WIELAND SPECK, 'FATHER' OF BERLINALE'S PANORAMA, TO HEAD NATIONAL COMPETITION JURY AT MOLODIST
Wieland Speck, curator of the Panorama section at the Berlin International Film Festival, will become head of the national competition jury dedicated to Ukrainian shorts at the 47th Kyiv International Film Festival Molodist, which will take place October 21-29, 2017.
Speck has been working at Berlinale since 1982. In 1992, he became the director of Panorama, one of the main and largest sections of the festival, which annually screens over 40 films. Programme consultant of Berlinale, Speck was also the founder of Teddy, the first ever award for LGBT-themed films at international film festivals, in 1987.
Molodist is still accepting submissions to the national competition till August 1. Fiction, documentary, and animation shorts with a duration up to 45 minutes, produced in Ukraine (or with Ukraine's co-production participation) after January 1, 2016, are eligible for the national competition. Films which have been demonstrated in Ukraine are eligible for participation.
Ukrainian short films submitted to the national competition are also considered for participation in the international student and short competition programmes if they comply with the competition regulations. A Ukrainian premiere is a condition for participation in the international competition of Molodist.