Cork stands with Ukraine
The Cork International Film Festival (CIFF) will be screening Cannes award-winning tour-de-force feature, ‘Donbass‘ by acclaimed Ukrainian filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa at the Gate Cinema this Thursday, with all proceeds doing to support Ukrainian filmmakers.
CIFF proudly stands with the Ukrainian people while the appalling and unprovoked war waged by Russia continues and, like many festivals and arts organisations, they will be supporting their friends in this region.
As a longstanding champion of international filmmakers, CIFF’s most recent Festival honoured Ukrainian filmmaker Alina Gorlova with the prestigious Gradam na Féile do Scannáin Faisnéise (Award for Cinematic Documentary) for her film, This Rain Will Never Stop. Now, and with the support of our audiences, they aim to provide practical assistance to the Ukrainian filmmaking community at this time via a support fund created by the Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Ukraine.
The DOCU/HELP filmmakers’ fund is assisting filmmakers who are bravely documenting the events in the war in Ukraine by providing them with the most necessary filming equipment without which it is impossible to continue filming and working (such as batteries, hard drives, memory cards, chargers, adapters, microphones, replacements for damaged lenses, etc.). It will also help cover essential support costs, including the costs of fuel, medicine and first aid kits, as well as basic needs in emergency situations.
CIFF is honoured to show this unique tour-de-force feature – winner of the Un Certain Regard award for Best Director at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival – from such an acclaimed Ukrainian director. All proceeds from the ticket sales and online donations of Donbass will be donated to directly support Ukrainian filmmakers during this time through the DOCU/HELP fund.
The screening will take place next Thursday, 7th April, 6.30pm in The Gate Cinema, Cork, and tickets can be purchased in advance here.