The 1st Kyiv International Film Festival (KIFF) will be held in Kyiv since May, 29 till June, 3 2009. Bogdan Stupka the founder and president of the festival promised that it will become annual.
More than 35 films from 20 countries will be presented in competition and out-of-competition program. Famous Polish film director Krzysztof Zanussi will be this year’s President of the Jury. Alexander Proshkin, Levan Uchaneshveeli, Ivar Kalnyn’sh, Ruslana Pysanka, Ivan Forgach, Tetiana Bovkalova are on the jury of Kyiv Film Festival.
The program of the Festival includes competition and out-of-competition part, retrospectives, press conferences represent situation of cinema process, meetings with filmmakers, talent campuses etc.
Inauguration of the 1st Kyiv International Film Festival will be held at Ivan Franko National Theatre in May 29, 2009. Some famous film director whose name is a secret for the moment was invited to this ceremony. Film screenings and events of the festival will be held in Kyiv Cinema House and Zhovten cinema.