1.1. The 49th Kyiv International Film Festival «Molodist» will be held in Kyiv during the period of May 30 – June 7, 2020.
1.2. The Festival has been established by the Molodist Foundation.
1.3. Festival is a part of the list of specialized film festivals, accredited by FIAPF and has such aims:
• to analyze the main trends and tendencies in the work of young filmmakers around the world;
• to establish and broaden creative contacts between young filmmakers and between film schools;
• to recognize new personalities in modern film art;
• to integrate Ukrainian films into the global process of film art and industry;
• to develop Kyiv as the cultural capital of Europe.
2. Sections of the festival and eligibility of films
Films that have been screened in Ukraine are ineligible for submission to any program of Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival.
2.1. International Competition program
2.1.1. International Competition program consists of three categories:
• student films (up to 45’)
• first professional short (fiction, animation, documentary) films (up to 45')
• first professional full-length fiction films (60' or more)
2.1.2. All films produced after the January 1, 2019 at professional studios or film schools are eligible for submission to the program.
2.1.3. Submitted films to Student and Short categories will be considered in case of presence of 35mm film print or DCP or BluRay or HD digital files as a screening media.
2.1.4. Submitted films to Full-length category will be considered in case of presence of 35mm film print or DCP as a screening media.
2.2. National Competition program of short films
2.2.1. Short films (fiction, animation, documentary) produced in Ukraine (or in co-production with Ukraine) after January 1, 2019 (any media) are eligible for submission to the program.
2.2.2. Films that have been screened in Ukraine are eligible for submission to the program.
2.3. Teen Screen competition program
2.3.1. Full-length films (fiction, animation) produced after January 1, 2018 (any media) are eligible for submission to the program.
2.4. Sunny Bunny competition program
2.4.1. LGBTQ-themed full-length fiction films (animation and documentary films can be submitted for non-competitive screenings) produced after January 1, 2019 (any media) are eligible for submission to the program.
2.5. Non-competition section
The festival also has a non-competition section which represents selections of the latest films from a certain country or region, productions of film schools, thematic programs, retrospectives, and special events.
3. Entry and Selection
3.1. Each film received by the Festival needs to have English-language subtitles as well as detailed documentation in English, including:
• synopsis of the film
• biography and filmography of the director
• cast/crew and technical information
• stills from the film (digital hi-res images (hi-res JPEG)
• photos of the director (digital hi-res images (hi-res JPEG)
• dialogue lists in English
3.2. Entry fee is necessary.
3.3. Festival doesn’t return an entry-form, preview-DVD of film or accompanied documentation (excluding special agreements).
4. Festival Obligations
4.1. Festival films will be insured the amount of their print value by the festival. Insurance coverage takes effect from the registration of the film's arrival in Kyiv until they are handed over to a forwarding agent for return dispatch.
4.2. Festival guarantees the right presentation of the film in all informational issues that will be distributed during the Festival such as catalogue, program, web site etc.
4.3. Festival guarantees to participant that no film selected to the festival’s program will be screened before its official presentation.
4.4. Festival has obligation to prevent all film materials from screen capture and piracy during selection process and screenings according to FIAPF standards (Chapter IV, article 8 of the Regulations for International Film Festivals).
5. Festival Rights
5.1. The Festival will not pay screening fees for the films selected to International and National Competition program.
5.2. Festival does not inform applicants about the reasons of rejection of the application
5.3. Festival has rights on 3 screenings of the films of the official competition program. Number of screenings of films of alternative competition sections as well as non-competition sections coordinates with the rights holder.
5.4. Films selected for student or short international competition sections could be screened within the borders of the noncommercial presentational programs of the festival at the territory of Ukraine during the period of 2020-2021 in case of creator’s (rightholder’s) approval.
5.5. Films selected for National competition section could be screened within the borders of the noncommercial presentational programs of the festival overseas during the period of 2019-2020 in case of creator’s (rightholder’s) approval mentioned in the completed entry-form.
6. Shipping of the prints (SELECTED FILMS)
6.1. Please send the materials and prints to:
Molodist International Film Festival
16 Lavrska St
Kyiv 01015, Ukraine
Detailed information about delivery of the films please find at official Shipping Instructions. Delivery of the films to the festival is paid by sender.
6.2. Return shipment of the film prints is paid by festival.
7.1. The Board of Directors forms an International Jury which awards the films of International Competition program and operates according to the Regulations for International Film Festivals by FIAPF as well as Regulations of Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival.
7.2. National Competition program has a separate jury
7.3. Molodist for Kids competition program has a separate jury
7.4. Sunny Bunny competition program has a separate jury
7.5. FIPRESCI, FICC and Ecumenical juries as well as other juries can be also presented at the festival.
• Grand Prix for the Best film of International Competition program (10 000 USD and the statuette The Scythian Deer)
• Prize for the Best film in each category of International Competition program (2 000 USD and the statuette The Scythian Deer)
• Prize for the Best film of National Competition program (50 000 UAH and the statuette The Scythian Deer)
• Award of Jury of Molodist for Kids competition program
• Award of Jury of Sunny Bunny competition program
• Festival diplomas.
The sums of prizes are provided before taxes. The payment of money made after deductions and payment of taxes is provided in accordance with the legislation of Ukraine.
8.2. Other awards:
• Lifetime-achievement prize from Board of Directors (statuette The Scythian Deer)
• Audience prize (statuette The Scythian Deer)
• FIPRESCI jury prize (in case of the FIPRESCI jury presence)
• Don Quihote prize (in case of the FICC jury presence)
• Ecumenical jury prize (in case of its presence on festival)
• The Ukraine 3000 International Fund prize for the significant contribution to the Ukrainian cinema
Other non-regulation awards sponsored by the private persons, organizations or institutions may be awarded with the approval of the Boards of Directors of the festival.
9. Invitation and Attendance
9.1. Directors, whose films have been selected for international full-length competition section, are invited as participants (travel expenses and 4 nights in hotel are covered by the festival).
9.2. Directors, whose films have been selected for international student or short International competition section are invited as participants (3 nights in hotel are covered by the festival).
10. Promotion and advertising
The Board of Directors provides free advertising and public information for festival films and organizations participating in the festival. Advertising campaign of any other organizations or films is the subject of special agreement.
11. Non-specified cases
Cases not covered by these regulations will be considered directly by the festival organizers in compliance with the Regulations for International Film Festivals by FIAPF.