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Kiev Molodist International Film Festival

Kiev Molodist International Film Festival

Type : Feature film and short film festival
Theme : First films
Location : Ukraine
Period : May, June

    Festival years (24)

    Event presentation

    "Molodist" is one of the greatest specialized cinema events in Ukraine and Eastern Europe, according to the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF).

    Film Festival was established in 1970 as a two-day viewing of students’ short films of the Kiev State Theatrical Art Institute. Since then, local initiative gained international popularity: since the 1980s Ukrainians have seen the works of directors-debutants from Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia and Russia, the times of perestroika had been the era of filmmakers from the Baltic States, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Germany.

    The first steps in a big cinema with "Molodist" made such well ​​known directors as Fred Kelemen, Tom Tykwer, Francois Ozon, Andras Monori, Alexey Balabanov, Denis Yevstigneyev, Stephen Daldry. "Molodist" participants were later awarded with "Golden Palm" (Bruno Dumont) and "Oscar" (Alain Berliner).

    Now "Molodist" is the only film festival in Ukraine, which has been ranked by FIAPF since 1991. It is a priority platform in the region for presenting the latest and the most up cine products and covers the most high-profile events of modern cinema – both mainstream and experimental.

    The main objective of the festival is to promote young professional cinema. As forty years ago competitive program represents professional and amateur movies of debutants. The main sections – student, the first short film (fiction, animation, documentary) and the first feature film. Geography of contest entries includes countries from almost all continents.

    The team (3)

    For feature films only

    Contact UniFrance: Joël Chapron

    Registration conditions for short films

    Films produced on or after : Janvier 2021
    Registration deadline : 01/03/2022
    Registration deadline by Unifrance : 01/03/2022
    UniFrance contacts at this event : Christine Gendre
    Registrations requiring fees
    Registration Form available on external website :

    Subtitling required
    Maximum runtime : 45'
    Films produced on or after : Janvier 2021
    Genres accepted : Fiction films, animated films and documentaries
    Conditions : First films only
    Pre-selection format requirements : DVD, Short Film Gallery
    Screening format requirements : 35mm, Blu-ray , Video File, DCP (Digital Cinema Package)