The Molodist Kiev International Film Festival in Ukraine

The 36th edition of this festival, of which Unifrance is a partner, will take place from October 21 through 29, 2006.

With an international jury composed of seven members – this year led by John Irvin – the Molodist Kiev International Film Festival awards prizes to short films and features from around the world.

Six awards are presented at the closing ceremony of the Official Competition: the Grand Prize (the "Scythian Deer" statuette and a monetary prize of $10,000 USD) for the best film of the festival; the Best Feature Film award ($2,500); the Best Short Film award ($2,500); the Best Young Actor/Actress award ($1,000 presented by the French Embassy in Ukraine), and the Audience award ($2,500).

This year’s event showcases several French productions and co-productions in competition, including two feature films: "Play" by Alison Scherson, and "13-Tzameti" by Gela Babluani (who will be in attendance). Four short films feature among the selection: "Ce que je vous dois" (Carlito Films) by Olivier Bouffard, "L'Automne, c'est triste en été…" by Nicolas Boucart, "Les Voiliers du Luxembourg" by Nicolas Engel, and "Ovulacion!" by Anne-Sophie Salles.
"Le Fil des coups" by Benoit Tetelin will be presented in the Student Film Section (less than 45 minutes runtime).

A number of movie industry personalities will be Kiev to join the festival, including Claudie Ossard, producer of “Paris, je t’aime,” and the Ukrainian actress Olga Kurylenko, who played in “The Ring Finger” and is soon to light up the screens in “Le Serpent” by Eric Barbier.