NYWIFT Statement in Support of Ukraine

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) stands with the Ukrainian Film Academy, European Film Academy, European Producers Club, Cannes Film Festival, and British Academy of Film and Television Arts in condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Ukraine’s sovereignty and freedom should be respected.

NYWIFT expresses our solidarity with the people of Ukraine, as well as those across the globe who demand peace – including those in Russia who do not support the brutal actions of their leadership. As we acknowledge the pain and fear being felt around the world, we as always look to the journalists and content creators sharing the stories of those in desperate need. Please stay tuned in the coming weeks for a NYWIFT Talks program about filmmakers on the front lines.

If you’re looking to help, here are some organizations seeking donations:

World Central Kitchen (led Chef Jose Andres) is feeding Ukrainian refugees in Poland

Committee to Protect Journalists stands up for press freedom and the rights of journalists everywhere

Save the Children is providing physical and psychosocial aid to children and families in Ukraine

The International Rescue Committee is on the ground in Poland preparing to support displaced Ukrainians

The UN Refugee Agency is raising funding for what it anticipates may be Europe’s largest refugee crisis of this century

ScreenDaily is collecting a list of other initiatives providing support to Ukraine