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Support to Ukraine

25. 2. 2022

Author: IDF

Support to Ukraine

We, the undersigned, express our support to the people of Ukraine in such a dire moment. The Kremlin's aggression is a terrible act of war that has no place in modern society, in Europe or a democratic world.

We stand with the Ukrainian people and ask that the response of the international community will be adequate and Putin's hostile act will not go unpunished. No country has the right to violate the borders of a sovereign state under the pretext of any lie. This is an attack on democracy. 

We, the international documentary community of filmmakers and film professionals, condemn such an act of aggression. We call upon political representatives to take action, respond to the Russian invasion and to work together towards the withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine.

We ask the international community to support Ukrainian journalists, filmmakers and artists as they document their reality in the face of the ongoing information war also being waged against them.

Let us add that hatred towards Russian people based on the acts of individuals is also reprehensible. We also stand with the many Russians who condemn Putin's actions, regime and who make many courageous contributions towards a free and just world despite the risks to their own personal safety.

Stay strong, Ukrainian friends!

If you can, please consider donating to one of the vetted organizations below.
Babylon ‘13 - Support for Ukrainian Filmmakers: 
Docudays UA - Support for the festival: 
People in Need: 
Support Ukrainian Army: 
Support organizations that help children who suffer from war: 
Ukraine Humanitarian Fund: 

See Ukrainian charities: a guide for international supporters

Letters asking for more European action can be addressed directly to:
Ursula von der Leyen
European Commission
Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200
1049 Brussels


Institute of Documentary Film, Czech Republic
B2B Doc – Baltic to Black Sea Documentary Network, Sweden
Krakow Film Festival, Poland
Krakow Film Foundation, Poland
Documentary Association of Europe, Germany
goEast - Festival of Central and Eastern European Film, Germany
One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic
Human Rights Film Network, The Netherlands
Movies that Matter, The Netherlands
DokuFest - Int'l Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kosovo
San Sebastian Human Rights Film Festival, Spain

Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival, Germany
Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, Finland
HUMAN International Documentary Film Festival Oslo, Norway
International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights, Geneva – FIFDH, Switzerland
Free Zone Film Festival, Serbia
One World Slovakia (People In Need Slovakia)

Stowarzyszenie FILMFORUM, Poland
Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Hungary
Human Rights Nights, Italy
AfricanBamba Human Rights Film Festival, Senegal
Human Rights Film Festival Guatemala
Red Carpet Human Rights Film Festival, Palestine
Entretodos - Festival de Filmes Curtos e Direitos Humanos, Brazil
Mezipatra Queer Film Festival, Czech Republic
AFO (Academia Film Olomouc), Czech Republic
Cinema in Sneakers Film Festival for Kids and Youth - Fundacja Cinemania, Poland
IMD - FICDH/FINCA, Argentina
Visions du Réel, Switzerland
DOK Leipzig, Germany
Cannes Docs, France

The Polish Documentary Directors Guild, Poland
International Human Rights Film Festival Albania
Akademia e Filmit dhe Multimedias Marubi, Albania
MADOKE - Hungarian Documentary Association, Hungary
Trento Film Festival, Italy

Thessaloniki Film Festival, Greece
Fondation FIFDH, Switzerland
FIDMarseille, France
Bergen International Film Festival, Norway

Vermont International Film Festival (VTIFF), USA
Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries, Latvia
When East Meets West, Italy
Nordisk Panorama, Sweden
Serial Killer TV Festival, Czech Republic
Sunny Side of the Doc, France
Points North Institute / Camden International Film Festival, USA
Noir Film Festival, Czech Republic
Square Eyes, Austria
Pitch the Doc, Poland
DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, Finland
Artišokai, Lithuania
Raina Film Festival Distribution, Finland
Cinéma du Réel, France
Movies on War, Norway
DOCI/IT Associazione Documentaristi Italiani, Italy
Festival MÁS Nicaragua
Glasgow Short Film Festival, United Kingdom
Sakdoc Film, Georgia

Human Rights Film Center, Nepal
Karama Beirut Human Rights Film Festival, Lebanon
exground filmfest, Germany
Národní filmový archiv, Prague, Czech Republic
ACT Human Rights Film Festival, USA

Docmonde, France
Filmotor, Czech Republic
Jeden svět Ostrava, Czech Republic
Visible Film, Belgium

Karama Human Rights Film Festival, Jordan
Jump Cut srl, Italy
Festival El séptimo ojo es tuyo de Sucre, Bolivia

Amandus Film Festival, Norway
EURASF – European Academy of Science Film, Austria
Deckert Distribution, Germany

IEFTA - International Emerging Film Talent Association, Monaco
CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz, Austria
Vestnorsk Filmsenter, Norway
Moldox Festival, Moldova
Queer Voices, Moldova
PARISCIENCE international film festival, France
Association Science & Television, France
ANIFILM International Festival of Animated Films, Czech Republic
Paloma Films, Germany
LET'S CEE Filmfestival, Austria
Rete Cinema Basilicata, Italy
Docaviv, Israel

Sheffield DocFest, United Kingdom
Stray Dogs, Italy
Dokumentarfilmwoche Hamburg, Germany
Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic, Czech Republic
Iceland Documentary Film Festival (IceDocs), Iceland
Czech Film Fund / Státní fond kinematografie, Czech Republic
Censurados Film Festival, Peru
Miami Jewish Film Festival, USA
Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Birds Eye View Films, United Kingdom
CORSO Film, Germany
Festival Miradas Diversas, Venezuela
Beldocs International Documentary Film Festival, Serbia
Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival, Canada
asterisk*, Greece
In-Docs, Indonesia
BIND Film, The Netherlands
CEE Animation, Czech Republic
Lublin Film Fesival, Poland
Balkan Documentary Center, Bulgaria
Association of Czech Animation Film, Czech Republic
Docmakers, The Netherland
International human rights documentary film festival INCONVENIENT FILMS, Lithuania
Semaine de la Critique Cannes, France
Milano Film Festival, Italy
HEARTWAKE films, Germany
Arc Film Festival, Germany
Camera Action Film Critics’ Festival, Poland
Wladyslaw Slesicki Film Foundation, Poland
Modern Times Review, Norway/Germany
Baltic Balkan Productions, Latvia
EKOFILM, Czech Republic
Ganymedia Inc., Toronto, Canada
PAF Olomouc, Czech Republic
Viennale, Austria
Black Movie Independent Film Festival, Switzerland

Cineblend, the Netherlands
Kinečko, Slovakia

Tenemos Que Ver, Uruguay
Bakunawa Young Cinema [Film + Art Festival], Philippines

Abya Yala Films, Toronto, Canada
Tupilak (Nordic rainbow culture workers)
Doclisboa - International Film Festival, Portugal
Bikalpa Art Center, Nepal
Gograha Film Workshop, Nepal

Vladeo Film and Video Production, Canada/Serbia
Qwaves and Kanaka Pakipika, Hawai'i
Days Of Ethnographic Film, Slovenia
Walking in These Shoes - A Viral Interventions Commissioned Documentary,
dok.incubator, Czech Republic
FilmBath, UK

HF Productions, Denmark
One World Filmclubs, Austria
NOISE Film & TV, The Netherlands
Nordic/Docs Documentary Film Festival, Norway
Tempo Documentary Festival, Sweden
The Norwegian Short Film Festival, Norway
International Female Film Festival Malmö - IFEMA, Sweden
Festival Scope
zero one film, Germany

HER Docs Film Festival, Poland
Festival des Libertés, Brussels, Belgium
Kensington Communications Inc., Canada
Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Film, Austria
DocsBarcelona, Spain

MAS Film Festival, Nicaragua
AG DOK / German Documentary Association, Germany
Catherine Gund, Aubin Pictures, Australia
Double Hope Films, USA

Seine Pictures, USA
The Slovenian Federation of Filmmakers' Guilds, Slovenia
Films from the South Festival, Norway
Point du Jour - Les films du balibari, France
Mada Ideas Company Inc., Taiwan
EAVE, Spain
The Whickers, United Kingdom
The Norwegian Int. Film Festival in Haugesund, Norway
Canazwest Pictures, Canada
QueerScope - the association of independent queer film festivals in Germany
QFFM | QueerFilmFestival München, Germany
The Film Collaborative, USA
Haimes Film, Inc., USA
Documentary Producers Alliance, USA
Video Consortium (Atlanta) + (Regional), USA
GroundStorm Media, USA
Video Consortium (Atlanta) + (Regional), USA
Frankly Speaking Films, USA
Fibonacci Film and Entertainment, USA
Sobriety Films, UK
Riga Pasaules Film Festival, Latvia
German International Ethnographic Film Festival, Germany
Directors Guild of Slovenia (Društvo DSR), Slovenia
DSR Screenwriters (DSR Scenaristi), Slovenia
Festival cine por mujeres, Spain

Jill Audrey Campbell, USA
Ina Fichman, Canada
Deep Sea Studios, Latvia
SideXSide Studios, USA
Northern Lights Nordic Film Festival, Belarus
Marilyn Ness, Big Mouth Productions, USA
Ethnocineca - Int. Documentary Film Festival Vienna, Austria
Viscult film festival, Finland, USA
CPH:DOX*, Denmark
IDFA, The Netherlands

JAYU, Canada
Available Light Film Festival, Canada
-Doc (Asian American Documentary Network)
MUSOC Muestra de Cine Social y Derechos Humanos de Asturias, Spain
Image'Est, France
Black Filmmakers Film Festival e.V, Germany
Estonian Documentary Guild, Estonia
WATCH DOCS Belarus Human Rights Film Festival, Belarus
B707 Productions, Inc., Canada/Jordan
Web Series World Cup
Le Cinématographe, France
Palestine Film Institute, Palestine
GNOMON Production, Czech Republic
Berlin Lesbian Non-Binary Filmfest (BLN), Germany
Minnesota WebFest, USA
Active Vista International Human Rights Film Festival, Philippines

Cinéaste, USA
anticlock films, Mumbai, India
EUscreen Foundation
Tusker Television GmbH, Germany
Dutch Film Days Vienna, Austria - Austrian Documentary Film Alliance, Austria
Moscow International Festival of Visual Anthropology "Mediating Camera", Russia

Nordic Anthropological Film Association (NAFA), Norway
Greener Media, USA
Custard Apple Pictures, USA
Lunenburg Doc Fest, Canada
Nilakshi Sengupta Communications | NSG Films, India

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