Ukrainian Doc Preview

Regulations, PDF

For the fourth time, Docudays UA is announcing the open call for applications for participation in the Ukrainian Doc Preview showcase for Ukrainian documentary filmmakers. A presentation of full-length documentaries that are in the production or post-production stage will take place in March, during the 19th Docudays UA. As a result of the presentation, the experts will select the winners of the Ukrainian Doc Preview, who will traditionally receive many awards.


Ukrainian Doc Preview is an opportunity to show your future films that require support with promotion, distribution, or seek additional funding from potential partners. Ukrainian Doc Preview brings together key representatives of the international documentary film industry.


Earlier, the following projects participated in the showcase: This Rain Will Never Stop directed by Alina Gorlova (the film won IDFA Award for Best Film in the First Appearance competition and Current Time Award at Docudays UA-21), Salt from Bonneville directed by Simon Mozgovy (special mention DOCU/UKRAINE and Student Jury Award at Docudays UA-21), Roses. Film Cabaret directed by Irena Stetsenko (the international premiere of the film took place at Sheffield Doc/Fest, the film also received the Special Mention Andriy Matrosov Award at Docudays UA-21), Panorama directed by Yuri Shilov (the film premiered at the 54th Karlovy Vary IFF), Privoz directed by Eva Neumann (world premiere took place at Doclisboa 2021).


Please fill out the application form here.


Applications are accepted from 7 December, 2021 to 13 February, 2022 (23:59 Kyiv time) inclusive.


Which projects can participate?

  • Ukrainian projects of full-length documentary films at the stage of production or post-production, created in the genre of creative and auteur documentaries;
  • projects that were not presented at this stage of production on any other industrial platforms in Ukraine;
  • participants are ready to show at least 15 minutes of draft editing of the future film.


Key dates

Opening date for applications: 7 December, 2021.

Closing date for applications: 13 February, 2022.

Announcement of selection results: 4 March, 2022.


The Ukrainian Doc Preview showcase will take place offline on 26 March, 2022 (in case of deterioration of the epidemiological situation, the event will be held online).


After the presentation, we organize individual consultation meetings with international experts. We also will announce information about awards from DOCU/PRO partner organizations for Ukrainian Doc Preview participants soon.


Read more about the conditions of participation and the Ukrainian Doc Preview programme in the REGULATIONS section.


If you have any questions, please e-mail Victoria Khomenko, coordinator of the DOCU/PRO Industry Platform, at
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April 2022