selection of the prominent documentaries which have already graced the screens of the world’s major festivals and become hits includes the winner of the Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prize, the poetic film Makala by the French director Emmanuel Gras
Interviews
27 March 2018
Luciano Barisone: Cinema should reveal the ‘invisible’ through the ‘visible’
Interviews
26 March 2018
Luciano Barisone: Cinema should reveal the ‘invisible’ through the ‘visible’
Luciano Barisone is a member of the jury which will select the winner of the international full-length film competition in the DOCU/LIFE category. This former cinema critic is a festival official with more than twenty years of experience, who for seven years now has been the chairman of one of the oldest documentary film festivals in the world, the Visions du Réel in Nyon, Switzerland.
Interviews
26 March 2018
Håvard Bustnes: “It was like a battle between me and them”
Interviews
25 March 2018
Håvard Bustnes: “It was like a battle between me and them”
The director of Golden Dawn Girls, a film about the far-right Greek political party, speaks about his relationship with the film’s protagonists and about their reaction to the film
Interviews
25 March 2018
Some things have to be said
DOCU/BLOG
23 March 2018
Some things have to be said
About different and resolute female voices at this year’s Docudays film programme Simple Women’s Equality
DOCU/BLOG
23 March 2018
«CIVIL PITCH School»
DOCU/BLOG
20 March 2018
«CIVIL PITCH School»
The teams of Ukrainian documentary filmmakers and activists tell about 1st workshop
DOCU/BLOG
20 March 2018
Welcome the Opening Movie of the Festival
Interviews
06 March 2018
Welcome the Opening Movie of the Festival
This year’s Docudays UA festival opens with documentary A Woman Captured by Bernadett Tuza-Ritter.
Interviews
06 March 2018
Ukrainian Leninfall: Photo Exhibition and Discussion
DOCU/BLOG
02 March 2018
Ukrainian Leninfall: Photo Exhibition and Discussion
The Photography Exhibition ‘Looking for Lenin’ by Niels Ackermann and Sébastien Gobert can be seen between March 17 and April 1 in the Triptych: Global Arts Workshop gallery
DOCU/BLOG
02 March 2018
Between Heaven And Earth: The New Ukrainian Cinema
DOCU/BLOG
28 February 2018
Between Heaven And Earth: The New Ukrainian Cinema
Film critic Ihor Hrabovych tells about the DOCU/UKRAINE full-length competition programme
DOCU/BLOG
28 February 2018
Traveling Docudays UA-2017: summing it up
DOCU/BLOG
24 December 2017
Traveling Docudays UA-2017: summing it up
DOCU/BLOG
24 December 2017
"Destruction of Modernist Heritage is related to the values it promotes"
Interviews
19 December 2017
"Destruction of Modernist Heritage is related to the values it promotes"
Interviews
19 December 2017
DOCU/HIT: Fourteen Cinema Halls and the Mighty Eight of Films
DOCU/BLOG
25 September 2017
DOCU/HIT: Fourteen Cinema Halls and the Mighty Eight of Films
DOCU/BLOG
25 September 2017
SEE UKRAINE in Spain: cinema, art, and a little bit siestas
DOCU/BLOG
13 September 2017
SEE UKRAINE in Spain: cinema, art, and a little bit siestas
In the first days of September, the festival SEE UKRAINE: DOCUDAYS UA ON TOUR arrived in Madrid
DOCU/BLOG
13 September 2017
"The Cherkasy Project": From Romanticism to Cinema Through a Store
DOCU/BLOG
13 July 2017
"The Cherkasy Project": From Romanticism to Cinema Through a Store
On July 6, Docudays UA visited the City Workshop in Cherkasy with the film Audience Emancipated: The Struggle for the Emek Movie Theater. This year, the film was screened as a part of the urbanist film section, The City Image
DOCU/BLOG
13 July 2017
CANactions Festival: Architecture, Cinema and Freedom
DOCU/BLOG
09 June 2017
CANactions Festival: Architecture, Cinema and Freedom
DOCU/BLOG
09 June 2017
Struggling for New Horizons. Visions du Réel International Film Festival
DOCU/BLOG
04 May 2017
Struggling for New Horizons. Visions du Réel International Film Festival
DOCU/BLOG
04 May 2017
Jonathan Littell: "It’s Hard To Stop The Wave Of Political Violence"
Interviews
27 March 2017
Jonathan Littell: "It’s Hard To Stop The Wave Of Political Violence"
Interviews
27 March 2017
Igor Blaževič: "One World has been able to listen to what films are saying"
Interviews
27 March 2017
Igor Blaževič: "One World has been able to listen to what films are saying"
Interviews
27 March 2017