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22 February 2021
Passes for 50th Molodist Kyiv Film Festival
The oldest regular cinema event in Ukraine. 'Molodist', founded in 1970, is now one of the largest cinema events in Eastern Europe according to International Federation of Film Producers Associations
Visit our talent workshop
Boat meeting
04 June 2021
10:00 - 18:00
The Boat Meeting program brings together projects from all over the world. The projects will be presented to a professional audience which consists of experienced producers, buyers, and financiers.
FEDORIV HUB, Velyka Vasylkivska Street, 5, Kyiv
B2B Doc Launch Pad
03 June 2021
10:00 - 20:00
Baltic to Black Sea Documentary Network is arranging B2B Doc Launch Pad pitching in the framework of the 50th «Molodist» KIFF industry program.
KOOPERATIV HUB, Velyka Vasylkivska Street, 5, Kyiv
Molodist: The Series Pitching
02 June 2021
10:00 - 18:00
Today, the format of the series is one of the key boost for the growth of the audiovisual market. The implementation of the series pitching project is another step in the development of the «Molodist» Film Festival as the country's leading industrial platform, which should serve as a guide to qualitative changes in the national film industry.
KOOPERATIV HUB, Velyka Vasylkivska Street, 5, Kyiv
Festival Programs
Competition program International Competition
Debut films by emerging directors from all over the world.

The international competition presents both feature-length films and short films.

Competition program Sunny Bunny Competition
Festival films representing the LGBT community to a wide audience of Ukrainian viewers encouraging social dialogue.

‘Sunny Bunny’ program was established in 2001 and is now the biggest and most prominent LGBT-themed cultural event in the country.

Competition program National Competition
Short films by Ukrainian directors, produced or co-produced in Ukraine.

The competition has its own jury and prize. It is a great launchpad for aspiring Ukrainian filmmakers. Fiction, documentary and animated short films are accepted into the competition.

Competition program Molodist Teen Screen
Competition program for the new generation judged by our youngest jury.

An attempt to speak with younger generation in cinematic language and to understand their way of thinking. The program is designed for kids & teens aged 10-14.

Non - competition program Opening Film
Long-awaited reunion!

49th 'Molodist' is here! The festival opens with Daria Onyshchenko film 'The Forgotten'.

Non - competition program Festival of festivals
Major films and festival hits are brought to Kyiv in a snap of fingers.

A traditional festival program that has been attracting the attention of audiences and media for over a decade. It includes participants of the official selections and prize winners of the major film festivals of the world – Cannes, Berlin, Locarno, Karlovy Vary, etc. 



Non - competition program Special Events
Free space for a creative dialogue.

A sequence of unusual film events that go beyond the formal framework of the traditional festival programming. 

Non - competition program Sunny Bunny Non-Competition
Festival films representing the LGBT community to a wide audience of Ukrainian viewers encouraging social dialogue.

‘Sunny Bunny’ program was established in 2001 and is now the biggest and most prominent LGBT-themed cultural event in the country.

Non - competition program Ukrainian premieres
A new breath in the world of Ukrainian cinema.

National and world premieres of feature films made in Ukraine or with Ukrainian coproduction.

Non - competition program Scandinavian Panorama
Where nature fulfils its will, but people rejoice and suffer just as they do all around the world.

A non-competition program of the 49th KIFF Molodist, introducing the Ukrainian audience to the most prominent representatives of European cinema. Directors from Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Iceland deliver stories from all corners of the Scandinavian countries.

Non - competition program Midnight special
Films that wake you up and open your mind.

A dreamlike program follows the tradition of late screenings. Here at night unconventional genre films have a special flair.

Non - competition program Forma
Dive into the unconsciousness to surface in a different dimension.

Introduced in 2018, Forma showcases unique experimental and challenging films that prove cinema has yet long to live.



Non - competition program Retrospective program "Century"
Ahead of its time cinema comes back for Molodist screen.

Initiated at the 39th Molodist KIFF, this program is dedicated to centennials of renowned masters of cinema.

Non - competition program Molodist. Back to School
"Back to school" program presents a collection of the best films from Film schools all around the world.

Цього року до програми увійшли Національний Університет Театру та Кіно “І. Л. Караджале” у Бухаресті (UNATC) та Вищий національний інститут виконавських видів мистецтва і техніки мовлення (INSAS).

This year the program includes National University of Theatre and Film "I.L. Caragiale" Bucharest (UNTAC) and Institut national supérieur des arts du spectacle et des techniques de diffusion (INSAS).

Non - competition program Closing Film
The finale of 'Molodist' 49!

The closing film of 'Molodist' 49 is a top-notch feature documentary film by Iryna Tsilyk «The Earth as blue as an Orange». It's about bright moments in the darkest of times, at times of war.

 

 

Competition program Documentary competition
The new full-length competitive documentary film program, within which directors present their debut works. The program was launched to mark the 50th anniversary of the "Molodist" festival.

The new full-length competitive documentary film program, within which directors present their debut works. The program was launched to mark the 50th anniversary of the "Molodist" festival.

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