Ukrainian Doc Preview

Regulations, PDF

A presentation of full-length documentaries that are in the production or post-production stage had to take place within the Ukrainian Doc Preview showcase in March, during the 19th Docudays UA. As a result of the presentation, the experts select the winners of the Ukrainian Doc Preview, who traditionally receive many awards. Ukrainian Doc Preview is organized by Docudays UA and the Ukrainian Institute for three years now. In view of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation into the territory of Ukraine, our teams have made the decision to postpone the Ukrainian Doc Preview until the war in our country is over. After our victory, the Ukrainian Doc Preview will be resumed as soon as possible.


We are grateful for your applications for the Ukrainian Doc Preview showcase. After we resume our work, all the projects that have been submitted will be automatically registered as submitted, and we will consider them. In addition, when we resume our work, you will be able to update the materials in your applications.

About the Ukrainian Doc Preview

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).


The call for application is now closed.


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.

What awards will the winners of the Ukrainian Doc Preview receive?
  • A prize of $2000 from Current Time.
  • A one-year membership in the Documentary Association of Europe for one of the projects (a director and a producer) and a professional consultations from one of the DAE directors, a member of the advisory boards of B2B Doc and DMZ Docs, Brigid O’Shea.  
  • A screening of a rough cut of a film at independent chamber cinema in Podil KINO42.


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.


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 [email protected].
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