Molodist Kyiv international film festival
06 May 2021

Press Release '2nd Press Conference of the 50th Molodist KIFF'. The program announced

On May 6, Kooperativ HUB hosted the second program press conference of the 50th anniversary Kyiv International Film Festival Molodist, which will celebrate its half-century anniversary from May 29 to June 6, 2021 in a hybrid format.

During the press conference, the organizers presented the program, the official campaign and the projects of the industry section and reminded about 4 types of festival passes available for guests: Cinephile, Industry, Student, Press. Click here for more details.

In addition, the core of the industry section of the film festival was presented: the first series pitching, developed in cooperation with partners — 1+1 media, Kyivstar TV and MEGOGO, the first documentary pitching in cooperation with B2B Doc, as well as the international co-production market Boat Meeting within the framework of the 50th «Molodist».

«The State understands the importance of the film festival and joins in support of the event. In particular, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy and the Ukrainian state film agency will continue to promote “Molodist”. For a half a century, the festival has amazed us with its bold premieres and interesting programs and guests. This is not just an event. It is a place that unites people from a film industry, emphasizing real stories: those ones which challenge and let us think» — Oleksandr Tkachenko, Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine.

Maryna Kuderchuk, the head of the Ukrainian Film State Agency: «I really hope that this year's festival will be even bigger and more interesting than last year one, because it was a quarantine year, and when no one risked, you took the risk and it was very cool».

Edoardo Crisafulli, the director of the Italian Institute of Culture in Ukraine, announced a traveling exhibition «The century. Federico Fellini in the world», which will take place at the Film Museum of the Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre from 04.06. till 25.07. The exhibition will reveal the extraordinary personality and an artistic path of the director Fellini, who introduced the world a charming image of Italy in the cinema.

Andriy Khalpakhchi, the art-director of Molodist, has announced the program of the 50th film festival, which will include up to 200 films. The list will be supplemented. «The history of the Molodist film festival is a half-century panorama of the world cinema. Beginners of the past years have long been meters and winners of the Oscars, Cannes, Venice and Berlin film festivals. At the same time, a 30-year history of the formation of a new Ukrainian cinema appeared. I am sure that this year's program will open new names and horizons for the development of both — Ukrainian and world cinema. The variety of films will satisfy every taste» — Andriy Khalpakhchi commented on the program.

Dmytro Sukhanov, the chairman of the Film Industry Association of Ukraine, also expressed support for the program of the international short film competition.

Traditionally, the general media partner of the film festival will be 1+1 media. Yulia Zhmakina, the director of the morning broadcasting department, spoke about this year's cooperation with Molodist and introduced the hosts of the Opening and Awards Ceremonies — Lyudmila Barbir, Yegor Gordeyev, Irma Vitovska and Taras Tsymbalyuk. Also during the press conference the long-awaited official videos of the 50th anniversary film festival were presented. They were created in collaboration with Radioaktive Film and Fedoriv Agency. «Don't miss “Molodist” in reflection on the eternal» is the official slogan of the main this year’s film event.

Eugenia Yatsuta, the general producer and co-owner of Radioaktive Film: «When we received an offer to shoot videos for the film festival, we agreed without any hesitation, because everybody from our team has some special and warm memories associated with Molodist».

Thank you to our partners:

the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine
the Ukrainian Film State Agency
the Kyiv City State Administration

Thank you to our partners:

1+1 media | General media partner

Fedoriv Agency | Creative partner

MEGOGO | Official partner

Loto Zabava | The Grand Prix Sponsor

FROLOV | Chief fashion designer

Radioaktive Film | Production partner 

LBK Production | Organizational partner

B2B Doc | Pitching partner

Star Media | Pitching partner

MAG | Audio partner

ADVIN | VR partner

Lanet | Streaming partner

UkrStream | Streaming partner


Media partners:

5 Kanal, M1, M2, Espresso TV, TRK Kyiv, Radio Kyiv, Kiss FM, 

Novoye Vremya, Media Detector, Moviegram, YourArt


The program of the festival is available here

Watch the official campaigns:

Official Campaign | Molodist KIFF 50
Official Campaign | Molodist KIFF 50
Official Campaign | Molodist KIFF 50

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