Festival hits in Ukrainian cinemas

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SEE UKRAINE: DOCUDAYS UA ON TOUR

Explore Ukraine through documentary films and discussions with the experts. On July meet our project in Milan.

INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
24–31
March 2017
5
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A focus on the idea – first DocWorks training program
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22 June 2016
World refugee day without phobias and clichés
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17 June 2016
World refugee day without phobias and clichés
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17 June 2016
DocWorks: the best six film industry trainers
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02 June 2016
DocWorks: the best six film industry trainers
Six well-known european documentalists who will teach young directors and producers during the new international program. DocWorks: UA/UK
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02 June 2016
Stories about home: Docudays UA is going to visit a festival in Vinny…
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25 May 2016
Stories about home: Docudays UA is going to visit a festival in Vinnytsia
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25 May 2016
Radical leftists baffle Docudays UA screenings in Athens
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16 May 2016
Radical leftists baffle Docudays UA screenings in Athens
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16 May 2016
DOCU/HIT in Ukrainian cinemas
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29 April 2016
DOCU/HIT in Ukrainian cinemas
A new festival project DOCU/HIT, that plans on becoming full documentary distributor in Ukraine
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29 April 2016
DocWorks announces finalists
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28 April 2016
DocWorks announces finalists
We are happy to announce the six teams that will participate in a new program for young documentary filmmakers DocWorks: UA/UK
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28 April 2016
DocWorks: coming up to the film industry orbit
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21 April 2016
DocWorks: coming up to the film industry orbit
About the new project for young film directors DocWorks: UA/UK tell us one of the curators, Anna Parker
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21 April 2016
Comments about the 13th Docudays UA
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05 April 2016
Comments about the 13th Docudays UA
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05 April 2016
The show of 13th Docudays UA award-winning films
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31 March 2016
The show of 13th Docudays UA award-winning films
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31 March 2016
Winners of Docudays UA-2016
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31 March 2016
Winners of Docudays UA-2016
Docudays UA-2016 announced winners
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31 March 2016
What documentary filmmakers have learned in The Guardian "school…
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30 March 2016
What documentary filmmakers have learned in The Guardian "school"
We asked the filmmakers to share their impressions and comment on their skills, before and after the workshop
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30 March 2016
A free person is a beautiful person
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29 March 2016
A free person is a beautiful person
The July Storms is a duology about the Donbas miners’ protests
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29 March 2016
Bukovsky vs. Kairišs: “Paradise is not always a place where you can l…
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29 March 2016
Bukovsky vs. Kairišs: “Paradise is not always a place where you can live”
We invited two famous directors - Serhiy Bukowskiy and Viesturs Kairish, the director of the film “Invisible city”, to talk
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29 March 2016
Closing festival film screening
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28 March 2016
Closing festival film screening
The Ukrainian premiere of the documentary film Mariupolis will be shown as the finale of Docudays UA-2016
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28 March 2016
Unique opportunities for documentalists on Docudays UA-2016
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27 March 2016
Unique opportunities for documentalists on Docudays UA-2016
On Docudays UA festival well-known masters of documentary film industry will give master-classes
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27 March 2016
Pamela Cohn: “It's important to allow yourself to be bored”
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27 March 2016
Pamela Cohn: “It's important to allow yourself to be bored”
The American filmmaker, writer, and curator Pamela Cohn at Docudays UA will judge the DOCU/LIFE competition and present a program of films from the True/False festival
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27 March 2016
Only the future
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26 March 2016
Only the future
The films and discussion of the DOCU/TECHNO program will certainly make you see the world of technology in a new light
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26 March 2016
When The Trees Were Tall
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26 March 2016
When The Trees Were Tall
This year, Docudays UA once again presents the jewels of children’s documentary cinema, and adds two more films for teenagers
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26 March 2016
Wojciech Staroń: “The only ‘director’ is God”
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26 March 2016
Wojciech Staroń: “The only ‘director’ is God”
This year DOCU/BEST presents film "Brothers"
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26 March 2016
All sorts of Illusions
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25 March 2016
All sorts of Illusions
The core program of the festival BEYOND ILLUSIONS
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25 March 2016
Dreaming of a tribunal and humanity
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24 March 2016
Dreaming of a tribunal and humanity
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24 March 2016
"Cinematographic Revision of Donbas" at the Docudays UA
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22 March 2016
"Cinematographic Revision of Donbas" at the Docudays UA
The Dovzhenko Centre will be presenting its new publication "Cinematographic Revision of Donbas" and screening The July Storms
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22 March 2016
DOCU/ART: It was called – Illusion
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22 March 2016
DOCU/ART: It was called – Illusion
This year’s topic of the program is ‘Illusions of Genre’. These films not only tell the stories of artistic people, but they are also experiments in the realm of nonfictional cinema. The mirror screenings and the discussion will take place in PinchukArtCentre.
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22 March 2016
From the illusion to action
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21 March 2016
From the illusion to action
We present human rights protection events on Docudays UA-2016
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21 March 2016
Online-version of the festival's Schedule and Catalogue Docudays UA-2…
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19 March 2016
Online-version of the festival's Schedule and Catalogue Docudays UA-2016
About all films and programs Docudays UA-2016
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19 March 2016
DOCU/CLASS: "The school of disillusionment"
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18 March 2016
DOCU/CLASS: "The school of disillusionment"
Documentary master class program on Docudays UA-2016
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18 March 2016
Photo exhibition: Ukrainian Dream
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18 March 2016
Photo exhibition: Ukrainian Dream
The exhibition of photographs by Misha Friedman on Docudays UA-2016
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18 March 2016
DOCU/BEST: in the company of leaders
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17 March 2016
DOCU/BEST: in the company of leaders
Prize-winners of international festivals in our traditional program DOCU/BEST
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17 March 2016
RE-ACTION: self-defenders, pastor and Greenpeace
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16 March 2016
RE-ACTION: self-defenders, pastor and Greenpeace
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16 March 2016
DOCU/TECHNO: I - Robot
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15 March 2016
DOCU/TECHNO: I - Robot
Meet new festival programm - documentaries that show our surroundings through the lens of these new technologies
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15 March 2016
Tickets for the Docudays UA-2016 online now
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15 March 2016
Tickets for the Docudays UA-2016 online now
Tickets may be purchased online and at the box offices of the cinemas
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15 March 2016
DOCUJury: who and how do we entrust with judging this year
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14 March 2016
DOCUJury: who and how do we entrust with judging this year
Our festival jury that will be selecting the winners among the films in competition
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14 March 2016
Docudays UA presents Opening Film
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12 March 2016
Docudays UA presents Opening Film
The opening film of this year’s Docudays UA festival is a documentary film by the famous documentalist Vitaliy Mansky
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12 March 2016
DOCU/YOUNG: What makes us free?
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11 March 2016
DOCU/YOUNG: What makes us free?
Meet the films from updated program DOCU/YOUNG
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11 March 2016
WAYFARERS: There and back again
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10 March 2016
WAYFARERS: There and back again
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10 March 2016
BEYOND ILLUSIONS: Extremely truthful and incredibly delusive
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09 March 2016
BEYOND ILLUSIONS: Extremely truthful and incredibly delusive
Five powerful narratives in the program “Beyond Illusions”
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09 March 2016
New opportunities for the youngest
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04 March 2016
New opportunities for the youngest
Children are welcome in DOC/SADOC space
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04 March 2016
The bears inside of us
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01 March 2016
The bears inside of us
About this year’s Docudays UA symbol and concept
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01 March 2016
The Guardian finalists announced
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01 March 2016
The Guardian finalists announced
“The Guardian comes to Ukraine” has chosen six project participants
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01 March 2016
Where and why do you have to take tickets?
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23 February 2016
Where and why do you have to take tickets?
This year Docudays UA to avoid entrance crowds and misunderstandings, we have decided to set up a ticket system
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23 February 2016
TRUE/FALSE Presents: three (un)real stories
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22 February 2016
TRUE/FALSE Presents: three (un)real stories
True/False Film Fest’s programmer Pamela Cohn selected three of the festival’s best films for this year’s program of Docudays UA
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22 February 2016
Film director Serhiy Lysenko: «We are strangers to the world»
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16 February 2016
Film director Serhiy Lysenko: «We are strangers to the world»
Serhiy Lysenko, the director of the documentary project on who and how should watch "The Maidan encyclopaedia"
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16 February 2016
Tue Steen Muller on Documentary Addiction
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10 February 2016
Tue Steen Muller on Documentary Addiction
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10 February 2016
Happy Holidays!
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24 December 2015
Happy Holidays!
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24 December 2015
Call for submissions is closed!
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01 December 2015
Call for submissions is closed!
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01 December 2015
The Guardian Goes Ukraine: meetings with Charlie Phillips
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30 November 2015
The Guardian Goes Ukraine: meetings with Charlie Phillips
Presentation of the competition featuring Charlie Phillips, Head of The Guardian Documentary, will be held in Kyiv on December 11 at 19:00. Venue: MediaHUB, Suvorov 4/6. The entrance is free.
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30 November 2015
Ukrainian Sheriffs by Roman Bondarchuk won the IDFA Special Jury Awar…
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26 November 2015
Ukrainian Sheriffs by Roman Bondarchuk won the IDFA Special Jury Award
The winners of the various competitions have just been announced in the Rabozaal at the Melkweg in Amsterdam during the 28th IDFA’s award ceremony. Ukrainian Sheriffs by Roman Bondarchuk won the IDFA Special Jury Award for Feature-Length Documentary.
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26 November 2015
Good Pitch Europe 2016
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18 November 2015
Good Pitch Europe 2016
Call for applications from BRITDOC for both the next Goodpitch Europe taking place in Sweden and the next Impact Producers Lab taking place in Finland.
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18 November 2015
'See Ukraine: Docudays UA on tour' starts. The first city is Tel-Aviv
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16 November 2015
'See Ukraine: Docudays UA on tour' starts. The first city is Tel-Aviv
Ten films carefully selected by the Docudays UA festival’s curators will be shown on November 26-28 in Tel-Aviv. All of them speak different cinematographic languages, but tell us stories about one global theme which is Ukraine.
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16 November 2015
The 12th Travelling Docudays UA starts in Uzhhorod
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The 12th Travelling Docudays UA starts in Uzhhorod
On October 16, this year’s tour of the Travelling Docudays UA across Ukrainian cities and towns will start in Uzhhorod. The film selected for the opening will be Estonian hit Ash and Money by Tiit Ojasoo and Ene-Liis Semper. It tells about artists’ attempt to protest against a deceitful election campaign in the country. The screening will take place in the exhibition centre ILKO located at 28, Koshytska str.
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Propaganda: films and discussions in America House
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Propaganda: films and discussions in America House
In autumn Docudays UA together with America House invites to a film and discussion program ‘Propaganda 2.0: new dimensions’. Meetings will take place each second Friday from September to October. Beginning is at 19.00.
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Kyiv Biennial 2015 presents a competition The Guardian goes to Ukrain…
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Kyiv Biennial 2015 presents a competition The Guardian goes to Ukraine
On October 2 within the project The School of Image and Evidence at The School of Kyiv - Kyiv Biennial 2015 a presentation The Guardian goes to Ukraine will be held. Organizers of the Ukrainian competition for young documentary filmmakers – British Council and Docudays UA – will comment on the project idea, participation conditions and screen four films that were shot by foreign directors specifically for The Guardian.
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Premiere screening of the film "The Forecaster" in Ukraine
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Premiere screening of the film "The Forecaster" in Ukraine
Within the series of free film screenings about corruption Docudays UА, Transparency International Ukraine and KMArt Yard invite all for a premiere screening of the film The Forecaster in Ukraine. After the screening there will be a broadcast live from Greece including a Q&A with the main character of the film by Martin Armstrong and the director of the film Marcus Vetter.
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IZOLYATSIA to screen documentaries in Mariupol
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IZOLYATSIA to screen documentaries in Mariupol
On September 26 and 27 IZOLYATSIA’s representative office in Mariupol, in cooperation with Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, organize open-air film screenings. The selected films are part of the documentary almanac "Docudays UA on the Block".
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Documentary Screenings “In Search of Home”
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Documentary Screenings “In Search of Home”
“PRAVO. Berlin Group for Human Rights in Ukraine” initiative group, brings to the MitOst-festival four movies, selected from the International Human Rights Film Festival Docudays UA. Films reveals the complexity of the migration topic and relation with the “Other”
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FUTURE DOCS – a new project of the WATCH DOCS film festival for filmm…
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FUTURE DOCS – a new project of the WATCH DOCS film festival for filmmakers and activists
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First encounter with aliens. Viewers' comments
DOCU/BLOG
First encounter with aliens. Viewers' comments
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Docudays UА invites you for a first encounter with aliens
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Docudays UА invites you for a first encounter with aliens
Docudays UА invites you to join the world premiere of Michael Madsen’s new film The Visit – An Alien Encounter and to take part in the live-streamed translation from an emergency military bunker in Copenhagen. The live cast will start on the 2nd September at 20.00 Kyiv time in Astronomical Observatory at Kyiv National University.
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Pit-Hole at the festival Green Scene
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Pit-Hole at the festival Green Scene
14 August at 21.00 in Chernihiv the festival Green Scene will demonstrate the film Pit-Hole by Jiří Stejskal.
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Docudays UA 2016: Call for submissions is open!
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Docudays UA 2016: Call for submissions is open!
Deadline for submissions is set for November 31st, 2015.
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Docudays UA at Odessa International Film Festival: Made In Ukraine, P…
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Docudays UA at Odessa International Film Festival: Made In Ukraine, Produced In UK
On 14 July at Odessa International Film Festival within professional section ‘Cinema industry’ will take place a presentation organized by the British Council and Docudays UA Made In Ukraine, Produced In UK. It will be dedicated to new opportunities for Ukrainian documentary filmmakers in Britain.
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Screenings of the winners of 12th Docudays UA at Master Klass
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Screenings of the winners of 12th Docudays UA at Master Klass
In June 2015, Docudays UA together with the Master Klass House of Education and Culture invite you to enjoy screenings of the best films of this year’s festival. The programme features the winners in three traditional competitions, as well as the film that won an audience award.
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Download first catalogue of the Ukrainian documentary films
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Download first catalogue of the Ukrainian documentary films
First ever Catalogue of the Ukrainian documentary, listing films produced in 2013-2015. It includes short, medium-length, feature-length and films in production. Catalogue was created by the team of Docudays UA with the financial support of the Ukrainian State Film Agency.
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Docudays UA will introduce Ukrainian documentary to Britons
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Docudays UA will introduce Ukrainian documentary to Britons
British Council Ukraine together with Docudays UA and with participation of Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre will visit International festival of documentary film Sheffield Doc/Fest. The visit is aiming to introduce a delegation of Ukrainian documentary filmmakers to the largest British film forum, specialising in non-fiction films.
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East Silver Market 2015. Call for submission
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East Silver Market 2015. Call for submission
East Silver, a documentary market specialized in Eastern and Central European documentary, is open for submissions!
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Documenting Ukraine in London
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Documenting Ukraine in London
Two days of cinema and debate, special events and Q&A discussions exploring the realities of modern Ukraine and the depth of Ukrainian cinema, on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 May 2015 at London’s Frontline Club
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Serhiy Bukovsky: The system is still very soviet
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Serhiy Bukovsky: The system is still very soviet
On Saturday, 16 May at London’s Frontline Club there will be discussions with Serhiy Bukovsky, the famous ukrainian documentalist. Michael Stewart, the founder of Open City Docs Festival (UK) and Darya Bassel, program coordinator of Docudays UA spoke with the director about early ukrainian documentary and changes in approach to it comparing to contemporary times.
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DOCU / ENERGY: transformation of culture of consumption
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DOCU / ENERGY: transformation of culture of consumption
This year Docudays UA prepared a special non-competition program DOCU/Energy. Screenings were supplemented by training on energy efficiency in everyday life, conducted as part of the human rights program of the Festival. This multifaceted program was organized with the support of Heinrich Böll Foundation in Kyiv.
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CinéDOC-Tbilisi: open call for submissions
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CinéDOC-Tbilisi: open call for submissions
CinéDOC-Tbilisi announced OPEN CALL
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Comments about the 12th Docudays UA
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Comments about the 12th Docudays UA
We are still living with memories about the festival week and are happy to read feedback about the 12th Docudays UA. Because the most precious thing in our festival – is the impressions it gives to our viewers and guests, who have taken a part of the festival with them to different countries of the world.
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How the Docudays UA-2015 Prize was tempered
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How the Docudays UA-2015 Prize was tempered
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The show of 12th Docudays UA award-winning films
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The show of 12th Docudays UA award-winning films
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Winners of 12th Docudays UA
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Winners of 12th Docudays UA
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Askold Kurov: It is patriotic to press on the sore points of your cou…
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Askold Kurov: It is patriotic to press on the sore points of your country
Askold Kurov, a provocative Russian documentary maker, will teach a class at the Festival.
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Presentation of online cinema DOCU/SPACE
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Presentation of online cinema DOCU/SPACE
DOCU/SPACE is the first online cinema house of Ukraine, which screens documentary films on human rights.
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DOCU/BEST: Do you believe in a different perspective?
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DOCU/BEST: Do you believe in a different perspective?
This year’s DOCU/BEST program will impress in the audience a different perspective on Africa, on revolution, on life – however pretentious that may sound, tells film critic Oleksandr Teliuk.
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Film critics talk about documentary
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Film critics talk about documentary
Andrei Rus is a Romanian film critic and cinema theorist and is now a member of the Docu / Short jury. In his conversation with Stanislav Bityutsky, the chief editor of Cineticle, he talks about his vision of film criticism, documentary films, and considers his favorite movie genre, the diary, about which he will speak more during his workshop.
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DOCU/ART: ‘STITCHING’ THE REALITY
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DOCU/ART: ‘STITCHING’ THE REALITY
About the main conception and discussion platform of DOCU/ART.
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About political films and documentary activism: Ezra Winton and Svetl…
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About political films and documentary activism: Ezra Winton and Svetla Turnin
On 23th of March meet Ezra Winton and Svetla Turnin at their workshop on Docudays UA.
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Online-guide of Docudays -2015
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Online-guide of Docudays -2015
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Address to the audience!
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Address to the audience!
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Swedish TEMPOrament: Melissa Lindgren
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Swedish TEMPOrament: Melissa Lindgren
If the national symbol of Sweden is three crowns, then the international billboard of a Swedish documentary festival should be three of its films. Tempo IDFF’s program director Melissa Lindgren selected three of the festival’s best films for this year’s program of Docudays UA.
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Online-version of the festival's Schedule and Catalogue
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Online-version of the festival's Schedule and Catalogue
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Meet our moderators' team
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Meet our moderators' team
Our moderators’ team will help our audience to highlight key points after films screenings and to understand authors of films who arrive to the festival from all over the world. And before that we kindly asked our moderators to briefly present themselves. So, let’s get acquainted!
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The Curious Tale of the Handmade Country at the opening of Docudays U…
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The Curious Tale of the Handmade Country at the opening of Docudays UA-2015
It is time for our great surprise: the opening film of this year’s Docudays UA is the controversial Donetsk People’s Republic Or the Curious Tale of the Handmade Country. It is an important and excruciating film with 16+ age restriction. Why did we choose it?
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EX-YUGOSLAVIA: Three films abot returning to peaceful life
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EX-YUGOSLAVIA: Three films abot returning to peaceful life
Almost a quarter century ago, the dissolution of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia began. The bloody conflicts it caused have been continuing in the region for ten years. What does life in these areas look like nowadays? Our festival program Ex-Yugoslavia: Reconciliation diversely illustrates these complex processes of returning to peaceful life.
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Georgia Effect. Non-competition program preview
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Georgia Effect. Non-competition program preview
After Mikheil Saakashvili was appointed a counselor of the President Petro Poroshenko, friendship between Georgia and Ukraine got political connotations; and Docudays UA non-competition program Georgia effect, which covers today’s situation in the country, turned into a must-see.
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DOCU/ART: manipulative power of art
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DOCU/ART: manipulative power of art
This year our traditional festival program DOCU/RT, which started symbolically two years ago with the film Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, refocuses.
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