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The Coalition responds to cases of persecution or threats to the personal safety or liberty of filmmakers at risk as a result of their work and will defend their right to continue their work, by mobilizing the international film community.


Thursday, 26 January 2023

Emergency Fund for Filmmakers

ICFR Emergency Fund

The International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk has set up a special "Emergency Fund for Filmmakers" for film practitioners directly in danger due to the ongoing war in Ukraine. The Coalition and the Fund have been canvassing for funding and donations as soon as war broke out.

Release Taraneh Alidoosti! / Photo: Tasnim News Agency
Photo: Tasnim News Agency
Wednesday, 21 December 2022

Release Taraneh Alidoosti!

Having repeatedly shown her solidarity with the protests in Iran, the famous actress was arrested for "failing to provide proof for some of her statements".

Wednesday, 9 November 2022

Release Erhan Örs

Call for the Release of Turkish Film Editor

ICFR* stands side by side with Turkey’s film community, Editors Association, and Cinema & Television Union in demanding the release of the Turkish film editor Erhan Örs who has been held in Silivri Prison since his detention on 3 June 2022.

Student protests in Iran / Photo: Darafsh
Student protests in Iran Photo: Darafsh
Tuesday, 11 October 2022

Solidarity with the People of Iran

We, the International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk, hereby declare our full and heartfelt solidarity with all those in Iran who stand up for their basic human rights and the freedom of expression.

Filmmakers Under Attack: Taking Stock, Taking Action
Thursday, 25 August 2022

Filmmakers Under Attack: Taking Stock, Taking Action

The International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk, in co-operation with La Biennale di Venezia, announces two initiatives at the 79th Venice International Film Festival to demonstrate solidarity with the directors, filmmakers and artists who have been arrested or imprisoned around the world over the past year, with the purpose of raising awareness of their situation in the media, with governments and international humanitarian organisations.

Friday, 15 July 2022

Open Letter

 The last weeks have seen a wave of arrests amongst the filmmaking and artistic communities in Tehran, with the iron grip of repression tightening itself around a courageous and growing number of individuals who have chosen to protest against a wide range of issues. This has been crystallised in recent days around the protesting against the disproportionate violence towards civilian protestors.

Saturday, 9 July 2022

Release Panahi,Rasoulof and Al-Ahmad!

Call for the Release of Iranian Filmmakers

The Iranian authorities have arrested Mohamad Rasoulof and Mostafa Al-Ahmad over an appeal they posted on social media speaking out against the unproportionate repression of civil protestors. Jafar Panahi has then been arrested as he was protesting the detention of his colleagues at Tehran’s Evin prison.

Release Ma Aeint!
Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Release Ma Aeint!

Urgent Call for the Release of Myanmar filmmaker Ma Aeint

The International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk calls for the Myanmar authorities to immediately and unconditionally release filmmaker Ma Aeint.


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