Kyiv Film Festival (Ukraine) is an international ๐—œ๐— ๐——๐—• ๐—ค๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜†๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด film festival.

The goal of Kyiv Film Festival is to encourage emerging movie makers for new film making by appreciating their work.
We accept all genres of films from all over the world.
Our mission is to support filmmakers, recognize their hard work, and Award them so that they are more inspired to keep telling amazing stories.

We award the best independent filmmakers after a comprehensive evaluation process.

"Award of Achievement" in different Genres and categories:
Drama Feature
Drama Short
Drama Short Student
Comedy/Dramedy Feature
Comedy/Dramedy Short
Comedy/Dramedy Short Student
Action/Thriller Feature
Action/Thriller Short
Action/Thriller Short Student
Horror Feature
Horror Short
Horror Short Student
SCI-FI Feature
SCI-FI Short
SCI-FI Short Student
Animation Feature
Animation Short
Animation Short Student
Foreign Feature
Foreign Short
Foreign Short Student
Documentary Feature

- The number of awards varies on the basis of the submission we receive.
- Each winner will be contacted and sent the winner Laurels and Award certificate.
- Each film has to be submitted to at least one genre, then they qualify for additional categories

Russian or Ukrainian subtitles are welcome
By entering Festival you agree to all festival rules and terms.

ยท Entries must be in English or โ€“ Subtitled, dubbed in English.
ยท Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories.
ยท All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway. Please donโ€™t send discs or any downloadable files to us.
ยท Works in progress are accepted
ยท Entries will not be returned
ยท Entry fees are non-refundable

By submitting a work for consideration (a Work), entrant hereby grants the Festival the following non-exclusive, irrevocable rights:
To exhibit and publicly-perform portions of the Work, as selected by the Festival, on the Festivals website(s);
To use and display the names, voices, photographs, likenesses, and biographies of the entrant and the Works director and producer for advertising, publicizing, and promoting the Works in any media now or hereafter known throughout the universe;
To use, publicly display, and publicly perform moving images and stills from the Works for advertising, publicizing, and promoting the Works in any media now or hereafter known throughout the universe.

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

Entrant hereby represents and warrants that as of the submission of this Entry Form and at all times thereafter: Entrant has all requisite power, authority, and approvals to sign this Entry Form and grant the rights granted in this Entry Form; Entrant has all right, title, and interest in and to the Work for the purposes outlined in this Entry Form, and has cleared all copyrighted material (e.g., music and stock footage) included in the Work; Neither the Work nor any of its elements infringes upon the copyrights or trademarks of any person or entity; and The exhibition and public performance of the Work will not violate the rights to privacy of any person, constitute defamation against any person, or in any other way violate the rights of any person or entity.

INDEMNIFICATION

Entrant hereby indemnifies the Festival its successors, licensees, assigns, officers, directors, employees, and any representatives thereof, against any and all claims, expenses, losses, or damages (including reasonable attorneys fees) incurred by reason of the breach of the foregoing representations and warranties.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IN NO EVENT

The Festival will not be held responsible for any inclusion of uncleared materials in your film. It is the sole responsibility of the entity submitting the project to secure permission from the copyright holder of the material in question, whether it is music, stock footage, or any other elements that could violate an existing copyright. I hereby warrant that all consents and permissions have been obtained from all persons, actors, producers and copyright holders for the aforementioned material and all other components included in the film. I hereby agree to defend, indemnify and hold the Festival and its officers and directors harmless from all liabilities, claims, demands, causes of action and damages including, without limitation, reasonable attorneysโ€™ fees and costs arising from any breach of this Agreement by me or the Company and any intellectual property infringement actions arising from the Film, the actors and content therein.

The filmmaker understand/agree that acceptance of my film does not guarantee airline or hotel accommodations for talent or production crew and no costs or expenses shall be tendered by the Festival unless the Festival in its sole discretion elects to tender the expenses.

All information included on this submission application will be utilized in the program guide and the website.

The Festival reserves the right to change screening times and locations at their discretion. I acknowledge that the Festival has not tendered to me any representations or warranties regarding any screening of my film, success of my film, any prizes, awards or any other compensation.

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  • I'm truly honored to have my horror feature "Box of Glass" win for best feature screenplay! Thank you so much!

    September 2022
  • It seems like festival really existed some years ago, seeing the photos from previous events and info from the website. But no anymore. This year (2022) our film was chosen. Yet no event were held at all. I received a link for so called screening page, but it looks super sketchy and cheap, asking for 100$ subscription (https://worldfilmpresentation.com)
    Also I noticed that website of the festival has some troubles with text in Ukrainian (I am myself from Kyiv), looks like it was translated to Ukrainian from some other language, and the "address" of the festival is just a big mall. So, I really have no idea who are the creators of this and where are they from.
    I'm honored to be selected anyway, but disappointed because there were no event and no festival (neither online nor offline). Maybe it was different previous years but the whole picture still looks very sketchy, better save your money.

    August 2022
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    Response from festival:

    First of all, thank you for the feedback you have given, which, once published, will automatically close the festival from the Filmreeway side. But if this does not happen by some miracle, the festival will continue its work. Filmfreeway is set up to neither protect nor support festivals, but only protect filmmakers and support these kinds of squealing messages that aim to destroy rather than build. Let's start with the fact that if you are really from Ukraine, then you know what is going on and happening there now. And there can be no talk of any real festival now held in any Ukraine theatre. Everything can only be done online. And the festival was held online. Here it is: https://worldfilmpresentation.com/KyivFilmFestival That is, films were chosen, they were shown to those who are registered on this aggregator and were awarded. Unregistered users like you will of course not see the films and the festival. You need to enter and regester on this agregator to see the festival. Regarding the pages of the site... Yes, we had a group of programmers and specialists who maintained the portal from Ukraine. But some of them simply left the places where they lived. Some were kiled. For example, here is just 1 video sent to us by one of our programmers about what happened to their houses and the street where they lived:
    http://skrinshoter.ru/s/020822/JDgJ93J5
    (Youtube don't allow such videos - and if you need it - we can try to send it to you, but gmail can also block it). The f****** global system which controls everything in the world now - blockes everything that it against them.
    If all this is not enough for you - write to us in support directly and stop slandering us through FilmFreeway. Although it doesn't matter. Since after such a slander as you wrote - Freefreeway blocks and closes the festivals anyway. By the way, this year he made our festival non-public, completely unaware of what is happening in Ukraine, and thus put a label that the festival is cursed and hated ... So, in fact, it was closed even before you ... Well, you their letter has already put a bold point. Well, as if finished off the corpse. But good luck to you, love. And God is your judge.

  • Scott A. Galeski

    Very honored to screen as part of the Kyiv Film Festival.

    July 2022
  • We're deeply honored to have won Best Script, thank you. That they did the festival in spite of the unfathomable challenges they face is truly remarkable. Courage and art go hand in hand. Thank you, Kyiv, for showing the world how to do it - and for putting on a fantastic festival!

    July 2022
  • A very well-run festival throughout the years and devoted to the craft we all love so much. Thank you for all your efforts, Dir. Alyoshin Evgeniy and team KFF!

    July 2022