The program will be held twice a year from September – to December, and from February – to May two times a week, 6:30 p.m. – to 9:30 p.m., in downtown Kyiv, 46 Khmelnytskogo str. Twice a month we will have some practical work

To be considered for enrollment in the program, please send your application to or call the workshop manager Nina Fedorovna Khmil +380 98 968 6492 for more information.

The application packet must include:

  1. Biography (not resume/cv): 1800 characters
  2. A brief synopsis of the documentary film you would like to make: 200 characters
  3. 5 -10 documentary pfotos
  4. 3-4 selfies

Applications will be accepted on August 1, and January 10

Applicants who successfully pass the application review step of the selection process will be invited for an interview with the workshop instructors on August 20-25 and January 22 – 27

Participation in International Film Festival:

“For Easter” 2014, (director S. Grigorenko) debut

  • DocuDays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (Kyiv, Ukraine, 2016)
  • Minsk International Film Festival “Lystopad” (Minsk, Belarus, 2016)
  • Multidisciplinary International Festival of Contemporary Art GOGOLFEST (Kyiv, Ukraine, 2016)
  • Wiz-Art International Short Film Festival (Lviv, Ukraine, 2017)

Who Are You, Who Am I—From a Scientific Point of View” 2015, (director A. Kalinichenko) debut

  • The official program of the “Lystopad” International Film Festival (Minsk, Belarus, 2015)
  • Grand Jury Prize, Audience Award, International Film Festival “86” (Slavutych, Ukraine, 2016)
  • Official ARTDOKFEST Program (Riga, Latvia, 2016)

“Above the Styx” 2019, group debut thesis project (film editor Maria Stoyanova)

  • Special Award for docu short at International Film Festival DocuDays Competition (Kyiv, Ukraine, 2019)
  • National Competition Program, Molodist International Film Festival (Kyiv, Ukraine, 2019)
  • National Competition Program, Wiz-Art Film Festival (Lviv, Ukraine, 2019)
  • International Film Festival Program DOK LEIPZIG (Leipzig, Germany, 2019)
  • Official Program Short Film Competition at IFF “In the Heart of Europe” (Bratislava, Slovakia, 2020)

“May Is Far, May Is Close” 2018–2021, debut (director G. Yaroshevich)

  • Competitive Program, International Film Festival DocuDays (Kyiv, Ukraine, 2021)
  • Plai. A Mountain Path (2017-20022),  One World IFF in Romania, National competition of IFF Docudays, Ukraine. Docudays program in Sheffield (GB), Krakow (Poland),  IFF in Lisbon (Portugal) 

More information you also may find on our Facebook page


  • Film directing
  • Fundamentals of cinematography skills
  • Sound in documentary
  • Script / treatment for documentary
  • Production stages
  • Cinema History


Sergey Bukovsky and Victoria Bondar

Sergey Bukovsky—film director, People’s Artist of Ukraine, laureate of the State Award named after Taras Shevchenko

Victoria Bondar—scriptwriter, production manager, a PR specialist

Igor Barba

Sound director, Honored Artist of Ukraine

Roman Yelenskiy


We also plan to conduct master classes led by leading filmmakers of Ukraine and our European colleagues.

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