Kyiv International Film Festival "Molodist"

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Kyiv International Film Festival "Molodist" (Ukrainian: Київський Міжнародний Кінофестиваль "Молодість") is an international film festival which takes place every October in Kyiv, Ukraine. It began in 1970 as a two-day festival of films, shot by students of Kyiv State Institute of Theatrical Arts, presenting 33 movies that year. In 2010, there were 439 films presented, making it the biggest film festival in Ukraine, with an audience of 127,000.eThe president of the festival is Andrii Khalpakhchi (Андрій Халпахчі).[1][2][3][4]

It is the only film festival in Ukraine accredited by FIAPF (since 1991). It belongs to the list of 26 specialized international competition festivals.

Currently recognized European producers have debuted at the Molodist festival: Fred Keleman, Tom Tykwer, Danny Boyle, Francois Ozon, Andras Monori, Ildikó Enyedi, Hera Popelaars, Jacques Odiar, Sergiy Masloboychykova, Oleksiy Balabanov, Denys Evstigneev, Stephen Doldri.

The Molodist participants were later honored with the Golden Palm (Bruno Dumont) and the Oscar (Alan Berliner).


  1. ^ Facts & figures of Molodist 2010
  2. ^ "UT Exclusive: Molodist Film Festival opens in Kyiv". Retrieved 2016-05-12.
  3. ^ "Molodist - Kyiv International Film Festival - festivals". Filmitalia. Retrieved 2016-05-12.
  4. ^ Pulver, Andrew (2013-10-30). "Ukraine film festival targeted by anti-LGBT protesters". the Guardian. Retrieved 2016-05-12.

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