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Ecumenical and FIPRESCI Juries of the 47th Molodist KIFF have announced the winners!

03.06.2018
At the 47th Molodist KYIV International Film Festival the Ecumenical Jury, appointed by Interfilm and Signis, awards its prize for the Best Student Film to Moment directed by Julia Tamtura (Ukraine, 2018): In only six minutes, the film shows the power of love. From the ruins of his house, a young soldier phones his mother and shares with her his belief in a hopeful and peaceful future. The prize

Winner of the Grand Prix of the 45th ‘Molodist’ Talie Shilom Ezer presented her film ‘Days of Mercy’

03.06.2018
On June the 1st, winner of the Grand Prix of the 45th ‘Molodist’ Talie Shilom Ezer presented her film ‘Days of Mercy’ to Ukrainian public during the ‘Sunny Bunny’ contest. The movie tells about a love story of two girls - Lucy and Mercy. Lucy with a group of associates were protesting against the death penalty, while Mercy, by contrast, is on the other side of the barricades. It would seem that t

Molodist KIFF has announced the winners of Sunny Bunny competition program!

02.06.2018
The Main Prize for the Best LGBTQ Film is awarded to The Heiresses by Marcelo Martinessi. “Confinement”, the word the director used to describe his film offering us a privileged look into his native society, the rigidity of its class system, societal interaction and mobility. This is also a film about two women who have built their life together within this structure. A film that when being prese

Discussion for support of Ukrainian political prisoners: press release

01.06.2018
Screening-discussion in support of Ukrainian political prisoners, including Oleg Sentsov, took place in the Kyiv Cinema. Such speakers participated in it: Marion Döring, director of European Film Academy, Pylyp IIyenko, Head of Ukrainian State Film Agency, Vasyl Bodnar, Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine, Andriy Khalpakhchi, the general director of the KIFF “Molodist”, Yuriy Yatsenko, Ukrainian po

Six short films by young Ukrainian directors were presented at second screening of the National Contest at ‘Molodist’ festival

01.06.2018
Directors and actors of short films during short speeches wished audience to have a good screening and unforgettable emotions before the beginning, and answered series of questions afterwards. Director of the ‘Maniac’ movie, Anton Semin, shared the story of the idea of using extracts from a documentary in his own short film. He said: ‘We had a long talk with actors about how to add volume and div

Kyiv shows red card to Putin regime

01.06.2018
The #SaveOlegSentsov event organized in support of Oleg Sentsov and other Ukrainian prisoners of conscience will take place on Saturday, June 2 nd , at 11 a.m., near the Independence stela (Maidan Nezalezhnosti). Civil advocates will enumerate all the prisoners of conscience who are being illegally held in detention in Russia and the occupied Crimean peninsula. The list includes artists, jo
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