The 39th Molodist Festival Awarded The Winners

The 39th Molodist International Film Festival finished at the “Kyiv” cinema with the award ceremony and screening of “John Rabe” by Florian Gallenberger on Sunday. The festival ran from October 24 till November 1 in the capital of Ukraine. About 250 films were shown in three competition programs. Beside that, the audience of the festival could watch films of more than 20 non-competition programs.

The winners were resolved by the International Jury consisting of Head of the Jury, director Tony Gatlif, producer and film director Waldemar Dziki, poet and publisher Ivan Malkovych, director Vladimir Perisic, artist Aleksandr Vinogradov.

This year’s grand prix and the Scythian Deer were awarded to “La Pivellina” (A Girl) by Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel (Italy, Austria). The film “Gagma napiri” (The Other Bank) by George Ovashvili (Georgia) received prize for the best full-length feature, the film “Autonomy of the Will” by Antoine Cuypers (Belgium) became the best short film. The prize for the best student film was awarded ex-aequo to two films: “Kasia” by Elisabet Llado (Belgium) and “Signal” by Adrian Fluckiger (Switzerland).

FIPRESCI and FICC jury have unanimously awarded their prize to “Wolfy” by Vasiliy Sigaryov (Rusia). Audience award was given to the film “Love and Rage” by Morten Giese (Denmark). Prize for the contribution to development of Ukrainian cinema from International Charitable Fund “Ukraine 3000” has been awarded to composer Vadim Khrapachov.