The European Solidarity Fund For Ukrainian films (ESFUF) is an initiative proposed by the CNC to the other EFAD members during the Cannes General Assembly in May 2022.

After having supported various actions for Ukraine → at national and European level, EFAD and its members wanted to unite forces to launch a dedicated support for Ukrainian filmmakers, to help them completing their films or developing new projects, while fostering coproductions.

Since its launch, at the 2023 Berlinale, the Fund has supported 29 projects, of which 16 were in development stage and 13 in finalisation stage.

In 2024, the Fund, which welcomed new contributors, has been renewed for an additional year. It now brings together 20 partners from 19 different countries to support Ukrainian filmmakers.

Its budget has been increased to reach 1.5M€, paving the way for a strengthened support to the Ukrainian film industry this year.

How to apply

Supported projects