Molodist Kyiv international film festival
News
05 June 2021
The Awards Ceremony
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 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.

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!

50th 'Molodist' is here! The festival opens with the winner of '79 rendition of festival, Ivan Mykolaichuk's film 'Babylon XX'.

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.

This year the program includes films from Warsaw Film School and The Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem.

Non - competition program Closing Film
The finale of 'Molodist' 50!

The final film of the 50th Molodist is Stanislav Kapralov's Egregor, picture about a New York detective who comes to Kyiv to unravel the mysterious tangle of chase and death.

Non - competition program Square eyes
Guest program of films that caused a sensation at past festivals around the world.

Guest program of films that caused a sensation at past festivals around the world.

Non - competition program Emerging Artists
Highly artistic film and video art works, which can not only be screened at festivals, but also in museums and galleries.

With their program “Emerging Artists — Contemporary Experimental Films and Video Art from Germany” AG Kurzfilm — German Short Film Association and German Films present the fifth edition of short experimental works by young upcoming artists. The initiators would like to promote highly artistic film and video art works, which can not only be screened at festivals, but also in museums and galleries.




Non - competition program 50th anniversary
This program will take you on a trip through the various 'Molodist' editions' premieres.

To honor its anniversary season, the festival has prepared a series of films that have once been shown at Moldoist and managed to become worldwide hits over the years!

Non - competition program This is a real life. Docudays UA at Molodist
The program is in collaboration with Docudays UA, some of the films of this year's documentary film festival will be shown by Molodist.

The program is in collaboration with Docudays UA, some of the films of this year's documentary film festival will be shown by Molodist.

Non - competition program The Lord of the Frames: Kurt Kren (1929–1998)
In 1955, Kren bought his first Regular 8 camera, and soon became a legend of experimental cinema. The retrospective of the outstanding director is shown with 16 mm film.

Kren was the progenitor of the structural film movement in the 1970s as well as the MTV clip-aesthetic later on. The structure and material of film itself become protagonists and the representation of the real is secondary to the filmic construction.

 

 

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
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