Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

22 March to 29 March 2019

Kiev (Ukraine)

Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival is held annually in the last week of March in Kyiv. On completion, Docudays UA traditionally presents the best movies in the regions of Ukraine within the Docudays UA Travelling Festival. Films are demonstrated from October to December (inclusive). The 13th Docudays UA will take place in Kyiv from March 25- April 1, 2016.The Festival is non-political and non-profit. Entrance to all film screenings is free of charge. The main purpose of the Festival is raising the level of Ukrainian documentary film, promotion of an open dialogue on moral problems in society, human rights, understanding of human dignity as the supreme value, creating the foundation for democratic future of the country.Organizers Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union Kherson City Association of Journalists “Pivden” Kherson Regional Charity and Health Foundation (KRCHF). Centre for Modern Information Techniques and Visual Arts Program


- DOCU/LIFE (this competition presents full-length creative documentaries​​ where problems with human rights observance are shown with artistic means of expression);

- DOCU/RIGHT (this competition presents feature-length documentaries focused on problems with human rights observance, paying attention to such problems and the struggle for fundamental rights and freedoms);

- DOCU/SHORT (this competition presents documentaries of no more than 45 minutes of running time).


- Ukrainian documentary films

- The best from international human rights documentary film festivals

- Creative documentaries

- Retrospective screenings

- International Documentary Filmmaking Workshop

- Special events (conferences, round tables, thematic sections, master classes by leading experts in documentary filmmaking and human rights, discussions, seminars, workshops, photo exhibitions, etc.)

Film submission is open until November 30.


Festival date:
22 March to 29 March 2019
Submission date:
1 December 2017
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