Call for Entry

52nd Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival – Call for Entry 2023

Dear Asian filmmakers, the Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival (Ukraine) is accepting films until August 1, 2023.

About the festival:
Over the course of half a century ‘Molodist’ developed from the local, purely professional review of student films of the newly opened Faculty of Cinematography at the Karpenko-Kary University to a major international event that discovers world-class directors.

Nowadays the festival is 52 years old and its goal remains unchanged – to uncover important trends of young cinema development and to help aspiring beginner filmmakers find their way on the world cinema map. As for the new directors, it is worth mentioning a few names of filmmakers who made their debut in Kyiv throughout the history of ‘Molodist’: Tom Tykwer, Francois Ozon, Bruno Dumont, Danny Boyle, Ildiko Enyedi, Jacques Audiard, Xavier Dolan, Stephen Daldry.

The main sections – student, the first short film (fiction, animation, documentary), the first feature film and first professional full-length documentary film.”

Eligibility (International Films):
– The festival accepts student films (under 45 minutes), first professional short (fiction, animation, documentary – under 45 minutes) and first professional full-length fiction films (over 60 minutes) for the International Competition. Full-length films (fiction, animation) about kids and for kids (10+) for the Teen Screen Competition Program. LGBTQ+ themed full-length films (fiction) for the Sunny Bunny LGTBQ+ Competition Program. First professional documentary films for the Documentary Competition Program.
– ALL Films must be produced after January 1st, 2022, at professional studios or film schools.
– Submitted films to Student and Short categories will be considered in case of availability of 35mm film print, DCP, BluRay, or HD digital files as screening media.
– Submitted films to Full-length categories will be considered in case of presence of 35mm film print or DCP as screening media.
– Films should have Ukraine Premiere status.
– Each film received by the Festival needs to have English-language subtitles as well as detailed documentation in English.
– Submissions must be done via FilmFreeway.
Submission Fees and Deadline:

Notification Date: September 1, 2023

We recommend filmmakers to read the full Rules and Regulations here:

To submit to the festival please visit:

We remind readers that the 52nd Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival will take place from October 21 – 29, 2023 in Kyiv, Ukraine.

To see other Call for Entries please follow the next link: “Call for Entries”.

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