Each year the Molodist team forms an international jury which works according to the regulations for international film festivals by FIAPF and the rules and regulations of the KIFF Molodist.
The International Jury considers only films in the Competition program and awards the festival's main prizes:
THE GRAND PRIX FOR THE BEST COMPETITION FILM
The Grand Prix of Kyiv International Film Festival Molodist is awarded annually by the International Jury to the best film of the competition program.
The winner of the Grand Prix gets a monetary reward of 10 000 USD, the statuette "The Scythian Deer" which is a symbol of the festival, and a jury diploma.
PRIZES FOR BEST FILM IN EACH CATEGORY
The prizes for the best film in each category is awarded by the International Jury for best student film, best short film, and best full-length film. Winners receive a monetary reward of 2 000 USD along with a jury diploma.
SUNNY BUNNY JURY
International Sunny Bunny jury consists of filmmakers, social activists and representatives of LGBT organizations, specialists in queer and gender studies, cultural or other popular personalities contributing to or known for their support of LGBT community.
NATIONAL COMPETITION JURY
Jury of the national competition has been awarding best Ukrainian films since 2004. This Jury traditionally consists of directors, producers, film critics, and other representatives of arts and culture.
TEEN SCREEN JURY
The jury of the competition of films for kids, teens, and families consists of 10 to 14 year old kids that are the programme's focal audience.
The main purpose of the International Film Critics Award (the FIPRESCI Prize) is to promote film art and to encourage new and young cinema.
The FIPRESCI Prize is awarded at international film festivals or at film festivals of particular importance. The General Assembly decides at which festivals FIPRESCI juries are to be established, and also decides which kind of films or which sections of the festivals are to be included for the jury.
Juries should not have less than three members nor more than nine members. They all have to be from different countries.
Ecumenical Jury is nominated by Ecumenical Cinema Organization Interfilm and World Catholic Association for Communication SIGNIS.
It is composed of 3 members, from different countries and cultures, who may be film journalists, critics, theologians, researchers or teachers.