On October, 26th, Docudays UA and the International Committee of the Red Cross delegation in Ukraine presented a new competition of documentary films’ projects at the Molodist Film Festival.

WARSCAPE is an international competition for documentary filmmakers who have projects related to long-term consequences of war conflicts for the civilians in Eurasia.

“In contemporary conflicts, civilians are becoming the victims of armed violence. Moreover, after the conflict ends, when the weapons are laid down there are many serious consequences that last for decades: from destroyed infrastructure, to the social disintegration, the painful suffering of the families whose relatives went missing, to name just a few. This contest aims at raising awareness of these lasting consequences and wants to draw the attention to the fact that civilians and their livelihood, needed for their survival, must never be targeted“,– said Sanela Bajrambasic, communication delegate of ICRC.

“Why is competition called WARSCAPE? ‘Landscapes’ in this context imply a lot more than just regular landscapes. It is a certain dimension, where something is taking place, literally and metaphorically. A warscape is, on the one hand, a land which has experienced or is experiencing a war conflict, and on the other hand, it is a long-lasting imprint on the mentality, socio-economic patterns and culture of the society that is living or has lived through this war. And a human being is an inseparable part of the dimension, both as a creator and a victim”, – said Yulia Serdyukova, a coordinator of the competition, about its theme.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance. We became partners with Docudays UA, a festival which has not only been screening films about human rights, but also supporting film production on this subject. WARSCAPE is a new unique opportunity for Ukrainian and foreign filmmakers to find support for their film. The winner will receive $5000.

Conditions of the competition and details will be available on our website.