Molodist Kyiv international film festival
Press releases
14 November 2022


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 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.

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 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 Позаконкурсна програма
Ще більше українських фільмів!

Окрема добірка українських стрічок, які будуть показані поза Національним конкурсом на 51-му КМКФ «Молодість». 

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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Workshop «Greenlight Yourself»
05 June 2021
13:30 - 15:00
Speaker: Merawi Gerima. Language: English.
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Workshop "Italian Documentary Cinema"
05 June 2021
12:00 - 13:00
Speaker: Maurizio Fantoni-Minnella. Language: Italian with Ukrainian translation.
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