Cinema and film initiatives in support of Ukrainian population

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CICAE member are showing their solidarity with Ukraine in their cinemas and on their big screen with several initiatives.

CICAE Members around the world

Member cinemas are showing their solidarity with Ukraine on their big screen, with the visual message prepared in several languages (you can find them here – if your language is missing, please contact us and we will prepare it). 

Some examples:


Several cinemas (among which: Rialto in Amsterdam, LantarenVenster in Rotterdam, Hoogt on Tour in Utrecht and Lumière Cinema in Maastricht) are showing Sergei Loznitsa film DONBASS (2018). The proceeds of these screenings will go to Giro 999 of the Refugee Foundation, which now focuses in particular on refugees from Ukraine.


Arsenal und Atelier Kinos, Tübingen

The cinema has decided – without changing the ticket prices – to donate one Euro from each ticket sold during the NO WOMAN NO FILM Festival (03.03.-09.03.) to AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL DEUTSCHLAND e.V. to support their work in connection with the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

German film funding organisations

German film funding organisations donate 100.000€ to the International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk to support Ukrainian film community.

“In view of the humanitarian emergency and the war in Ukraine, cohesion is more important than ever: The German film funding organisations condemn Putin’s invasion in the strongest possible terms and send a signal of solidarity to the Ukrainian filmmakers and their families with their joint action.”

Filmförderungsanstalt FFA, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, HessenFilm und Medien, MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg, MOIN Filmförderung, MV Filmförderung, nordmedia


Nowe Horyzonty – Kids Kino Movies for children in Ukrainian

Nowe Horyzonty is working on a catalog of movies and series for children in the Ukrainian language version. They will share them free of charge at for families, and then for help centers, classrooms, schools and kindergartens and cinema for free sessions.

They are looking for experienced interpreters/ec and lecturers of Ukrainian language (salary provided for the work done).
Creating such a base of films is a great organizational venture. They will be based on the distribution catalog Children’s Cinema Presents. 

They also invite other distributors and producers for cooperation. If you are interested, please contact the organisers at:

Kino Muza Poznan

Saturday, 5 March – 20:00: “THE EARTH IS BLUE AS ORANGE”, dir. by Iryna Tsilyk, Ukraine / Lithuania 2020, 74′.

The screening was realized in cooperation with Against Gravity – profit from the tickets Against Gravity will donate to the account of the INTERNATIONAL CHARITABLE FOUNDATION “COME BACK ALIVE” based in Kiev.

Additional screenings on Sunday, 6 March: Kino Muza: ANIMUZA SPECIAL: UKRAINE NOW | screening of short animated films by Ukrainian filmmakers.

Polish Film Institut

The Polish Film institute is posting job ads for Ukrainian film professionals on its website :


The Pordenone Docs Fest

The Pordenone Docs Fest – The Voices of Documentary has decided to relaunch the appeal of the Ukrainian director Alina Gorlova, for a fundraiser in her country, and to support with a cash prize, the Images of Courage 2022 Award, her initiative to stay in Kiev to help the population, using her position to intercept also contributions from abroad, and continue to tell and document the conflict.

Beneficiary: Gorlova Alina
Iban: UA303052990000026203764627369
Account: 5168745320889790
Bank of beneficiary: JSC CB Privatbank, 1D Hrushevskoho str., Kyiv, 01001, UKRAINE
Correspondent account: 623-160-5145
Intermediary Bank: J.P.Morgan AG, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany

Czech Republic

Karlovy Vary Festival

The Karlovy Vary festival is also supporting Ukraine with a special presentation of Vitaly Mansky’s Putin’s Witnesses. The film, which was named best feature-length documentary at KVIFF 2018, is being brought to cinemas by our subsidiary Aerofilms. Proceeds from the screenings will be donated to the non-profit organization Člověk v tísni / People in Need.


A group of Belarusian filmmakers, many of whom fled their authoritarian homeland to Ukraine in 2020, have published an open letter condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine and demanding Russian troops leave the territories of both Ukraine and Belarus.

Actions of other institutions and organisation

International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk

You can also support Ukrainian filmmakers, thanks to the work of the International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk donating to:

Bank account: Stichting ICFR
IBAN: NL 02 TRIO 0320 0470 40

Please mention in the payment description: “Donation ICFR for Ukraine”

Crew United

Crew United has launched an information website where Ukrainian filmmakers and their families, and minorities, in and from Ukraine can find help fast.


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