Ukraine: the international industry's latest support initiatives

This page provides the latest support measures from the screen industries.

The international film and TV industry is responding to the war in Ukraine with various support initiatives to try to help the millions of people affected.

Below is a list of initiatives that are seeking to benefit or offer support to the people of Ukraine and those displaced from the country.

Ukraine: film & TV support initiatives

Border Crossing Film Festival – a film festival is holding free screenings for children and families at official refugee reception centres both at the Polish-Ukrainian border and throughout Poland. Translators and volunteers are required; for further information click here and/or email here.

DocuDays UA support – Ukraine’s DocuDays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival has had to cancel its 2022 edition, and is fundraising to support the festival team, many of whom are still in Ukraine. Donate here.

European Producers Club fundraising – The European Producers Club (EPC) is raising funds to buy first-aid kits and protective clothing for the Ukrainian people. To help, email the EPC here.

ICFR fundraising – The International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk is gathering donations to assist with legal fees and relocation expenses. For more information and to donate, click here.

Reflection screenings – New Europe Film Sales has renounced the right to any commission on Valentyn Vasyanovych’s Ukrainian Venice 2021 Competition title Reflection, which tells the story of a Ukrainian surgeon captured by Russian military forces in Eastern Ukraine. For any distributors, exhibitors or festival programmers looking to book the film, New Europe will also assist with deliverables at no cost; all revenues will go to the film’s Ukrainian producers. For more information, click here.

Putin’s Witnesses screenings – On Tuesday, March 8, cinemas across the Czech Republic are hosting screenings of Vitaliy Manskiy’s documentary Putin’s Witnesses, about the political machine that brought Vladimir Putin to power in Russia. Profit from all ticket sales will go to the SOS Ukraine collection. For details, click here.

This article originally appeared on sister site, ScreenDaily.

Ukraine: the international industry's latest support initiatives
Ukraine: the international industry's latest support initiatives

The international film and TV industry is responding to the war in Ukraine with various support initiatives to try to help the millions of people affected.

Below is a list of initiatives that are seeking to benefit or offer support to the people of Ukraine and those displaced from the country.

Ukraine: film & TV support initiatives

Border Crossing Film Festival – a film festival is holding free screenings for children and families at official refugee reception centres both at the Polish-Ukrainian border and throughout Poland. Translators and volunteers are required; for further information click here and/or email here.

DocuDays UA support – Ukraine’s DocuDays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival has had to cancel its 2022 edition, and is fundraising to support the festival team, many of whom are still in Ukraine. Donate here.

European Producers Club fundraising – The European Producers Club (EPC) is raising funds to buy first-aid kits and protective clothing for the Ukrainian people. To help, email the EPC here.

ICFR fundraising – The International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk is gathering donations to assist with legal fees and relocation expenses. For more information and to donate, click here.

Reflection screenings – New Europe Film Sales has renounced the right to any commission on Valentyn Vasyanovych’s Ukrainian Venice 2021 Competition title Reflection, which tells the story of a Ukrainian surgeon captured by Russian military forces in Eastern Ukraine. For any distributors, exhibitors or festival programmers looking to book the film, New Europe will also assist with deliverables at no cost; all revenues will go to the film’s Ukrainian producers. For more information, click here.

Putin’s Witnesses screenings – On Tuesday, March 8, cinemas across the Czech Republic are hosting screenings of Vitaliy Manskiy’s documentary Putin’s Witnesses, about the political machine that brought Vladimir Putin to power in Russia. Profit from all ticket sales will go to the SOS Ukraine collection. For details, click here.

This article originally appeared on sister site, ScreenDaily.

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