About

Molodist is a festival of young cinema with a lot of short student and experimental films. Interesting special programs and good opportunities to meet Eastern European filmmakers. Good national media coverage (TV and print). Especially the young audience is attracted by the festival; easy and friendly atmosphere. Although occasionally organizational difficulties occur, the festival offers its local and international visitors a good opportunity to screen current films from Eastern Europe.

Program

  • International Competition program
  • National Competition program of short films
  • Competitive program «Molodist for Kids»
  • Competitive program «Sunny Bunny» (Queer themed full-length films)
  • Non-Competition section (selections of the latest films from a certain country or region, productions of film schools, thematic programs, retrospectives, and special events)  

Awards

  • The Grand Prix — «The Scythian Deer»: $10 000
  • Best Film Award in three categories (student/ short/full-length film): $2000 each 
  • The Audience Award 
  • Best National Film: 50 000 UAH
  • Molodist for Kids Award 
  • Sunny Bunny Award 
  • FIPRESCI Award 
  • Ecumenical Jury Award

Rules

  •  All films produced after the January 1, 2018 at professional studios or film schools.
  • Films that have been screened in Ukraine are not eligible for submission to the program.
  • Subtitles language: english
  • Submit your film via  Filmfreeway.

​Screening format: 35mm film print or DCP or BluRay or HD digital files

Directors, whose films have been selected for International full-length competition section, are invited as participants (travel expenses and 4 nights in HOTEL are covered by the festival). 

Directors, whose films have been selected for International student or short International competition section are invited as participants (3 nights in HOTEL are covered by the festival). 

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

  • Director — Mr. Andriy Khalpakhchi
  • Program Director — Ms. Mila Novikova

Documents

Place

Ukraine
Kyiv

Official website

molodist.com

Contacts

Address: 

Molodist International Film Festival
16A Lavrska Str.
Kyiv 01015 Ukraine

Phone/Fax: (+380 44) 4619803

Email: info@molodist.com

Denis Nikitenko, program director
Email: so_happy@molodist.com

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    July 08, 2017
  • Earlybird Deadline
    August 01, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    February 15, 2019
  • Extended Deadline
    March 01, 2019
  • Notifications
    April 01, 2019
  • Event dates
    25 May — 2 June 2019
Categories & Fees

First professional short (fiction, animation, documentary) films (less than 45').

  • Earlybird Deadline — $5
  • Regular Deadline — $10
  • Extended Deadline — $15

Full-length films (fiction, animation) about kids and for kids (10+).

  • Earlybird Deadline — $5
  • Regular Deadline — $10
  • Extended Deadline — $15

First professional full-length fiction films (60' or more).

  • Earlybird Deadline — $20
  • Regular Deadline — $25
  • Extended Deadline — $30

Student films (less than 45’).

  • Earlybird Deadline — $5
  • Regular Deadline — $10
  • Extended Deadline — $15

Queer themed full-length films (fiction, animation, documentary) (60' or more).

  • Earlybird Deadline — $5
  • Regular Deadline — $10
  • Extended Deadline — $15
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