Ukrainian Doc Preview

Regulations, PDF

A good tradition of the DOCU/PRO industry platform is to present notable Ukrainian feature-length films at the stage of production/postproduction. Ukrainian Doc Preview, which has been organized by Docudays UA together with the Ukrainian Institute for two years now, will take place online this year on 29 March 2021.


Ukrainian Doc Preview is an opportunity to present to potential partners your future films which need support with promotion, distribution or search for additional funding.

Ukrainian Doc Preview-2021 Projects:

  • Expedition 49 (dir. Alisa Kovalenko; prod. Stephane Siohan, Valery Kalmykov, Oleksiy Kobelev, Tomasz Morawski).
  • Florian’s Witnesses (dir. Oleksiy Radynski; prod. Lyuba Knorozok).
  • Pryvoz. Tales of a Market (dir. Eva Neymann; prod. Gennady Kofman, Olha Beskhmelnytsina).
  • Fragments of Ice (dir. Maria Stoianova; prod. Alina Gorlova, Maksym Nakonechnyi).
  • Fragile Memory (dir. Ihor Ivanko; prod. Mariia Ponomarova, Oleksandra Bratyshchenko, Peter Kerekes, Ihor Ivanko).

What are the prizes for Ukrainian Doc Preview?

  • Current Time $2000 prize for a film’s post-production;
  • East Silver Caravan Award granted by the Institute of Documentary Film (Czech Republic) can help spread the documentary on the international film festivals for a year;
  • The Documentary Association of Europe (DAE, Germany) will award one of the projects an opportunity to become a one-year member of the Association and to receive consultations from film industry professionals.
  • The female participants of the Ukrainian Doc Preview will also be able to receive two annual memberships in the EWA Network (France).
  • One of the largest international markets Sunny Side of the Doc (France) will award accreditation.
  • Pitch the Doc Award, is a prize given to boost the progress of the credited project, providing it with dedicated curation and support in building international recognition.
  • An opportunity for one of the participating projects to review the rough-cut in KINO42.

Workshops for participants is planned to be held on March 15–17:

Ukrainian Doc Preview participants will have three days before the launch of the projects’ presentation to prepare for the showcase. They can use some help from tutors and guest speakers during individual and group sessions. 

Ukrainian Doc Preview2021 Tutors and Guest Speakers:

Selin Murat and Brigid O’Shea will share some experience and teach how to successfully present your project to the international film industry. Joanna Solecka, Heidi Fleisher, and Qutaiba Barhamji are the guest speakers who will shed some light on the issue of developing an efficient marketing, fundraising, and promotional strategy as well as share some bits of advice on editing.


Key dates


Date of opening the call for applications: 14 January 2021

Date of closing the call for applications: 22 February 2021

Announcing the results of selection: 1 March 2021

The Ukrainian Doc Preview presentation will take place online on 29 March 2021.

What kind of projects we are looking for?


- Ukrainian feature-length documentary film projects at the stage of production/postproduction in the genre of creative and auteur documentary,

- projects that have not been presented at the current stage of production at any other industry platforms in Ukraine,

- the participants are prepared to present at least 15 minutes of the upcoming film’s rough cut.


See more details about the terms of participation and the Ukrainian Doc Preview programme in the REGULATIONS.


Should you have any questions, please email Victoria Khomenko, the DOCU/PRO industry platform coordinator, at [email protected].



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