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
Jun 11 2019

The touching official trailer of Love, Antosha premiered at the special screening of Star Trek last Sunday at Hollywood Forever. If you caught the Instagram live of the Anton Yelchin Foundation account, they streamed it there too, along with a short speech from Chris Pine. Check out the trailer below, and the official poster in our gallery.

Jun 08 2019

A special screening of Star Trek will be held tomorrow, June 9th, at Hollywood Forever Cemetery to celebrate the film’s 10th anniversary. The trailer for Love, Antosha will also premiere at the screening. Co-star, Chris Pine, is confirmed to be attending! Tickets cost $18, which you can purchase at Eventbrite. All proceeds will go to the Anton Yelchin Foundation. Hope you guys come if you can!

May 08 2019

Entertainment Weekly has released an exclusive short clip from Love, Antosha featuring Zoe Saldana as she looks back on working with Anton on the set of Star Trek. The documentary film is set to hit theaters this summer.

Apr 12 2019

The wait is over! After screenings from one festival to another, Love, Antosha is set for theatrical release in the U.S. this summer, thanks to Lurker Productions.

VARIETY – Lurker Productions will self-distribute the movie, “Love, Antosha,” beginning with New York and Los Angeles in early August, with Michael Tuckman’s mTuckman Media booking theaters. The film will expand throughout the country into August and September.

“This film proves that passion, talent, and love are stronger than all adversities,” Yelchin’s parents Irina and Victor said. “It has a tremendous charge of positive energy.”

Yelchin died in June 2016 in a freak accident. The doc examines his lifelong passion for the arts, and is told through journals and other writings, photography, original music, as well as interviews with his family, friends, and colleagues. First-time filmmaker Garret Price takes the lead, with Yelchin’s “Like Crazy” director Drake Doremus producing alongside Adam Gibbs.

Co-stars and collaborators interviewed include Chris Pine, Jennifer Lawrence, Zachary Quinto, Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Zoe Saldana, Frank Langella, J.J. Abrams, and Willem Dafoe. In his review out of Sundance, Variety critic Andrew Barker found the film “a touching and surprising portrait of an actor who had much more going on in his life — from a serious illness to some seriously left-field artistic inclinations — than was mentioned in his obituaries.”

“It was so important to us to make this film about our friend, Anton Yelchin,” Doremus and Price said. “Anton embodied the true spirit of what it means to ‘live life to the fullest,’ and his story is one of hope, courage, and most especially, the love of family and of cinema. We’re grateful to share his story with audiences this summer.”

Apr 06 2019

Love, Antosha has been accepted in this year’s KC Film Festival and is set to kick off the festival. Screening will be on April 10th, 7:00 PM – 8:32 PM at the Cinemark Palace at the Plaza – 500 Nichols Rd. Kansas City, MO 64112. Director Garrett Price and co-producer Jordan Krause will be in attendance. You can get tickets by visiting this link.

From a prolific career in film and television, Anton Yelchin left an indelible legacy as an actor. Through his journals and other writings, his photography, the original music he wrote, and interviews with his family, friends, and colleagues, this film looks not just at Anton’s impressive career, but at a broader portrait of the man. Born in the former Soviet Union to a family of artists, Anton and his parents came to the U.S. when he was six months old. He started acting at nine. He had a genuine curiosity and love for people, for art, and for family. And a willingness to explore, and be open with, the darker parts of himself. Love, Antosha explores his successes and his struggles, and let’s viewers get to know this extraordinary person the world was cheated from seeing grow old.

Feb 26 2019

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.