Jan 23 2019
Anton Viktorovich Yelchin (1989–2016) was a creative spirit who left a beautiful legacy of timeless work in film, television, photography, and music.

When Anton’s life was cut short at age 27, his parents created the Anton Yelchin Foundation to honor his memory.

Anton did not share details about his medical challenges with the public, but he suffered from Cystic Fibrosis from an early age. Despite these significant challenges, Anton went on to excel in the arts. It is this spirit of resilience and strength that embodies the mission of the Foundation.

Their mission is to empower and support young people engaged in creative arts who face career challenges due to debilitating disease or disability. The Foundation’s primary work involves three areas:

  • Awarding financial grants to eligible applicants in need
  • Raising awareness about young artists with debilitating disease or disability
  • Bringing the work of these young artists to a wider audience.

The Foundation gives out annual grants to young artists in addition to other forms of support. By helping young artists shine, Anton’s genius and spirit will continue in those we support. If you would like to honor Anton’s memory by supporting the Anton Yelchin Foundation, please see the website to make a donation.

If you are an artist, we encourage you to apply for the Artist Grant. The Foundation’s grant application period is open year-round and you can find more information on their website on how to apply.

The Anton Yelchin Foundation is a California Non Profit Public Benefit Corporation IRC Section 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Entity
Feb 26 2019

February 26, 2019Author: JasperNo Comments

Anton’s birthday is next month, and the Anton Yelchin Foundation has organized a celebration for it. His birthday is on the 11th, but the celebration will be held on the 10th, Sunday, so it will be easier for people to come. All friends and fans are invited, 12pm at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery; there will be refreshments and music. Hope you guys can come and please help spread the word! If you can’t go (like me, sadly), they will stream on both days, Sunday and Monday, through their social media accounts: @antonfoundation on Twitter and @antonyelchinfoundation on Instagram.

Feb 06 2019

During the Sundance Film Festival premiere of Love, Antosha, filmmakers Drake Doremus and Garrett Price stopped by the Collider Studio to discuss all about the documentary film.

Jan 31 2019

Love, Antosha has premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and Anton’s parents stopped by the Deadline studios to talk about the documentary film, along with director Garrett Price and producer Drake Doremus.

Jan 29 2019

Anton’s parents dropped by the IndieWire Studio last weekend to discuss the documentary, Love, Antosha.

INDIEWIRE – It’s been nearly three years since the tragic passing of Anton Yelchin, but thanks to the actor’s prolific pursuits, a new documentary about his life and career includes more than just footage of his acting.  “All the music in the movie, besides the score is Anton,” “Love, Antosha” director Garret Price told Kate Erbland at the IndieWire Studio presented by Dropbox this past weekend. “He scored his own movie, basically. Which is pretty amazing.”

Yelchin’s parents, Irina and Viktor, also spoke at the studio, explaining that “Love, Antosha” is a movie they think he would have enjoyed. “He would love the way the story’s told, how it goes from one thing to another and it flows,” Irina Yelchin said.

Viktor pointed out that Anton had a sense of humility that probably would have kept him from making a movie like this during his life. “He wouldn’t love that we made this movie,” Viktor said with a slight smile. “But the result, he would be really proud of it.”

Before and after his passing in a vehicle-related accident in June 2016, Yelchin was no stranger to Sundance. “Like Crazy,” which co-starred Yelchin, Felicity Jones, and Jennifer Lawrence, won the Grand Jury Prize in 2011. (The film’s director Drake Doremus is also a producer on “Love, Antosha.”) Cory Finley’s “Thoroughbreds,” which featured one of Yelchin’s final roles, premiered at the festival in 2017.

“Love, Antosha” features interviews not just with Irina and Viktor, but a number of former Yelchin co-stars, sharing their memories and experiences both on and off the set. “Star Trek” franchise co-stars Chris Pine and John Cho join Kristen Stewart and others, who each speak to Yelchin’s personal and professional history.

Jan 25 2019

With Love, Antosha premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, Anton’s parents, Viktor and Irina, spoke with Los Angeles Times about moving forward, making the documentary, and more. Such a heartfelt interview.

Anton Yelchin’s parents live where their son died. After his sudden death nearly three years ago, Viktor and Irina Yelchin couldn’t bear the thought of selling Anton’s home. He’d been obsessed with the place in Studio City, planting himself on his recliner sofa most nights with a bowl of pretzels, his Brussels Griffon, Elvis, and a stack of movies to watch until 3 in the morning.

So even though it was in the driveway that his Jeep malfunctioned in 2016, rolling downhill and pinning him against a gate, this is where his parents felt they had to be.

“It’s difficult, but we feel his presence,” said Viktor, sitting on his son’s favorite leather sofa last week as the rain pattered on the roof. “We’re closer to him, even if it’s very hard.”

“It’s hard to walk there,” Irina said, her voice breaking as she motioned toward the driveway. “It’s hard to live. But we are. So we have to do something while we’re here.”

The couple have already done a number of things in tribute to their son, an actor who amassed close to 70 film and TV credits — ranging from the most recent “Star Trek” reboots to “Hearts in Atlantis” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” — before his death at the age of 27. They erected a statue in his likeness at Hollywood Forever cemetery and donated $1 million to the newly named Anton Yelchin Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at Keck Hospital of USC, where he received treatment for the disease.

But at the Sundance Film Festival this month, they’ll debut their greatest labor of love: “Love, Antosha,” a documentary that celebrates the actor’s legacy.

Read the full interview at Los Angeles Times website.

Jan 23 2019

Besides being an actor, Anton loved photography. Two years ago, the Anton Yelchin: Provocative Beauty exhibit featuring photos from Anton’s six-year photography work was opened in public in two cities, Los Angeles and New York. Now, the Anton Yelchin Foundation is making some of those photos available for print purchasing. All proceeds will go to the foundation, which will further help their cause.

For the list and previews of photos available (including print sizes and prices), you can view/download the catalog either via the foundation’s website or via Dropbox.

If you’re interested in purchasing a print, contact antonyelchinphotographysales@gmail.com, and include your name, contact information, and which print number you would like to purchase.

Jan 23 2019

The documentary film, Love, Antosha, which presents a heartfelt portrait of Anton’s life and career, is set to premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Here are the screening dates and times:

Monday, January 28th
11:30 AM | The MARC Theatre | Park City

Tuesday, January 29th
06:00 PM | Temple Theatre | Park City

Saturday, February 2nd
06:30 PM | Redstone Cinema 1 | Park City

Sunday, February 3rd
3:30 PM | Rose Wagner Center | Salt Lake City

Prolific young actor Anton Yelchin was wise beyond his years and influenced everyone around him to strive for more. Love, Antosha tells the story of Yelchin’s creative persistence. His devoted Russian parents nurtured his love of acting, exposing him to works of the masters. Filming himself became a tool for his transformation; reflecting on his own performance, he pushed himself to find depth in every role. Often the youngest actor on set, Yelchin’s intense focus inspired many actors around him—Kristen Stewart, Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pine, and John Cho share revealing insights into his character. Though he kept it a secret, Yelchin lived with a dangerous health condition, but he never became discouraged. As he grew into his craft, he continually enriched his understanding of the world, embodying an incredible authenticity.

For the full details and availability, visit the Sundance website.