About Festival

Kyiv International Film Festival KINOLITOPYS

(Kyiv International Film Festival “Kinolitopys”, KIFF “Kinolitopys”, KIFFKinolitopys) is an annual festival created in 2001 in Kyiv.

KIFFKinolitopys is contemporaneous cinema event created by Public Organisation “Litopys” with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine, the Main Department of Culture, the Kyiv City State Administration, the Central State Film and Photo Archive of Ukraine named after G.S.Psenychnyy, Institute of Ecohygiene and Toxicology named after L.I. Medved. KIFFKinolitopys is not involved in any political and cultural organisations and has its own independent platform.

Festival screenings take place at the main cinema staging of the Ukrainian capital – “Budyunok Kino”.

The representatives of Ukrainian and World cinematography, art and culture are awarded annually for their contribution to the treasury of international enlightenment achievements by KYIV KNIGHT ORDER “MAESTRO”. 

Over the past 20 years, were numerous regional programs KINOLITOPYS | ECHOE. Festival films were shown in numerous Ukrainian cities, towns and villages. And also abroad – Russia, Moldova, Japan, South Korea, Bulgaria, Portugal, Italy.

Special program KINOLITOPYS | STREET SCREENINGS take place between annual main Festival event together with Kyiv Districts’s Administrations, in the central squares of the capital.

A separate event at the festival is the International student’s competition FIRST STEPS IN CINEMATOGRAPHY, where students from all over the world have the opportunity to create their own playground for film dialogue.

The main Awards of the KIFFKinolitopys are :

Grand-Prix KYIV FILM AWARD “GOLDEN SOFIA FRESCO” for best Feature film

Grand-Prix KYIV FILM AWARD “GOLDEN SOFIA FRESCO” for best Documentary film

KYIV FILM AWARD “GOLDEN SHOT” — “ALL FOR SHOT“ (not annual AWARD) for very special film, mostly documentary, which has been made in very dangerous conditions or lifetime film.

KYIV FILM AWARD “SILVER SHOT” for best cameraman’s work in Feature film

KYIV FILM AWARD “SILVER SHOT” for best cameraman’s work in Documentary film

KYIV FILM AWARD for best director’s work in Feature film

KYIV FILM AWARD for best director’s work in Documentary film

KYIV FILM AWARD for Best Actor

KYIV FILM AWARD for Best Actress

KYIV FILM AWARD “POCHATOK” for best student film