The 45th International Film Festival "Molodist" is coming to an end. On October 31, the Ivan Franko National Academic Drama Theatre hosted the closing ceremony of the festival, where the jury announced this year’s winners, report the festival's web site.
The Grand Prix of the 45th Kyiv International Film Festival "Molodist" and the certificate for the amount of $10,000 was awarded to the film "Princess", dir. Tali Shalom Ezer, (Israel).
The winner of the international full-length competition is the film "Pikadero", dir. Ben Sherrock (UK, Spain) – it received a prize and a certificate for $1,250.
Another winner of the full-length competition is the film "Ixcanul", dir. Jairo Bustamante (Guatemala, France) – it received a prize and a certificate for $1,250.
The award for best film in the international short competition went to "Pinky", dir. Tomasz Cichoń (Poland). It was awarded a certificate for the amount of $2,500.
The special award of the jury went to the film "Milky Brother", dir. Vahram Mkhitaryan (Poland, Armenia) and the film "De Smet", dir. Wim Goedens, Thomas Boertin (Netherlands, Belgium).
The first place in the student international competition went to "Discipline", dir. Christophe M. Saber (Switzerland).
The special award of the jury went to the film "How I Didn’t Become a Piano Player," dir. Tommaso Pitta (UK).
The winner of the contest "Sunny Bunny" (special program for films on LGBT topic) is the film "Sworn Virgin", dir. Laura Bispuri (Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Albania, Kosovo). Special diplomas of “Sunny Bunny” were awarded to "Stories of Our Lives", dir. Jim Chuchu (Kenya, South Africa) and "The Summer of Sangaylé", dir. Alanté Kavaïté (Lithuania, France, Netherlands).
International Film Festival "Molodist" annually takes plase in Kyiv. In 2014, while showing one of the films of "Sunny Bunny" contest, two young men from far right circles threw a smoke grenade, which caused massive fire in "Zhovten" cinema in the downtown of Kyiv. The cinema was restored in October 2015, however it rejected to cooperate with the film festival.