Our programme to support the development and distribution of Ukrainian short docs, delivered in 2015/16. Organized in partnership with the world-known UK media The Guardian and DocudaysUA festival.
In March 2016 six shortlisted teams (were selected among 92 open call applications) presented their projects at the open pitch session of the competition.
International jury awarded the Guardian prize and 5,000£ grant to Home Games project by Alisa Kovalenko. The award also included the opportunity to be featured at the Guardian Documentary platform and access millions of viewers worldwide. Home Games will be available at the Guardian Documentary expectedly in 2017.
The British Council in Ukraine awarded its prize — 3000£ to The Fall of Lenin (director Svitlana Shymko). DocudaysUA supported one more winner — Semen Mozgovyi and his History Of The Winter’s Garden with the equal 3000£ prize.
All three winning short docs premiered at DocudaysUA in March 2017 as part of the national competition programme. The Fall of Lenin was awarded with Jury’s special mention.