YVR Screen Scene Announces Film Screening and Gala Fundraiser in Support of Ukraine

To show support and raise money for the people of Ukraine, local podcast YVR Screen Scene is hosting a gala fundraiser at the VIFF Centre. The evening is focused on a screening of Maidan, a 2014 documentary from Ukrainian filmmaker Sergey Loznitsa (it covers 2013-2014 civil uprising against president Viktor Yanukovych).

A trailer for Sergey Loznitsa’s Maidan.

The fundraiser, which will take place on March 30 at 6:00 p.m., will also spotlight a live performance from bandura musician Ruta Yawney. Hosting the night is Ukrainian Canadian actor Adrian Petriw (The Dragon Prince) and podcaster Sabrina Rani Furminger (host and executive producer of the YVR Screen Scene podcast), who is a Ukrainian and South Asian Canadian herself.

In addition to the film screening and live music, YVR Screen Scene is also putting together an online auction (items auctioned off include memorabilia, autographed collectibles, and filmmaking services donated by folks in the local film and television industry, so you know there’s going to be some cool stuff). The auction is being held virtually from March 21 to April 4.

All of the funds raised from both the gala and the auction will be donated to the Canada-Ukraine Foundation. Here’s the deets:

YVR Screen Scene for Ukraine

When: Wednesday March 30, 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
Where: VIFF Centre
Cost: $25
Tickets: eventbrite.com
More Info: yvrscreenscene.com

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