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 for the Best Short Film goes to Grams directed by Camille Japy (France, 2017):
Under the shock of death, mother-daughter relationships rekindle the life force. The film reminds us with humor and in an unexpected way that death is an integral part of life.
The prize for the best feature-length film goes to Retablo directed by Alvaro Delgado-Aparicio (Peru, Norway, Denmark, 2017):
14-year-old Segundo is taught the craft of making retablos, Peruvian story-boxes, by his father. But his world collapses when he witnesses an incident. Nevertheless, his love for his father gives him the strength to move ahead. The director captivates us with the colorful and lively world he portrays and the respect he shows for the Quechuan culture of the Andes.
FIPRESCI Jury awards its prize for the best film of the 47th Molodist KIFF to Custody by Xavier Legrand (France, 2017).
Andoni Iturbe Tolosa (Spain),
Diana Martirosyan (Armenia),
Daria Badior (Ukraine).