The ICDN stands firmly with the citizens of Ukraine in their plight to defend their rights and their country against war, terror and aggression. Every human being should have the right to live and work freely, respectfully and in peace. And we will do everything in our power to provide as much support as possible.
We are also sending our love to Ukrainian casting director and ICDN member, Alla Samoylenko, who remains in Kyiv with her family. Alla recently gave a first-hand account of her situation on Swedish television:
We are closely monitoring the situation in Ukraine, and are establishing ways to help the country in general, and particularly the acting, casting and filmmaking community.
If you would like to make a donation, these initiatives have been directly vetted and recommended by our members on the ground:
Ernst-Prost-Stiftung (an organisation transporting humanitarian and medical aid to Ukraine)
Save the Children (NGO with a focus on the safety of children worldwide, including Ukraine)
Asociația Anaid (an organisation assisting refugees arriving in bus and train stations in Romania)
Associatia Magic (an organisation helping refugees at the border to Romania, and in particular sick children and their families)
Fundacja Ocalenie (a Polish organisation providing assistance and support to foreigners and refugees, including legal aid and psychological support)
Polska Akcja Humanitarna (an organisation providing humanitarian aid, including food and other forms of support to refugees in Poland)
Ukrainian Film Academy (links to a PDF of the academy’s bank details, where you can donate to support Ukrainian filmmakers)
We will continue to update this post with information and member-verified initiatives as they come in.