Stars, famous actors and TV presenters visited the red carpet under the bright flashes of the cameras. Among the well-known guests there were: actress Larysa Kadochnikova, TV presenter Yaroslava Kravchenko, actor and director Akhtem Seitablaev, artist Zhanna Kadyrova, actors Olesya Zhurakivska, Oleg Moskalenko and Oleksiy Trytenko, choreographer Olena Shoptenko.

The symbol of the Molodist festival - a deer - became a host of the opening video-ceremony. He told about programs and the jury of the film festival from the big screen. Natalia Pyatigina was the director of the opening film.

The legendary British director Peter Greenaway was the star guest of the film festival. He was awarded with the honorable award of "Molodist" - "Scythian deer" for his contribution to world cinema.


"Youth (molodist) is not a matter of age, it's a bridge that brings together generations. And the classics of world cinema are always present on our screens. We launched this prize for contribution to the world cinema. It is important for us as well as for the younger generation of cinematographers who are brought up on the classics of the world cinema. We are proud that this year's prize for contribution to the world cinema will be received by the outstanding director Peter Greenaway, " - Andriy Khalpakhchi said, handing over the award.

"I want to believe that this award is devoted not only to my modest person and my modest contribution to the development of world cinema, but also to the great master of cinema - Sasha Verney. One time, despite the fact that he was already over 70, he agreed to get out of retirement to help me work on the movie "Zet and two zeros", - the director told.

During his career, Verney has shot no less than 60 films. One time, he worked as an assistant with the legendary director Jean Cocteau.

A Zed & Two Noughts movie by Peter Greenaway will be shown in the framework of the "Century" program which celebrates the anniversary of Sasha Verney on May 26th at the ‘Butterfly DeLuxe’ Cinema.

Guests were also greeted by Pylyp Ilyenko.

"I counted and for me it's already 25th "Molodist", which I visited. It is very pleasing to me. It was here that I learned a lot about the cinema, made my first steps, which led me to where I am now. I am sure that we will continue supporting this festival, " - the Head of the Ukrainian State Film Agency said.

The film festival will take until June 2nd. More than 200 movies will be shown to viewers over 9 days. The award ceremony will take place on June 1st. The best debut feature film of the festival's International Competition will receive the Scythian Deer award and $ 10,000 from the sponsor of the Grand Prix of the festival - Loto Zabava.