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The XXVIIth Kyiv International Film Festival "Molodist" will be held in Kyiv October 18-26, 1997. The festival is a legal entity belonging to the Union of Filmmakers of Ukraine, which sets out: 

  • to analyze the main trends and tendencies in the work of young filmmakers around the world;
  • to establish and broaden creative contacts between young filmmakers and between film schools;
  • to recognize new personalities in modern film art;
  • to integrate Ukrainian film into the global process of cinema art and industry.

The annual festival competition consists of four categories: 

  • student films (no time restriction);
  • first professional short fiction films (less than 60');
  • first professional documentary (no time restriction);
  • first professional full-length fiction films (60' or more).
All films produced after January 1, 1996 at professional studios or film schools made on 16 or 35 mm film are eligible for competition. Films competing in the documentary category produced after January 1, 1995 are also eligible. 
Films which have participated and have been awarded prizes in other festivals may be submitted for competition. 


The festival will also present a non-competition program that include: 

  • a panorama of Ukrainian cinema 1996-1997;
  • retrospectives of film schools and prominent filmmakers;
  • special programs dedicated to other international festivals.
Entry & Selection 

To enter, return the completed entry form with a VHS copy of the film (PAL. SECAM. NTSC), and the documentation requested in the film entry form. Cassettes and documentation received by the Festival will be returned only upon request. The deadline for entry is 15 June 1997. 
Films will be selected by a Selection Committee, appointed by the Board of Directors. The Committee will try to inform the applicants of its decision by August 1, 1997. 
Relevant dates include: 
June 15, 1997 - entry form and video cassette received; 
August 1, 1997 - Selection Committee decision announced; 
September 10, 1997 - requests for accreditation; 
October 10, 1997 - film copy delivered or confirmation and details of its arrival received: 
October 18-26, 1997 - festival dates; 
November 14, 1997 - film copies returned. 


Festival films will be insured the amount of their print value by the festival during the period the films are in the festival's care. Coverage takes effect from the registration of the film's arrival in Kyiv until they are handed over to a forwarding agent for return dispatch. 


Mail the materials and copies to: 
Kyiv IFF "Molodist"  
6 Saksagansky St., Dom Kino, Suite 115  
Kyiv 252033 Ukraine 
The Board of Directors suggests that applicants send films and accompanying materials through their country's consular channels. Should films be sent by mail or by courier, they must be marked "For cultural purposes only. No commercial value" and be valued less than $99,00. We ask you not to use the carrier EMS. 
Costs for shipping films to the festival are borne by the applicant. The cost of return will be borne by the festival. The Board of Directors will undertake to return the prints within two weeks of the festival's ending.            : 

Jury & Awards 

The Board of Directors will form an international jury, which will work according to the regulations for an international film festival and the rules and regulations of IFF "Molodist". 
The Jury of the Molodist-97 Festival: 
Alain Depardieu, producer, France 
Vilen Novak, director, Ukraine 
Larisa Kadochnikova, actress, Ukraine 
Maurizio Zaccaro, director, Italy 
Jean Perret, film critic, Nyon's Festival director, Switzerland 
Kalina Veneva-Wagenstein, film critic, Bulgaria 
Eva av Geijerstam, film critic, Suede 
The jury will judge the competitive films and award the following prizes: 

  • Grand Prix for the best competition film ($10,000 and the statuette "The Scythian Deer");
  • Prize for the best film in each category ($2,500);
  • Prize for best performance by a young actor (5,000 FF);
  • Festival diplomas.
Invitation & Attendance 

Directors whose films have been selected for competition will be are invited as participants for the festival's duration. Room and board in a hotel will be provided by the festival. Travel costs will not be covered. Expenses for only one representative per film will be paid. 
Applications for accreditation as a guest must be received by September 10, 1997. Guests will be expected to cover their own registration fees and accommodation costs. 


The Board of Directors provides space for advertisements and public information at no charge to films and organizations participating in the festival and at a fixed price for all other bodies. 

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