MOLODIST KIFF ANNOUNCES NEW ANNUAL FESTIVAL DATES ACCORDING TO FIAPF DECISION
Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival announces new annual dates. The festival will take place in the last week of May. This decision was agreed by festival management, International Federation of Film Producers Associations FIAPF and Kyiv City Council.
We were discussing the matter with the international film community for over a year. Since the festival is accredited by FIAPF, it was necessary for every member of the federation to approve the new festival dates. The decision to have the festival in spring is finally agreed and approved now.
We plan to hold the special event "Molodist. Prologue” on October 21-22, 2017. During these days, we present the new Molodist-47 Festival in May.
Andrii Khalpakhchi, General Director of Molodist KIFF:
“In the film world festival dates are the matter of discussion. Top world festivals should coordinate all their events during the year, so that cinema industry workers could participate in it. We are happy that colleagues from FIAPF, Berlin, Cannes and Venice Film Festivals supported us as much as Kyiv City Council".
Vladyslav Liasovskyi, the Head of Supervisory board of Molodist KIFF:
“In the world festival schedule Molodist KIFF was always associated with autumn. In addition, film festivals in Rome, Vienna, Warsaw and London take place at the same time. We change our festival dates to optimize the intensive October schedule. Spring also gives us many possibilities for extra events. We think spring is the ideal month for tourism in Kyiv, so we would be able to present the city to our guests in better way. Molodist KIFF will take Place on the Day of Kyiv. It's symbolic because Kyiv International Film Festival is a key event for the city, as Berlinale is for Berlin or Cannes Film Festival for Cannes."
Therefore, the new dates for the 47th Molodist KIFF are: May 27 to June 3, 2018. More information about the program of Molodist KIFF in May 2018 and the special event “Molodist. Prolog" in October 2017 will be announced at the press conference in early September. We will announce the exact date of the press conference in the near future.