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Children have been displaced.

According to UNICEF, more than 1.8 million children have crossed into neighboring countries as refugees, and 2.5 million are internally displaced inside Ukraine. At least 186 children have been confirmed killed and 344 insured, according to Ukraine's prosecutor's office.

Children across Ukraine are experiencing devastating consequences of being caught up in the war zone and are in desperate need of safety, stability, protection and care.

Artists for Ukraine is a unified front of individuals from across the world devoted to providing humanitarian aid to Ukraine's children displaced by war, while preserving the culture and sovereignty of Ukraine.

Join us for a fundraiser event on April 29, 30th & May 1
in collaboration with the Ukrainian State Film Agency, showcasing Ukrainian films, Q&As with Producers, Directors, and Actors, exhibitions of Ukrainian photo art, paintings, NFTs, meetings with Ukrainian artists and live performances.

The three-day event will take place at the Palm Springs Cultural Center – Formerly known as the Camelot Theaters.

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Artists For Ukraine VIP Closing Night Benefit
Appetizers, beer, winem and specialty cocktails. Live entertaimnent (“How Sweer It Is” - The music of THE GAND BAND) and a surprise Celebrity
VALIK EAST COAST DJ

Location: PS Underground, 1700 South Camino Real Suite #2, Palm Springs, CA 92264 https://www.psunderground.com/

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All proceeds from our partnerships and auctions will all go to providing aid to Ukrainian children displaced by war. 10% of all proceeds will be allocated to animal charities and animal shelters in Ukraine in dire need of aid.

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To LEARN MORE about the situation in Ukraine, click the BELOW VIDEOS directed by talented Ukrainian Director, Stanislav Kapralov, who is currently shooting a documentary in Ukraine. Also, see the US premiere of his latest feature film, "Egregor," on Sunday, May 1st, 7 pm, with producers and cast.

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Events schedule

04.29.2022, Friday
10.30 am
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

Genre
Classic Feature

Running time
1h 50min

Directed by
Sergei Parajanov

Release date
1965

Synopsis:
A timeless Carpathian story - the young Ivan falls in love with the daughter of his father's killer among the Hutsul people of Ukraine.

The film is considered the most internationally acclaimed Ukrainian film in history and a classic of Ukrainian cinema.

Directed by One of the 20th century's greatest masters of cinema Sergei Parajanov.

1.15 pm
Breaking Point: The War for Democracy in Ukraine

Breaking Point: The War for Democracy in Ukraine

Genre
Documentary

Running time
1h 38min

Directed by
Mark Jonathan Harris, Oles Sanin

Release date
2022

Synopsis:
The War for Democracy in Ukraine looks at people transformed by a democratic revolution, who give up their normal lives to fight a Russian invasion, in a war which has killed 10,000 and displaced 1.9 million Ukrainians.

Directed by Two Times Academy Award Winner Mark Jonathan Harris and Oles Sanin.

4.00 pm
I Work at the Cemetery

I Work at the Cemetery

Genre
Dark Comedy

Running time
1h 40min

Directed by
Alexey Taranenko

Release date
2020

Synopsis:
Sasha manages a firm that installs tombstones at the local cemetery. His many customers have all experienced personal tragedies, but he is full of cynicism. One day, Sasha's 14-year-old daughter appears to bring him back into her life.

6.30 pm
Tevye's Daughters

Tevye's Daughters

Genre
Drama, Comedy

Running time
2h 00min

Directed by
Vova Lert

Release date
2017

Synopsis:
At the beginning of the 20th century, in the Jewish shtetl of Anatovka, Jews and Christians are trying to live in peace and in accordance with their religious beliefs. Tevye, the milkman, struggles to support his wife and five daughters. He knows that their only way out of poverty is to make successful marital matches.

Inspired by Sholem Aleichem Work
Nominated for Ukrainian Academy Award, Audience Choice

Awards:
Rhode island film festival - winner- best feature film - first prize 2019
Treasure coast film festival
Winner - best cinematography

8.30 pm
Svetlana-Portnyansky

Live Concert of Svetlana Portnyansky

A solo Jewish and international singer, Svetlana's youthful style, sensational voice and personal charm has endeared her to audiences around the world. Svetlana is one of the few singers that brings Jewish music, culture, and tradition to the whole international Jewish community. Svetlana's songs reawaken the best of the Jewish spirit while creating a new bond between the Jewish communities of the world.

Svetlana will be performing songs in Ukranian, English, Hebrew, Yiddish and more.

Short films will be shown before selected features.

04.30.2022, Saturday
10.30 am
Boney Piles (Terykony)

Boney Piles (Terykony)

Genre
Documentary

Running time
1h 20min

Directed by
Taras Tomenko

Release date
2022

Synopsis:
A film about the children who suffered from Russian shelling, and lost their parents and loved ones, but continue to live, love, and find hope... The story of 6 year old Nastya, who's house was hit by Russian shelling on New Year's Eve. To return to a normal life, Nastya needs help from psychologists to deal with her PTSD. But Nastya has never stopped dreaming.

Nominated for Berlin Film Festival Berlinale Documentary Award
Nominated for Berlin Film Festival Crystal Bear

2.00 pm
Foxter & Max

Foxter & Max

Genre
Adventure, Family Fantasy

Running time
1h 20min

Directed by
Anatoliy Mateshko

Release date
2019

Synopsis:
When creative but lonely schoolboy, Max, runs away from home and draws a graffiti dog under a bridge, it unexpectedly comes to life as a nano-robot with superpowers, Max and his nano-robot soon becoming hunted by a dangerous criminal who'll stop at nothing to take possession of the powerful technology.

4.00 pm
Stop Earth

Stop-Zemlia (Stop-Earth)

Genre
Drama

Running time
2h 02min

Directed by
Kateryna Gornostai

Release date
2021

Synopsis:
An introverted high-school girl Masha sees herself as an outsider unless she hangs around with Yana and Senia who share her non-conformist status. While she is trying to navigate through an intense time of the pre-graduation year, Masha falls in love that forces her to leave her comfort zone. A deeply personal story about self-discovery and the patience it requires.

Won Crystal Bear, Berlin Film Festival

7.00 pm
Bad Roads

Bad Roads

Genre
Drama

Running time
2h 04min

Directed by
Natalya Vorozhbit

Release date
2020

Synopsis:
Five real stories of the residents of Donbass and the Ukrainian soldiers whose lives blurr across both sides of the dividing line.

Awards:
Nominated for Grand Prize at the Venice Film Festival International Critics' Week.
Won Verona Film Club Award at Venice Film Festival.
Won 5 Ukrainian Film Academy Awards.
Won 3 Ukrainian Film Critics’ Awards.

Short films will be shown before selected features.

05.01.2022, Sunday
10.30 am
Atlantis

Atlantis

Genre
Drama

Running time
1h 48min

Directed by
Valentyn Vasyanovych

Release date
2021

Synopsis:
A soldier suffering from PTSD befriends a young volunteer hoping to restore peaceful energy to a war-torn society.

Awards:
Venice Film Festival Winner, Best Film Horizons Award
Won 6 Ukrainian Film Academy Awards

1.00 pm
The Inglorious Serfs

The Inglorious Serfs

Genre
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Running time
1h 30min

Directed by
Roman Perfilyev

Release date
2020

Synopsis:
What if Taras Shevchenko, foremost Ukrainian poet, prose writer, painter and playwright of the 19th century put down his pen and took a samurai sword into his hands?

Awards:
Won Ukranian Academy Award for Best Make-Up
Nominated for Three Ukranian Academy Award
Nominated for Best Actor at the Ukrainian Film Critics Awards

Q&A with the Producers.

3.45 pm
DZIDZIO Contrabass

DZIDZIO Contrabass

Genre
Comedy

Running time
1h 25min

Directed by
Oleh Borshchevskyi

Release date
2017

Synopsis:
Three men living along the border risk everything to make their dreams a reality, but all their plans are ruined when a pretty woman shows up.

Q&A with the Producers and the Cast.

7.00 pm
Egregor

Egregor

Genre
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Running time
1h 35min

Directed by
Stanislav Kapralov

Release date
2021

Synopsis:
An American detective travels to Ukraine to investigate the disappearance of his former mentor, and with the help of his mentor's daughter, the pair uncover a sinister plot involving an ancient cult.

US Premiere

Q&A with the Producers and the Cast.

Short films will be shown before selected features.

Shorts

Apple Garden

Apple Garden

Genre
Short, Drama

Running time
11min

Directed by
Irina Asonova

Release date
2017

Synopsis:
The story of two childhood friends. When they were the children, they played the "war". Child's play turned into a harsh reality, and now our heroes are inside the true horrors of the war. But this "game" is not so easy to stop.

Optics

Optics

Genre
Short

Directed by
Oleksii Novikov

Release date
2022

Synopsis:
"Optics" is a story about the inevitability of transitional states: married - divorced, cursed - forgiven, military - civilian. The hero of A. Rymaruk on the way to a new life has to break through the thickets of intermediate stages, so he is constantly stepping from episode to episode, to new curiosities and trials.

Cage for a Talking Parrot

Cage for a Talking Parrot

Genre
Short, Drama

Running time
15min

Directed by
Irina Asonova

Release date
2018

Synopsis:
A young man comes back from the war, but post-traumatic stress does not allow him to return to normal life.

Little Dictator

Little Dictator

Genre
Short

Directed by
Oleksandra Brovchenko

Release date
2020

Synopsis:
An ordinary dictator comes to an ordinary family living a normal life. And - stays.

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