While we are far from the firing line, no person will be unaffected by the war in Ukraine. An injustuce to one is an injustice to all. The DFA Board would like to show solidarity with war-affected communities by alerting members to the following avenues of support:
The International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk, the partnership established by the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) and the European Film Academy to act as the film community’s collective response to cases of filmmakers facing severe risk, has set up a special “Emergency Fund for Filmmakers” for film practitioners directly in danger due to the ongoing war in Ukraine. The Coalition and the Fund have been canvassing for funding and donations since the war broke out. If you wish to support the work of the International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk, you can make a donation to the Emergency Fund for Filmmakers here
Filmmakers for Ukraine offers help to filmmakers and their families and minorities in and from Ukraine. If you’d like to support them find out more here.
SA-based Gift of the Givers is providing assistance in Ukraine. Find our more here. Those wanting to participate in supporting the people of Ukraine as well as repatriation of South Africans can make deposits into Gift of the Givers’ bank account:
Gift of the Givers
Standard Bank, Pietermaritzburg
Account number 052137228
Branch Code 057525
Ref: “Ukraine”.The DFA Board supports Media Freedom and is against suppression of alternative voices.