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Samizdat Eastern European Film Festival

Showcase of Film Art by Ukrainian Cinemovement Freefilmers + Q&A

Wed 28 September 2022

Tickets no longer available

English subtitling

Wheelchair accessible

Wheelchair accessible

A colourful drawing of 2 hands reaching towards each other. In the middle, a peace symbol forms from colourful mushrooms

Image courtesy of the artist.

Samizdat Eastern European Film Festival presents a showcase of documentary/experimental film art by the Ukrainian NGO cinemovement Freefilmers. All proceeds from this event will be transferred to the artists, who will use it for charitable causes in Ukraine.

Freefilmers is a collective of filmmakers and artists, originally from Mariupol, Ukraine. For the past five years, they have been exploring urban transformations in East Ukraine, researching working-class creativity and the industrial past and present of post-socialist cities, and exploring memories and archives extending beyond official historical narratives. Since the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Freefilmers have been actively involved in all kinds of essential work, transporting humanitarian aid such as medical supplies and equipment to regions most affected by the war, helping refugees reach safer places, and keeping visual war diaries. This event will include a screening of several of short films produced by the collective and an online conversation with its members.

Please bear in mind that, because of Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine, the Q&A element of the event may be rescheduled or cancelled at any moment prior to the event.

Samizdat is supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and National Lottery funding from the BFI. It is jointly funded by the European Cultural Foundation (Culture of Solidarity Fund — Ukraine Special Edition).


Financial support to attend the festival is available to eligible applicants via Samizdat's Access Fund.

Content Notes: Depictions, discussions of or references to war.

Access Notes: Bright images, quick editing.




Event Type



Talks & Events




8:00pm — 9:30pm

Doors open: 7:45pm




Tickets: £0/£2/£4/£6/£8

Booking fee: 10 percent booking fee


English subtitling

Wheelchair accessible

Tickets no longer available

Additional info:

Ukrainian audio with English subtitles