European filmmakers demand release of Oleg Sentsov

European filmmakers demand release of Oleg Sentsov

October 21, 2014

More than three hundred filmmakers demanded the release of their Ukrainian colleague Oleg Sentsov. In May he was arrested by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) because he spoke out against the annexation of Crimea by Russia. The trial against Sentsov, who is detained in Moscow, has just been postponed for another three months to 11 January, according to the European Film Academy (EFA).

The EFA and the French Film Directors’ Guild (SRF) call everyone in the film industry to speak out against his detention in any interview or public appearance they may have. "So that from now on there will not be a day, not even an hour, without these sentences being repeated and heard above the noise of the world."