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:
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
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".
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
jury will judge the competitive films and award the following prizes:
Grand Prix for the best competition film ($10,000 and the statuette "The
Prize for the best film in each category ($2,500);
Prize for best performance by a young actor (5,000 FF);
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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