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Molodist: Kyiv International Film Festival

Molodist: Kyiv International Film Festival

Kyiv International Film Festival

MOLODIST-51 POSTPONED INDEFINITELY DUE TO RUSSIA’S WAR AGAINST UKRAINE

Because of Russia's war against Ukraine, Kyiv IFF Molodist has no choice but to postpone its 51st edition, earlier planned for May 28 - June 5, 2022, indefinitely.

As Kyiv is under siege, and a lot of Ukrainian territory is attacked by russian troops, with shelling of civilians, reports of war crimes and signs of genocide against Ukrainians, all of us are fighting this war on many fronts, because this is a war for our survival, and we need to defeat the shameless colonialist aggression that's aimed not only at Ukraine's destruction but also at changing the world order. It is impossible for us to plan anything now, but we are confident in Ukraine's victory and return to peace in our country, where various cultural initiatives and freedom of expression, which Molodist has been celebrating for 50 years, will continue to thrive, and we'll be able to meet in peaceful Kyiv later this year. 

Anyone can withdraw their submission, though in a time when all our nation's efforts and resources are directed toward our shared victory, your submission fee is valuable for the support of our team. 

We urge you, wherever you are, to support Ukraine any way you can. Learn more about Ukrainian culture, lend a helping hand to a Ukrainian you know, donate to our army or humanitarian organizations, urge your government to act, check and spread information from reliable news sources to counter russian propaganda and information war, boycott anything russian. 

You have a chance to be the warrior for our better common future.

And we'll keep you updated once we have more news.

Until then, stay safe and healthy! 

Molodist team


Over the course of half a century 'Molodist' developed from the local, purely professional review of student films of the newly opened Faculty of Cinematography at the Karpenko-Kary University to a major international event that discovers world-class directors.

Nowadays the festival is 50 years old and its goal remains unchanged – to uncover important trends of young cinema development and to help aspiring beginner filmmakers find their way on the world cinema map. As for the new directors, it is worth mentioning a few names of filmmakers who made their debut in Kyiv throughout the history of 'Molodist': Tom Tykwer, Francois Ozon, Bruno Dumont, Danny Boyle, Ildiko Enyedi, Jacques Audiard, Xavier Dolan, Stephen Daldry.

The main sections – student, the first short film (fiction, animation, documentary), the first feature film and first professional full-length documentary film.

The 51th 'Molodist' will be held in Kyiv from May 27 to June 4 2022.

Grand Prix for the Best film of International Competition program
(10 000 USD and the statuette «The Scythian Deer»)

Prize for the Best film in each category of International Competition program
(2 000 USD and the statuette «The Scythian Deer»)

Prize for the Best film of National Competition program
(50 000 UAH and the statuette «The Scythian Deer»)

Award of Jury of Competition program «Teen Screen»
(2 000 USD and the statuette «The Scythian Deer»)

Award of Jury of Documentary Competition program
(2 000 USD and the statuette «The Scythian Deer»)

Award of Jury of Competition program «Teen Screen»
(2 000 USD and the statuette «The Scythian Deer»)

Award of Jury of LGBTQ+ competition program «Sunny Bunny»
(2 000 USD and the statuette «The Scythian Deer»)

Lifetime Achievement Award from the Board of Directors (statuette «The Scythian Deer»)

Audience prize (statuette «The Scythian Deer»)

FIPRESCI jury prize (in case of its presence at the festival)

«Don Quixote» prize (in case of presence at the festival)

Ecumenical jury prize (in case of its presence at the festival)

Festival diplomas