27 October 2020

The dates of the 50th Molodist are announced!

Kyiv International Film Festival «Molodist» is delighted to announce the dates of the jubilee season. The 50th season will be held from the 29th of May until the 6th of June 2021 in Kyiv.

«Molodist» was one of a few film festivals in Europe and the only one in Ukraine that was held in a hybrid format in 2020. The 49th presented a selection of 264 films not only in an online format but also in cinemas. This year the festival started the way of deep transformations and reorganization of its structure that was started by the new festival team. The festival is aiming for the creation of the platform that is interacting with the viewer not only during the regular dates of the festival but throughout the whole year, promoting professional education, developing the economic potential of Kyiv and enforcing cultural diplomacy of Ukraine. Hereby, the 50th festival will become a celebration of cinema for the whole country in 2021.

«Molodist» is broadening the framework of its programme, introducing a new competition section of debuting documentary cinema.

The winners of the 50th season will be Grand Prix for the Best film of International Competition program (10 000 USD and the statuette «The Scythian Deer») Prize for the Best film in each category of International Competition program (2 000 USD and the statuette «The Scythian Deer») Prize for the Best film of National Competition program (50 000 UAH and the statuette «The Scythian Deer») Award of Jury of Competition program «Teen Screen» (2 000 USD and the statuette «The Scythian Deer»). Moreover, the directory of the festival decided to appoint the following awards: Award of Jury of Documentary Competition program (2 000 USD and the statuette «The Scythian Deer») Award of Jury of Competition program «Teen Screen» (2 000 USD and the statuette «The Scythian Deer») Award of Jury of LGBTQ+ competition program «Sunny Bunny» (2 000 USD and the statuette «The Scythian Deer»).

The submission period for the entries is now open for the international competition and will last from the 26th of October 2020 until the 1st of March 2021. The application is available here.

«Molodist» was established in 1970 and it is the only international film festival in Ukraine that is accredited by FIAPF as one of the largest cinematic events in Eastern Europe. 

 

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