Molodist Kyiv international film festival
28 October 2023

The 52nd Molodist KIFF announced its winners

The Grand Prix of the 52nd Molodist Kyiv Film Festival was awarded to Emmanuelle Nicot's debut feature film Love According to Dalva (France, Belgium, 2022, 83'). The winner received a large Scythian deer statuette and $5,000 from the Grand Prix sponsor, the operator of state lotteries M.S.L and Loto Zabava.

Zeno Graton's The Lost Boys (Belgium, France, 2023, 83') was recognized as the best feature film of the International competition.

Special mentions were awarded to the film Hoard by Luna Carmoon (United Kingdom, 2023, 126') and the drama 20,000 Species of Bees by Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren (Spain, 2023, 128’).

Alla Savytska's film Tutti (Ukraine, 2023, 32') was recognized as the best student film of the International competition. The winner received the Scythian deer award and a cash prize of $2,000 sponsored by international video production company Amo Pictures.

Special mentions were given to the films The Voice Of Others by Fatima Kaci (France, 2023, 30') and The Silence Of The Banana Trees by Eneos Çarka (Hungary, Belgium, Portugal, Albania, 2022, 24').

The film Things Unheard Of (Turkey, 2023, 16'), directed by Ramazan Kilic, won in the Short films section of the International competition. 

The special mentions went to the films La Perra by Carla Melo Gampert (Colombia, France, 2023, 14') and The Left Behind by Aurelie Olivéira Pernet (Switzerland, Portugal, 2022, 22’).

The archival documentary film Questionnaire by Nataliya Ilchuk (Ukraine, 2022, 30') won the National short film competition.

The films Where He Stepped by Yehor Harmash (Ukraine, 2023, 25') and Voice Messages from Bakhmut by Ihor Babaiev (Ukraine, 2023, 15') received special mentions from the jury of the National competition.

The winner of the Documentary competition for feature documentary debut films is the director Lesia Kordonetz for her film Pushing Boundaries (Switzerland, 2021, 102’). She received the Scythian deer award and 75 000 UAH sponsored by Kyivstar TV. Special  mentions of the jury of the documentary competition were given to the films The Eclipse by Nataša Urban (Norway, 2022, 110') and Anhell69 by Theo Montoya (Colombia, Romania, France, Germany, 2022, 75').

Alla Savytska's film Tutti (Ukraine, 2023, 32') received the Audience Award of the 52nd Molodist KIFF. 

The children's jury also chose its winners. The best film of the Teen Screen section is Kiddo by Zara Dwinger (Poland, Netherlands, 2023, 118').

Diplomas were awarded to the films Bigman, directed by Camiel Schouwenaar (Netherlands, 2022, 90') and Sea Sparkle, directed by Domien Huyghe (Belgium, Netherlands, 2023, 98’).

The Scythian Deer award for a significant contribution to Ukrainian cinema was given to film expert, professor Oksana Musienko.

Christina Tynkevych’s film How Is Katia? was chosen as the best film of the National feature competition, which took place at the beginning of October as part of FILMFEST HAMBURG. The winner received the Scythian Deer and a cash prize of $2,500 from the International Institute of  Depth Psychology.


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