FILMMAKERS FOR UKRAINE FUNDRAISER
Thank you to all who joined us for this emotionally engaging and informative screening on Sunday, February 19.
Special thank you to our guests:
Natalyia Edelman, President of Ukrainian Americans for New Mexico
Krzysztof Szezeny, Modlinksa Humanitarian Center
Emily Schroen, Modlinksa Humanitarian Center
Derek Johnson, Director, SIBS
Jeffrey Lee Robinson, Director, To Russia with Love. Winner for Best Animation Short, AFMX 2022
Special Thanks to the following for their continued passion and energy to bring these organizations together
Irena Gruca-Rozbicka, Crew United Polska, Filmmakers for Ukraine - Coordinator
Pierpaolo Festa, Crew United Italia, Project Manager Filmmakers for Ukraine - Film Programmer
Share your support with filmmakers and organizations around the world by donating:
Proceeds from event ticket will be donated to Filmmakers for Ukraine. If you wish to donate additional financial support or donate directly to Filmmakers for Ukraine, please visit: Filmmakers for Ukraine (filmmakers-for-ukraine.com)
If you wish to donate to the Voices of Children, a charity established for children depicted in A House Made of Splinters, please visit https://www.share-doc.org/d/2001/a-house-made-of-splinters
Ukrainian Americans of New Mexico
Establish and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with charitable, historical, artistic, literary, performing arts, religious, scientific, medical, educational and government institutions in Ukraine, facilitate information exchanges and programs between such New Mexican and Ukrainian institutions.
If you enjoyed today’s presentation or any of our live AFMX events and would like to support film education, community, and collaboration in New Mexico, please consider donating to the AFME Foundation at https://www.afmxnm.com/donate.
Be an everyday hero through Americans for Ukraine
A collaboration between Albuquerque Film & Music Experience (AFMX) and Filmmakers for Ukraine in this first-ever event brings the Ukrainian and New Mexican film communities together to raise awareness and funds for Ukrainian filmmakers and others in Ukraine facing dire situations.
Filmmakers for Ukraine, a global group of filmmakers volunteering their time, prioritize helping filmmakers, their families, and disadvantaged groups in Ukraine who otherwise may not receive the urgent help they need.
Proceeds from ticket purchases will provide critical aid to get them through the cold winter months and beyond.
About Albuquerque Film and Music Experience
AFMX brings together award-winning and up-and-coming filmmakers and musicians from around the world to showcase and celebrate film + music, and provide a platform for education, collaboration, discovery, and the sharing of impactful stories.
Our vision is to enhance cultural richness by integrating film + music programs that provide entertainment and education for the community, contribute to the creative economy, and support Albuquerque as an epicenter for film, music, and the arts.
Owner and Operator of Filmmakers for Ukraine are the NGO Filmmakers for Refugees. It is an independent European group of filmmakers that gathered after the start of the war in Ukraine. It created an online platform – an information hub with different kinds of support (accommodation, legal assistance, work, education, financial) – for all affected by the war, paying particular attention to the country’s film community alongside people from socially marginalized groups – together with the staff of Crew United Europe – In these troubled times we want to use our experience and extensive network to connect people from and within Ukraine. We invite all institutions, associations, and unions of the film industry to help and support us.
For the past 26 years, Crew United Europe has been connecting film professionals to make great films under fair conditions.
Film Block #1 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Liza and her Anthill by Anastasia Ivaniuk
Holiday by Zhanna Maksymenko-Dovhych
The Night Express by Maryna Artemenko & Oksana Artemenko
To Russia with Love by Jeffrey Lee Robinson
SIBS film by Derek Johnson
Filmmaker Q&A Session
Film Block #2 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
A House Made of Splinters by Simon Lereng Wilmont
World Cinema Documentary: Best Directing at Sundance Film Festival 2022
Best Nordic Documentary at Götenborg Film Festival 2022
The Golden Alexander and The FIPRESCI Award at Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2022
Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 2023 Academy Awards.