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11. 3. 2014

Support Ukrainian film festivals!

The program director of Febiofest, Stefan Uhrik, is one of the six festival directors who have addressed colleagues in the European film industry with an appeal to support their Ukrainian colleagues, especially at festivals in Kiev and Odessa. 

Dear Friends, Dear Film People of the World,

We are deeply concerned by the situation in Ukraine. And so are you.

For our friends, who run film festivals in Ukraine, 2014 will most probably be the toughest year in their careers.

We express our solidarity with Ms Julia Sinkevych from the Odessa International Film Festival, which will take place 11-19 July, 2014 / www.oiff.com.ua, with Mr. Andriy Khalpakhchi from the Molodist Kiev International Film Festival, 25 October - 2 November, 2014 / www.molodist.com, and with our colleagues from other festivals in Ukraine.

We would like to ask all members of the international film community to show their help and generosity.

DirectorsProducers and Sales Agents: please give your films willingly and for free to all film festivals in Ukraine, do not ask for screenings fees from Ukrainian festivals this year

Film Institutes: please support travel of your filmmakers and send prints at your expense

Everybody: please help in any way you can, at least distributing this message. 

We would like our voice to be heard. Please disseminate this message by any means available. 



Kind regards,

Sara Norberg, Helsinki International Film Festival "Love & Anarchy"
Tiina Lokk, Black Nights Film Festival Tallinn
Stefan Uhrik, Prague International Film Festival FebioFest
Stefan Kitanov & Mira Staleva, Sofia International Film Festival
Tudor Giurgiu, Transilvania International Film Festival
Ewa Wieckowska & Stefan Laudyn, Warsaw Film Festival


Signed by:

Avvantura Festival Zadar - Sergej Stanojkovski

 BAFICI - Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente - Marcelo Panozzo

 Belgrade International Film Festival - Dragan Marinkovic

 Berlinale - Forum - Christoph Terhechte

 Busan International Film Festival - Lee Yong-kwan, Jay Jeon

 Camerimage - International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography - Marek Zydowicz

 Festival de Cannes - Thierry Frémaux

 Chichester International Film Festival - Roger Gibson

 Cork Film Festival, James Mullighan

 FilmFestival Cottbus - Bernd Buder, Jörg Ackermann, Andreas Stein

 Crossing Europe Filmfestival Linz - Christine Dollhofer

 Edinburgh International Film Festival - Chris Fujiwara

 European Film Festival Palić - Pavle Budincevic, Petar Mitric

 European Film Forum Scanorama - Grazina Arlickaite

 Festival on Wheels - Ahmet Boyacioglu, Basak Emre, Pinar Evrenosoglu

 Film Fest Gent - Wim De Witte

 GoEast - Festival of Central and Eastern European Cinema Wiesbaden - Gaby Babic, Stefan Adrian

 Göteborg International Film Festival - Marit Kapla

 Haifa International Film Festival - Pnina Blayer

 Helsinki International Film Festival "Love & Anarchy" - Sara Norberg, Pekka Lanerva

 Istanbul Film Festival - Azize Tan

 Kaunas International Film Festival - Ilona Jurkonyte, Tomas Tengmark

 Krakow Film Festival - Krzysztof Gierat

 Lima Independiente - Festival Internacional de Cine - Alonso Izaguirre, Fernando Vílchez Rodríguez

 Festival del film Locarno - Nadia Dresti

 Malta Short Film Festival - Joyce Grech

 International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg - Dr. Michael Koetz

 Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes - Jerome Paillard

 Mar del Plata International Film Festival - Francisco Perez Laguna

 Mediawave - Jenő Hartyándi, Violetta Vajda

 International Film Festival Message to Man Saint-Petersburg - Alexey Medvedev

 Midnight Sun Film Festival - Timo Malmi

 Morelia International Film Festival - Daniela Michel

 Moscow International Film Festival - Kirill Razlogov, Andrey Plakhov

 NETPAC - Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema - Ashley Ratnavibhushana

 New York Film Festival - Kent Jones, Marian Masone

 Palm Springs International Film Festival - Alissa Simon

 Prague International Film Festival Febiofest - Stefan Uhrik

 Queer Lisboa - International Queer Film Festival - Joao Ferreira, Ana David

 REC - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Tarragona - Javier Garcia Puerto

 Reykjavik International Film Festival - Hronn Marinósdóttir

 Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival - Ilda Santiago

 International Film Festival Rotterdam - Bianca Taal, Gertjan Zuilhof, Gerwin Tamsma, Evgeny Gusyatinskiy, Peter van Hoof, Inge de Leeuw, Chinlin Hsieh

 San Sebastian International Film Festival - José Luis Rebordinos

 SANFIC - Santiago Festival Internacional de Cine - Gabriela Sandoval

 Sarajevo Film Festival - Mirsad Purivatra, Elma Tataragic

 Seattle International Film Festival - Carl Spence

 Sofia International Film Festival - Stefan Kitanov, Mira Staleva

 Stockholm Film Festival - Git Scheynius

 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival - Tiina Lokk

 Telluride Film Festival - Tom Luddy

 The Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund - Gyda Velvin Myklebust

 Titanic International Film Festival Budapest - György Horváth       

 T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival Wroclaw - Roman Gutek, Joanna Lapinska

 Tokyo International Film Festival - Yoshi Yatabe

 Toronto International Film Festival - Piers Handling, Cameron Bailey

 Transilvania International Film Festival - Tudor Giurgiu

 Tribeca Film Festival, New York - Frederic Boyer

 Tromso International Film Festival - Martha Otte

 Venice Film Festival - Alberto Barbera

 Venice Days - Giornate degli Autori - Giorgio Gosetti, Sylvain Auzou

 Vilnius International Film Festival - Vida Ramaskiene, Algirdas Ramaska

 Visions du Réel - Festival international de cinéma Nyon - Luciano Barisone

 Warsaw Film Festival - Ewa Wieckowska, Stefan Laudyn

 Zagreb International Film Festival - Boris T. Matic, Lana Ujdur


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