Charity screenings - Support Ukrainian filmmakers by streaming movies!


With the great support of PANTAFLIX Technologies, we - Filmmakers for Ukraine - provide here the opportunity to help people in Ukraine by watching films from and about Ukraine. The revenue generated by the film rental will be donated to the NGO Filmmakers for Refugees and then forwarded directly to people in need in the Ukraine. If you have no time to watch or you want to donate more please paypal us here!

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Liza and her Anthill

The young couple, along with their blogger daughter are going on holiday. Due to the couple’s conflict, the daughter gets stuck in the elevator. Will the couple manage to save their daughter without destroying their marriage?

Fantastic Ukrainians – Music

Director: Maksym Deliyergiyev. Subtitles: English.

Film 1. Music Alyona alyona, The HARDKISS, ONUKA, DakhaBrakha, Alina Pash, YUKO and others. How the Ukrainian music industry has changed over the last 30 years, where TNMK and Alyona Alyona listened to and found hip-hop, how to become a star in Ukraine today. Details on how the Ukrainian sectors of the popular, rock, hip-hop, electronic and folklore scene are organized

Documentary, Online

Ukraine

Feature-length documentary

Portrait

Train Kyiv-War

Original Title: Поїзд "Київ-Війна" Director: Korney Gritsyuk. Producer: Sergiy Pudich. Cinematographer: Kyrylo Lazarevych. Genre: Feature length Documentary. Country: Ukraine. Language: Ukrainian, English, Ukrainian, Russian Subtitles. Length: 72 min

The Train: Kyiv – War” is a full-length documentaryfilm directed by Korniy Gricyuk. The dramaticstory of the Kyiv-Kostyantynivka train, with its passengers` unique fates, pain, mem- ories,secrets, hopes, is a history of today Ukraine.Only 12 hours away from peaceful Kyiv is Kostyantynivka, a small industrial city in the east- ernpart of the country, immediately after which the front begins. This entire timepeople with different characters, social status, political views and beliefs are traveling on the trainside by side. They talk, debate, even quarrel, but speak to each other and go in commondirection. And what`s important, they all want to get

Documentary, Online

Ukraine

Feature-length documentary

War

A special message from Agnieszka Holland

A special message from Agnieszka Holland about the Online Charity Screenings on FILMMAKERS-FOR-UKRAINE

The world-renowned Polish filmmaker introduces the Charity Screenings in a brief video statement where she talks about the power of Ukrainian cinema and why it is timely to help Ukrainian filmmakers right now

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MAM (2021)

Director: Ganna Gnatenko-Shabaldina. Writer: Ganna Gnatenko-Shabaldina. Starring: Alina Kostyukova, Andriy Isaenko. Producer: Igor Savychenko. Genre: Short, Drama. Country: Ukraine. Language: Ukrainian, English Subtitles. Length: 16 min

Vira, the mother of two children, is about to have an emotional breakdown. The so-called careless life with constant bustling around kindergarten and supermarkets is absolutely exhausting. The difficult psychological condition is exacerbated by the chronic absence of a man at home. The daily routine and lack of support become so unbearable that Vira is ready to strangle her own child. Strained to the limit of her resources, Vira stops and tries to find a way out of a difficult life situation.

Fiction, Online

Ukraine

Short

Drama

Q&A with director Simon Lereng Wilmont

The powerful multi-award winning documentary THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS set in Ukraine opened the Online Charity Screenings on July 14. In an exclusive Q&A, filmmaker Simon Lereng Wilmont talks about the normalization of fear seen through the eyes of a young boy, and the importance to help Ukrainian filmmakers right now

“There are so many amazing film professionals from Ukraine still living and working in their country. Some of them are fighting for Ukraine” says Simon Lereng Wilmont interviewed by Pierpaolo Festa for CREW UNITED “Whatever support there might be – work, moral support or financial support, they need it. Because, in the coming years they will have stories to tell us about what is happening right now. I think this is hugely important. I would strongly urge people to help them in any possible way“.

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No Obvious Signs (2018)

Original Titel: Явних проявів немає. Director: Alina Gorlova. Writer: Alina Gorlova. Producer: Maksym Nakonechnyi. Genre: Feature-length documentary. Country: Ukraine. Language: Ukrainian / Russian, English subtitles. Length: 90 min

What is left backstage from the heroic videos of our warriors in Ukraine? What do they have to face, one on one, in peacetime, and where does the war stop? This is the story of a woman who returns from war. Talking to psychologists, battling her PTSD and panic attacks, she tries hard to get back to normal life. The documentary shows her path from the beginning of her rehabilitation until she goes back to work.

Documentary, Online

Ukraine

Feature-length documentary

Psychological, Society, War

The Nails (2018)

Original Title: Mıqlar. Director: Ernes Sarykhalil. Writer: Ernes Sarykhalil. Producer: Tamila Tasheva. Starring: Dzhemil Emirsaliiev, Serhii Lihtey, Rustem Emirsaliiev. Genre: Short, Drama. Country: Ukraine. Language: Without. Length: 16 min

On a native home ashes a small boy collects old nails. Having gathered the nails, he goes to his father. On his way, he meets an unfriendly local man. Now the boy has to overcome the hate of the adult to bring nails for the work started by his father.

Fiction, Online

Ukraine

Short

Drama

Mr Pilipenko And His Submarine (2006)

Original title: Herr Pilipenko und sein U-Boot. Director: Jan Hinrik Drevs, René Harder. Writer: Jan Hinrik Drevs, René Harder. Producer: Jens Fintelmann, Thomas Seekamp. Starring: Vladimir PIlipenko. Genre: Feature-length documentary, Portrait. Country: Germany. Language: Ukrainian, English and German subtitles. Length: 90 min

What would you do with a pile of scrap metal, some old spare parts and 30 years to kill in the Ukrainian steppe? Vladimir Pilipenko built a submersible. Life-size. And in the village lake, his submersible worked! But Vladimir has set his sights on something bigger than the local pond. So off he goes. But not before the submersible has undergone rigorous trials, under the fevered gaze of a fascinated village. With trials complete and preparations made, a rickety old grain transporter drags the sub and its creator over steppe and mountains to the Crimean coast. Back in real life

Documentary, Online

Germany

Feature-length documentary

Portrait

Falling (2017)

Original title: Strimholov. Director: Marina Stepanska. Writer: Marina Stepanska. Producer: Olena Yershova, Volodymyr Filippov, Alla Ovsiannikova. Starring: Andriy Seletsky, Dasha Plahtiy, Oleg Mosiychuk. Genre: Feature, Drama. Country: Ukraine. Language: Russian and Ukrainian, English, French, Bulgarian, Italian, and Romanian subtitles. Length: 96 min

Anton, a former enfant prodige composer who couldn’t handle his obsession with music, returns to Ukraine after a long period in rehab for drugs and alcohol. Katia, an ordinary girl living on the outskirts of Kyiv, is planning to move to Berlin with her boyfriend, a German photographer. Two bewildered lost young people who meet at a crucial point in their lives for a few days of happiness together in a shattered society in search of a new national identity.

Fiction, Online

Ukraine

Feature Film

Drama

The Rain Project (2016)

Original title: Proekt doschu. Director: Oleg Chorny. Writer: Oleg Chorny. Producer: Svitlana Zinovyeva. Starring: Gamlet Zinkivsky. Genre: Short documentary. Country: Ukraine. Language: Russian and Ukrainian, English subtitles. Length: 24 min

2016. Mariupol, Donetsk region. Ukraine. 20 km from the engagement line between government troops and combined Russian-separatist forces. Gamlet Zinkivsky, a painter, comes to the city to make a series of street artworks in the urban space.

Documentary, Online

Ukraine

Short

Art, War

The Forgotten (2019)

Original Title: Zabuti. Director: Daria Onyshchenko Gold. Writer: Claudia Lehmann, Daria Onyshchenko. Producer: Igor Savychenko, Claudia Lehmann, Dmytro Kozhema. Starring: Maryna Koshkina, Danylo Kamenskyi, Vasiliy Kukharskiy. Genre: Feature, Drama. Country: Ukraine. Language: Ukrainian, English subtitles. Length: 90 min

Nina, 30, a Ukrainian language teacher who can’t leave the city of Luhansk, occupied by separatists in Eastern Ukraine, is forced to undergo retraining courses for teaching Russian. Andrii, 17, is a student who was orphaned in the aftermath of the war. They cross paths when Nina witnesses Andrii being arrested by the police after hanging the Ukrainian flag from the roof of his school. Nina knows that because they live in a world of injustice and lies Andrii can stay in jail for a long time, and she risks her life to free him. As they gravitate toward each

Available for a short time, Fiction, Online

Ukraine

Romance, War

Not Now (2020)

Original Titel: Не Зараз. Director: Andrew Liulko. Writer: Andrew Liulko. Genre: Drama, Short Film. Country: Ukraine. Language: Ukrainian, English subtitles. Length: 15 min

A young man is refusing to believe that he has cancer and is procrastinating till the very last moment to tell his girlfriend about the scary but obvious symptoms. Once he realizes that he has very little time left, he turns his hesitation into his strength – proposes to marry his girlfriend, spends more time with dad dying of cancer and agrees to get the surgery! Now it’s up to doctors’ whether the love or cancer wins.

Fiction, Online

Ukraine

Short

Drama

The War of Chimeras (2017)

Original Title: Війна химер. Director: Mariia Starozhytska, Anastasiia Starozhytska. Writer: Mariia Starozhytska, Anastasiia Starozhytska. Producer: Mariia Starozhytska, Anastasiia Starozhytska. Starring: Anastasiia Starozhytska, Valery Lavrenov. Genre: Feature-length documentary, War, Drama. Country: Denmark. Language: Ukrainian/Russian, English, French, Spanish subtitles. Length: 93 min

This strikingly graphic and honest documentary is about the human toll of the ongoing Russian aggression against Ukraine that started in 2014 with the annexation of Crimea and was immediately followed by the Russian occupation of parts of southeastern Ukraine. Director Anastasiia Starozhitska and her boyfriend, Ukrainian soldier Valery Lavrenov, are filming what’s happening to them and sharing their feelings with each other. They are together out of the frame and then in the frame. He volunteered for the front; she went to the place just after the battle. He got into the Ilovaysk cauldron, and lost his closest brother-soldiers.

Coming soon, Documentary

Ukraine

Feature-length documentary

Drama, Relationship, War

The Night Express (2019)

Original Title: Nichnyi Svydkyi. Director: Maryna Artemenko, Oksana Artemenko. Writer: Maryna Artemenko, Oksana Artemenko, Producer: Svitlana Solovyova, Mykola Korotkiy, Maryna Artemenko, Oksana Artemenko. Starring: Darya Petrozhitska, Andriy Isaenko, Bogdan Buyluk. Genre: Short, Black Comedy. Country: Ukraine. Language: Ukrainian, English Subtitles. Lenght: 27 min

On New Year’s Eve journalist Tanya is sitting on a train with her friend, for this removing another passenger. Friend says that Tanya is a surgeon and she’s having an important surgery tomorrow. Drunk lawyer Tolya sits down in the same compartment. Train brakes, suitcase puts down and cuts off Tolya’sfinger. Now Tanya as a surgeon must save Tolya’s life.

Coming soon, Fiction

Ukraine

Short

Black Comedy

The Distant Barking of Dogs (2017)

Original title: Olegs krig. Director: Simon Lereng Wilmont. Writer: Simon Lereng Wilmont. Producer: Monica Hellström. Starring: Oleg Afanasyev. Genre: Feature-length documentary. Country: Denmark. Language: Ukrainian/Russian, English subtitles. Length: 90 min

Ten-year-old Oleg lives in the eastern part of Ukraine — a war zone that often echoes with anti-aircraft fire and missile strikes. Sometimes these sounds are in the distance, while other times they’re frighteningly close. While many have already left this dangerous area, Oleg remains with his grandmother, who has taken care of him since the death of his mother. They have nowhere else to go. While waiting for the war to end, Oleg enjoys hanging out with his younger cousin Yarikand the older boy Kostia. Together they go on adventures, talk about what makes a real man, and test

Available for a short time, Documentary

Denmark

Feature-length documentary

Coming-of-Age, War