During the five days of the festival – from the 5 to 9 August– there will be 12 offline and 4 online programs with almost 200 films from around the world – from the United States to all the way to Vietnam.
Forget about queues, hugs, and festival parties – during the age of social distancing this year’s festival will show only twelve screenings at the cinemas and four screenings on the website. The talks and Q&As will all be online, as safety and caring for the community are their main priorities.
Therefore, KISFF 2020 will take place in the big hall of Kyiv Rus cinema with a reduced capacity of 25%. They will allow only 300 people each day with only two screenings per day. The intervals between showings will be long enough to avoid crowds and ensure safety.
This year’s selection deals with issues of global consumption, environmentalism, gentrification, and information overload, as well as, the topic of isolation and yearning for cinemas, a relevant theme for these trying times.
The festival will be accessible, provided that all the MHU conditions are fulfilled. For more information, you will be able to find answers to frequently asked questions regarding rules regulating festival attendance, security measures, and online events in the F.A.Q. section on their site.