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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/B2BDoc/permalink/4370671723033131/ 
    Docudays UA - Support for the festival: https://docudays.ua/eng/donate/ 
    People in Need: https://www.peopleinneed.net/pin-condemns-attack-on-ukraine-8556gp 
    Support Ukrainian Army: https://savelife.in.ua/en/donate/ 
    Support organizations that help children who suffer from war: https://voices.org.ua/en/donat/ 
    Ukraine Humanitarian Fund: https://crisisrelief.un.org/t/ukraine 

    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
    FIPADOC, France
    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
    DAFilms.com, 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
    DOC LAB POLAND, 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
    VIENNA SHORTS, Austria
    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
    MAGNETFILM GmbH, Germany
    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
    INTERFILM, Germany
    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

    Film and culture organizations can sign at https://forms.gle/YoRZHasm3EikDmsj9.