Docudays UA 2024 is closed for film submissions.
Creative documentaries in which ethical and legal problems are revealed through expressive artistic means. The competition programme consists of three sections:
DOCU/WORLD, an international competition of feature- and medium-length documentaries which are longer than 30 minutes.
DOCU/SHORT, an international competition of short documentaries which are up to 30 minutes long.
DOCU/UKRAINE, a national competition. It includes documentaries of varying lengths, created in Ukraine or in co-production with Ukraine. Films created by Ukrainian filmmakers and foreign production companies are also welcome to apply.
Every year, the Festival chooses the main topic whose various aspects are presented in the non-competition programmes. In addition, the Festival offers traditional programmes: DOCU/BEST (international award-winning films), DOCU/ART (films that focus on art and artists as well as on the consideration of cinema as a medium), DOCU/YOUTH (a programme for children and teenagers), and retrospectives of famous directors.
DOCU/PRO Industry Platform
Every year, as a part of the Festival programme, we organise the DOCU/PRO Industry Platform. The platform is created to promote the development of the Ukrainian film industry, to establish contacts with international experts in the documentary world, and to create Ukrainian film projects. In particular, it includes training programs and pitchings for directors, as well as workshops and discussions for everyone who is interested in documentary film.
The main events of DOCU/PRO:
Ukrainian Doc Preview is a presentation of relevant Ukrainian films at the rough cut or post-production stage to a group of festival programmers and representatives of international sales companies and funds. The authors of each project will present 15 minutes from their rough cut and answer the audience’s questions. Ukrainian Doc Preview participants are selected by the Festival team in an open competition.
Meet Professionals offers a chance to arrange a face-to-face meeting with international film industry experts and to benefit from their professional advice and networks. Any Festival participant with an industry accreditation can sign up for individual sessions.
Within DOCU/PRO, the Festival collaborates with Ukrainian and international organisations and institutions whose purpose is to develop Ukrainian and global documentary cinema, to promote the Ukrainian culture and to develop the Ukrainian film industry by integrating it in the global context.