NGO “Freefilmers” is a collective of artists and filmmakers from Mariupol.
Focusing on promotion of independent filmmaking in Eastern Ukraine, they are raising the issues of struggle for equality and freedom and providing the platform for experiments beyond the system.
Currently „Freefilmers” Focus on helping other underground artists, queer activists and neurodiverse people threatened by the aggression of Putin’s Russia. They raising funds for shelter, basic needs, medical help and relocation to safer places.
We encourage you to donate directly to the initiative’s account:
Account holder: Oksana Kazmina
IBAN: BE24 9672 6884 2738
1. Vasyl Lyah, „Metawork”, 25 min
2. Sashko Protyah i Oksana Kazmina, “Eastern Ukrainian Dialogue”, 25 min
3. Oleksandr Surovtsov, “Totally stranger”, 13 min
4. Oksana Kazmina, “Sex Encounters”, 4”
5. Natasha Tzeliuba, “My cosmos”, 10 min
Films will be screened in Ukrainian with English sbutitles.
The “Sunflower” Solidary Community Center was set up as an emergency support initiative during the first days of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Currently it functions as an open, supportive, multilingual and multicultural space. Together, we learn Ukrainian and Polish languages. We prepare meals and collect medicines and humanitarian aid. We organize workshops for children, educational activities, meetings with artists and activists. We explore Ukrainian culture and art. We share stories, experiences and skills. Sunflower is home to an international think tank that researches current infowar and contemporary geopolitics from the perspective of Eastern Europe. Together, we wait for better times and support each other, seeking for the answer to the questions of the role of art institutions in the time of war.