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Promotion of Young Cinema
«Molodist» is a specialized festival aimed to support the cinema of young directors. That’s why we are looking thoroughly for works of talented youth at film festivals all over the world. That’s why we process hundreds of applications and spend our time for hundreds hours of videos. We search, we find, we help young talents to occupy a fitting place in contemporary cinema process.

Festival’s competition program consists of sections of student films, first short films (fiction film, animation, documentary) and first full-feature films. Non-competition section of the Festival traditionally presents a range of programs aimed at acquainting the audience with best works of cinematographic art from all over the world as well as works of world’s largest cinema-schools.

World standards
In 1993 FIAPF officially registered «Molodist» as a specialized International Festival, which activity completely corresponds with international standards. So, the Festival has been working according to FIAPF «Regulations for International Film Festivals» for 18 years. 

According to FIAPF information and to such sources as Screen, Variety and Moving Pictures – «Molodist» is one of most important film-events in Eastern Europe. We give a dynamic of development of the most important trends of a young cinema here and all over the world. In 2010 almost 350 films have been presented from more than 40 countries.

Kyiv Talent Workshop
In 2011 Molodist Talent Workshop project - a range of workshops and master-classes from really important figures of the world cinema process – will be realized for the 9th time already. First two years we carried out this event in cooperation with famous Berlinale Talent Campus.


Competition and eligibility of films

Festival competition section consists of three categories:
student films (less than 45’),
first professional short (fiction, animation, documentary) films (less than 45'),*
first professional full-length fiction films (60' or more).
* selection committee recognizes the first short fiction film of director as a debut film if his previous short films were documentary or animation. 
All films produced after the January 1, 2010 at professional studios or film schools, which have 35 mm print are eligible for official competition section.
Films that have participated and have been awarded prizes in other festivals may be submitted for competition.

Alternative competition sections:

Thematic program dedicated to existential range of problems of the LGBT-community «Sunny Bunny»:
Full-length and short films (fiction, animation, documentary) thematically relevant and produced after January 1, 2010 (any media) are eligible for «Sunny Bunny» alternative competition section. Films that have participated and have been awarded prizes in other festivals may be submitted for competition.

«Ukrainian panorama 2010-2011»:
Full-length and short films (fiction, animation, documentary) produced in Ukraine (or in co-production with Ukraine) after January 1, 2010 (any media) are eligible for «Ukrainian panorama» alternative competition section. Films that have participated and have been awarded prizes in other festivals may be submitted for competition.


International Jury awards
•    Grand Prix for the best competition film (10 000 USD and the statuette «The Scythian Deer»)
•    Prize for the best film in each category (student films / first professional short films / first professional full-length fiction films) - a monetary award or material prize of 2 500 USD
•    Prize for best performances by a young actor (1 500 EUR)

Other awards
•    Audience prize
•    FIPRESCI jury prize (in case of its presence on festival)
•    «Don Quihote» prize (in case of presence FICC jury)
•    Ecumenical jury prize (in case of its presence on festival)
•    «Sunny Bunny» award for the films of «Sunny Bunny» alternative competition section,
•    Award of jury of «Ukrainian Panorama» alternative competition section





Molodist-2010. The results



Marc Caro (director, France) – Head of Jury   
Elena Yatsura (producer, Russia)   
Rainer Frimmel (director, Austria)   
Grzegorz Kedzierski (director of photography, Poland)   
Bohdan Batrukh (distributor, Ukraine)   
Serhiy Proskurnya (theatre director, producer Ukraine)

The Grand Prix

"My Joy" (Schastye moyo), dir. Serhiy Loznytsya, Ukraine-Germany-Netherlands.

Best Full-length Film

"Sound of Noise", dir. Ola Simonsson, Johannes Stjarne Nilsson, Sweden-France.

Best Student Film

"It's Me, Helmut" (Ich bin's Helmut), dir. Nicolas Steiner, Germany.
Special diploma of Jury - "Here I Am" (Itt Vagyok), dir. Szimler Balint, Hungary.

Best Short Film

Award was shared between two films: "Oppressed Majority" (Majorite opprimee), dir. Eleonore Pourriat, France and "GirlLikeMe", dir. Rowland Jobson, UK.

The Yves Montand prize for the best young actor

Monica del Carmen, "Leap Year" (Ano Bisiesto), dir. Michael Rowe, Mexico.

The audience prize

"Sound of Noise", dir. Ola Simonsson, Johannes Stjarne Nilsson, Sweden-France.

Alternative Competition Program "Ukrainian panorama 2009 - 2010"

Main prize: "I Am a Monument to Myself" (Ya pamyatnyk sobi), dir. Dmytro Tyazhlov, Ukraine.
Diploma for the best directing: "Dogs of Ukrainka" (Sobaky mista Ukrainka), dir. Darya Onyshchenko, Germany-Ukraine.
Diploma for the best female role: Yuliya Zhytelna for the role of little Masha in "Ballet Shoes" (Cheshky) by Yuliya Hohol, Ukraine.


Carl Henrik Eilertsen (Norway)
Cristal Grunwald-Merz (Germany)
Iryna Romanovska (Ukraine)

The main prize is received by the short film "A Little Nazi" ("Der kleine Nazi") dir. Petra Luschow, Germany.

Special mentions: student film "Here I Am" ("Itt Vagyok") dir. Szimler Balint, Hungary; short film "War" ("Uerra"), dir. Paolo Sassanelli, Italy.


Bojidar Manov (Bulgaria)
Jos Horemans (Belgium )
Oksana Sokolyanska (Ukraine)

The main prize got the short film "A Little Nazi" ("Der kleine Nazi"), dir. Petra Luschow, Germany.
Diplomas: short film "The Last Letter" ("Ostanniy Lyst"), dir. Yuriy Kovalyov), Ukraine; feature film  "When We Leave" ("Die Fremde"), dir. Feo Aladag, Germany


Helmut Merker (Germany)
Mike Naafs (Holland)
Oleksandr Pershko (Ukraine)

The main prize of  FIPRESCI Jury got the feature film "My Joy" (Schastye Moyo"), dir. Serhiy Loznytsya, Ukraine, Germany, The Netherlands.


The main prize is shared among two films: "Postcard to Daddy", dir. Michael Stock, Germany; "Brotherhood" ("Broderskab"), dir. Nicolo Donato, Denmark.

Special diploma: "L. A. Zombie", dir. Bruce LaBruce, USA.


Sophie Marceau (actor, France)
Christophe Lambert (actor, France)
Gerard Depardieu (actor, France)
Fanny Ardant (actor, France)
Vladimir Menshov (director, actor, producer, Russia)
Lyudmila Gurchenko (actor, Russia)
Ivan Gavrylyuk (actor, Ukraine)


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