Guest Desk

The 14th Docudays UA IDFF is approaching! We are looking forward to welcoming you to Kyiv!

The Cinema House will host the opening and closing ceremonies, competition screenings, non-competition screenings, human rights events, DOCU/CLASS (a series of workshops) and DOC/SADOC (the creative space for 3 to 14 year olds).


Kinopanorama will host mirror competition screenings of DOCU/LIFE program, the DOCU/UKRAINE competition program and some non-competition programs.


Kyiv Cinema will host mirror competition screenings of DOCU/SHORT program, and other non-competition programs.




CINEMA HOUSE /  St. Saksahanskoho, 6

KINOPANORAMA /  St. Shota Rustaveli, 19

KYIV CINEMA/  St. Velyka Vasylkivska, 19



Cinema House (first floor, near the Blue Hall)

Opening Hours:
Friday, March 24: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 25 – Wednesday, March 29: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursday, March 30: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, March 31: 3 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Cinema House (first floor, near the Blue Hall)
Opening Hours
Friday, March 24: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 25 – Wednesday, March 29: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.


Cinema House (Green Hall, first floor)
The workshops will be held daily, two times per day at 12am and 3 pm, from 26/03 till 31/03




Kyiv’s Metro System is the cheapest, fastest, and most reliable form of transportation. The price for a single ride ticket is 4 UAH (approx. 0.13 EUR).

The nearest metro station to the Rus hotel and Festival Venues is Palats Sportu (M3 – Line 3, Green).

TAXI services

There are numerous taxi services in Kyiv. Orders are taken by phone or online. A taxi cab can be hailed on the street simply by waving your hand. The price must be agreed upon beforehand. If you call the taxi service company, they should tell you the exact price for your journey. For this you need to be able to provide them with the exact address of your current location and your final destination.

Taxi 309: 309 (callback)
Joker Taxi: 3933 (callback)
Absolute Taxi: 363 (callback)
Mega Taxi: +38(044) 503 0 503
Taxi Twist: +38(044) 502 25 25
Express Taxi: +38(044) 239 15 15

Panda Taxi: +38(044) 585 0 555
Online Taxi Service -

*The minimum fare is about 50 UAH (1.3 EUR).


Kyiv has a humid continental climate with warm summers and no dry season. March is characterized by changing temperatures, with daily highs exceeding 16°C and lows dropping below -3°C. 


UTC/GMT Offset: Summer time – GMT +3 hours; Winter time – GMT +2 hours


Electricity: 220 V AC, 50 Hz


Phone Code for Kyiv: International code: (+380) 44. In Ukraine: (044). To call abroad: dial 00+country code+area code.


Mobile Network: International roaming is usually expensive. If you wish to stay available for calls in Ukraine and your cell phone supports standards GSM 900 or GSM 1800, a local prepaid package can be purchased. The package contains a sim card (a chip to put into the phone) and a voucher for prepaid minutes. You can add minutes to your phone account by purchasing new vouchers. These packages are widely available.



The local currency is the Ukrainian hryvnia (UAH). Once you are in the city, we suggest that you change some money into local currency at major hotels or official exchange offices. New exchange offices are popping up all over the city (look for yellow signs with exchange rates). The exchange rate is sure to have changed quite substantially by the time you read this. You will need your passport (ID) to arrange a money exchange.

Beware of changing money on the streets or with private individuals. It is illegal and can be dangerous.


Some ATMs near the Festival location

vul. Hospitalna, 4

vul. Esplanadna, 8/10 

UkrSibBank ATM
vul. Shota Rustaveli, 38

UkrSibBank ATM
vul. Velyka Vasylkivska, 30


There are a number of private clinics with western-trained, English-speaking doctors/physicians. Pharmacies sell a range of common medicines over the counter. However, persons requiring specific medications should bring a suitable supply from home as these may not be available locally.

American Medical Centers, vul. Berdychivska, 1 (tel: (044) 490 76 00; emergency tel: (044) 490 76 00; fax: (044) 490 76 00; e-mail:; website: Private clinic.

Medicom, vul. Kondratyuka, 8 (information tel: 055; emergency tel: (044) 432 94 47; office/hospital tel: (044) 432 88 88). Ukrainian private hospital. Ambulance service (tel: (044) 432 88 88).

Boris, vul. Velyka Vasylkivska, 55a (information tel: (044) 238 00 00; emergency tel: (044) 238 00 00). Ukrainian private hospital. Ambulance service

St. Luke American-Ukrainian Medical Center, vul. Pavla Tychyny, 16/2 (tel/fax: (044) 294 16 90).

CABOT Dental Clinic, vul. Shchorsa, 9 (tel: (044) 529 71 61).

French Dental Centre, blvd. Lepse, 4 (tel: (44) 457 85 70; website:


(from mobile and stationary):
Fire service - 101
Police - 102
Ambulance - 103
Gas service - 104
Universal emergency number - 112

Embassies of foreign countries in Ukraine
You can find the list of embassies here. 

March 2018
month till the start of the festival

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