YVR Screen Scene For Ukraine

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YVR Screen Scene For Ukraine

A gala evening in support of humanitarian efforts in Ukraine featuring a special screening of Viddana

By YVR Screen Scene

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Starts on Wed, Mar 29, 2023 6:00 PM PDT


VIFF Centre 1181 Seymour Street Vancouver, BC V6B 3N3 Canada

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About this event

On March 29, the creativity and resilience of the Ukrainian people will be showcased in YVR Screen Scene For Ukraine, an evening in support of humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine.

The centrepiece of the evening is a special screening of Viddana, Ukrainian filmmaker Khrystyna Syvolap’s sweeping historical drama based on the novel Felix Austria by Sofia Andrukhovych. Syvolap – who directed two dozen episodes of television in Ukraine and was named as one of Forbes Magazine’s 30 Ukrainians Under 30 – fled Ukraine shortly after Russia invaded on February 24, 2022. She has lived in Vancouver since spring 2022, one of the millions of Ukrainians who have been displaced by the war.

This second edition of YVR Screen Scene For Ukraine will also include a musical performance by Ukrainian folk singer Olesia Shewchuk, craft items for sale, and a post-screening reception featuring Ukrainian food. The evening will be hosted by Ukrainian Canadian actor Adrian Petriw (The Dragon Prince) and podcaster Sabrina Rani Furminger (host and executive producer of the YVR Screen Scene Podcast, and herself Ukrainian and South Asian Canadian) and feature a special introduction from the filmmaker.

All money raised from YVR Screen Scene For Ukraine ticket sales will benefit rehabilitation therapy programs for the children of Ukrainian soldiers killed in the war. The therapy programs (which include intensive stabilization, art therapy, and talk therapy) are operated by the Ukrainian Canadian Advocacy Group.

YVR Screen Scene For Ukraine is presented by YVR Screen Scene with generous support from VIFF Vancity Theatre and Pender PR.

Please note: This is a 19+ event.


ARE YOU UNABLE TO ATTEND THE GALA BUT WOULD STILL LIKE TO SUPPORT YVR SCREEN SCENE FOR UKRAINE? Select "Donation ONLY; no gala ticket" when prompted to purchase tickets.

Слава Україні! Героям Слава!

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