The 33rd edition of the Kiev (Kyiv) International Film Festival Molodist (Oct 25-Nov 2), will host its first Talent Campus, in association with, and modelled on the Berlinale Talent Campus.

Following the success of the Berlinale Talent Campus which was launched in February 2003, the Kiev Festival developed its own talent campus to "bring young filmmakers to a better understanding of the global process of film production."

According to the festival, the main goal of the Talent Campus is to share professional knowledge and create opportunities for participants to interact with influential contemporary filmmakers.

The programme is aimed at young Ukrainian and international filmmakers and will include a series of master classes and workshops by Erzy Hoffman, Jos Stelling, Jimmy Muramaki and many others. There will also be seminars on filmmaking and presentations by the Berlinale Talent Campus and Norway's House of Young Filmmakers.

Part of the Molodist Talent Campus will be to produce 3 shorts on Digital Betacam during the course of the festival. In collaboration with production studio Esse House and TV Channel 1+1, the films will debut at the festival's closing gala and will also be screened during next year's Berlinale Talent Campus.