Events, Initiatives and Links Regarding the War in Ukraine

"Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg condemns the massive breach of international law by the ongoing attack of Russian troops commanded by president Putin on the sovereign and democratic state of Ukraine. Members of Filmakademie perceive the events with bewilderment. In these times, FABW, together with its students, lecturers and staff, is committed to the path of cultural and intellectual exchange, mutual listening and mediation." – Management Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg


On this page, you will find information about events of Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg concerning the war in Ukraine. You will also find various link collections to help offers, initiatives and networks.


This page will be regularly updated.


Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg organizes the online event series WITNESSES.UKRAINE, an open space on the war in Ukraine, every Monday from 17:00 CET to 19:00 CET. In addition to the exchange between students, colleagues and alumni of Filmakademie, film students and young filmmakers from Ukraine are joining live. They report on their current situations, how they process them cinematically and what they think about the future. The aim is to enable direct intercultural exchange and to build bridges.


The event series will be moderated by our colleague and alumnus Igor Dovgal and will take place in English. Zoom access to the event will be sent out in advance via the according mailing lists. Generally, however, all interested parties who are not (anymore) working or studying at FABW are welcome. In this case, please send an e-mail to the following address: Juliane.Voigtlä  

Initiatives and Networks from the Fields of Culture and Film

Here you can find associations, petitions and other actions from the cultural sector.

Link collection of initiatives and networks from the fields of culture and film


Here you can find different offers and platforms to search for or provide accommodation for refugees.

Link collection accommodations for refugees

Financial Support and Fundraising

A list of different organizations you can donate to.

Link collection financial support and fundraisers

Fundraiser Events of Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

Under the auspices of the Förderverein der Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg e.V., FABW, KinoKult e.V. Programmkinos, Haus des Dokumentarfilms e.V. and the Kunstzentrum Karlskaserne have jointly organized two fundraiser events for the victims of the war.


Evening Event Kunstzentrum Karlskaserne Ludwigsburg

Under the motto "NO MORE WAR!!!", an evening event took place on Thursday, March 31 at 19:00 CET at Kunstzentrum Karlskaserne Ludwigsburg. The writer Lena Gorelik first spoke about the causes and effects of the war against Ukraine. Afterwards, FABW students Yelyzaveta Davydenko and Alina Yklymova, with Russian and Ukrainian roots respectively, described their views on the war and its effects on their daily lives. The event concluded with a concert by pianist Katherine Zyabluk from Kyiv.


You find further information here.

Screening Kino Caligari in Ludwigsburg

The second fundraiser took place on Wednesday, April 6 at 19:30 CET at Caligari Cinema in Ludwigsburg. The documentary film CHODORKOWSKIS NEUE FREIHEIT by director and FABW alumnus Cyril Tuschi was screened. Afterwards, Cyril Tuschi talked with Dr. Kay Hoffmann (Haus des Dokumentarfilms e.V.) about the "System of Putin" and the role of oligarchs in Russia.


You find further information here.

Campus International: Screening of Ukrainian Short Films

As part of "Campus International", a joint initiative of Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and Akademie für Darstellende Kunst (ADK) in cooperation with the International Student Council (ICS) of Filmakademie, we screened three Ukrainian short films on Monday, April 4 at 17:30 CEST in Filmgalerie on the campus of Filmakademie. The program was curated by the ISC.

The screening included the short films FUNERAL (Director: Iryna Tsilyk), BULLMASTIFF (Director: Anastasiya Bukovska) and 5 minutes (Director: Yana Antonets). In addition, Ukrainian pianist and refugee Antuanetta Mishchenko accompanied the evening with classical Ukrainian music. The subsequent get-together was sponsored by #WulleBier.