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The official awards ceremony of the 48th Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival was held in the column hall of Kyiv City State Administration. It welcomed a number of guests, namely Head of Ukrainian State Film Agency Pylyp Illienko, members of the International jury of the festival Irma Vitovska, Marija Razgute, Sara Serraiocco, Nina Anjapharidze, Svitlana Uvarova; TV-star Roza Al-Namri, dance

Ecumenical and FIPRESCI Juries of the 48th Molodist KIFF have announced the winners!

The Ecumenical Jury of the 48th Molodist KIFF awards its prize for the Best Student Film to 'Provence' by Kato De Boeck (Belgium, 2018). The prize for the Best Short Film goes to 'Unconditional Love' directed by Rafael Łysak (Poland, 2018). The prize for the best feature-length film goes to 'System Crasher' directed by Nora Fingsheidt (Germany, 2019). The members of the Ecumen

Boat meeting. More on presentations of the projects during pitching

The speech of Andriy Khalpakhchi, General Director of the KIFF Molodist started the event. He explained why «boat» is in the name, and announced members of the jury: «Someone asks why the boat. Our meetings were previously held on board of the ship. However, continuing to stay there was quite expensive, and we moved to the cinema,but kept the traditional name». The jury consisted of the estonia

Boat Meeting winners announced

Traditional international pitching of the Molodist KIFF has defined the winner out of the nine participating projects – the prize was issued to the future Ukrainian film Blindfold (director Taras Dron, producer Valeriia Sochyvets). Special jury award was given to the Israeli script of the film No Land for Me  (director Ram Nehari, producer Yifat Prestelnik). The director is absolutely determined

30.05 Concerning the situation around the cancellation of the screening of the film by Maryna Stepanska «Desaturated» within the framework of the 48th Molodist National Competition

Concerning the situation around the cancellation of the screening of the film by Maryna Stepanska "Desaturated" within the framework of the 48th KIFF “Molodist” National Competition. The official commentary by program coordinator of this competition program, Victor Hlon: First of all, it is really frustrating to me as the program coordinator that "Desaturated" movie will not be shown on "Molodis

Day 4 at “Molodist”. European premiere of the film “Alice”, Sunny Bunny and International Full-length Contest

The 4th day of the festival turned out to be very rich: a variety of full-length films, a block of short films, non-contest movies and special screenings. Brief presentations by the participants of the creative process preceded them. On May 28, the European premiere of the film "Alice" by Josephine Mackerras took place. It tells the story of a woman, Alice, who finds out about her husband's passi
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