The first international festival Kyiv Lights Festival took place on May 12-14, 2017. It featured seven venues in the Ukrainian capital: Poshtova Ploshcha, Mykhailivska Ploshcha, Kontraktova Ploshcha, Andriivskyi uzviz, Kyoto Park, the Central Department Store (TsUM), and Parkovyi Pedestrian Bridge. Twenty-five video designers from Brazil, Germany, Indonesia, Spain, Mexico, Portugal, Romania, Chile, Switzerland, Japan, and Ukraine participated in the international 3D mapping contest. Seven VJs from Ukraine and Germany took part in the Live VJ mapping contest. The Kyiv Lights Festival-2017 was sponsored by Kyivstar, Ukraine’s largest mobile network operator, and supported by Kyiv City State Administration.

More than 200,000 Kyiv residents and tourists visited the KLF, undoubtedly making the festival Ukraine’s biggest art event with free admission in 2017.

Shortlist 2017

Rotar / Оберт
Marcelo Fica / Марсело Фіка
ModiFica, Chile / Чилі

Singing / Спів
Yaroslav Kostenko, Iryna Ilyinska /
Ярослав Костенко, Ірина Ільїнська

DizArt, Україна / Ukraine

Raven Party / Вечірка воронів
Svitlana Reinish / Світлана Рейніш
Ukraine / Україна

Diatribe Of The Unsense / Критика нісенітниць
Israel Lopez, Fátima Ramírez / Іcраель Лопес, Фатіма Рамірес
NullPixel, Mexico / Мексика

Octopus spirit / Дух восьминога
Ignat Radu / Ігнат Раду
Romania / Румунія

The Ghost House / Дім з примарою
Tetiana Litovka / Тетяна Литовка
Ukraine / Україна

One Half / Одна друга
Yulya Shamsheeva / Юлія Шамшеєва
Ukraine/ Україна

Life is going / Життя іде
SKILZ
Ukraine / Україна

Scanner Darkly / Помутніння
Miguel Angel Rivera / Мігель Ангел Рівера
Yocondo Ratio, Mexico / Мексика

Who am I? / Хто Я?
Anton Shevchenko / Антон Шевченко
Ukraine / Україна

ivy / плющ
FOX Studio / Студія FOX
Ukraine / Україна

OUR INTERNATIONAL JURI ANNOUNCED THE WINNERS OF THE KYIV LIGHTS FESTIVAL 2017

3D MAPPING CONTEST

1-st Place
Life is going / Життя іде
SKILZ
Ukraine/Kyiv / Україна/Київ

2-nd Place
Raven Party / Вечірка воронів
Svitlana Reinish / Світлана Рейніш
Ukraine/Kyiv /Україна/Київ

3-rd Place
ivy / плющ
FOX Studio / Студія FOX
Ukraine/Kyiv / Україна/Київ

VJ MAPPING CONTEST

1-st Place
Yaroslav Kostenko / Ярослав Костенко
VJ Yarkus
Україна/Запоріжжя / Ukraine/Zaporizhia

2-nd Place
Svitlana Reinish / Світлана Рейніш
VJ Reinish
Ukraine/Kyiv / Україна/Київ

3-rd Place
Ruslan Isaulenko / Руслан Ісауленко
VJ Dep
Ukraine/Kyiv / Україна/Київ

VIDEO GALLERY

3D MAPPING CONTEST

VJ MAPPING CONTEST

JURY

Ricardo Cançado

aka VJ Eletroiman, a director of the Festival Visual Brasil. He is the winner of many VJ contests and often participates in audiovisual festivals across the world including Czech Republic, Spain, Italy, France, Hungary, Switzerland and Brazil.

Nicola Pavone

aka Vj Luper, is a video artist, programmer and interactive media designer based in Prague. Nicola is a curator of the OFF section of SIGNAL Lights Festival in Prague and one of the organizers of BYOB Prague.

Michiyuki Ishita

is an artist, creative director, space designer, video creator, event planner and producer. He chairs Projection Mapping Association of Japan/PMAJ. He is an organizer of One minute Projection Mapping Competition. That’s an international video mapping contest held in Japan since 2012.

Yanina Prudenko

Ph.D., Associate professor at Department of Cultural Studies, National Pedagogical Dragomanov University. Yanina is also a curator at the Open Archive of the Ukrainian Media Art and the New Art School specializing in the media art education in Ukraine.

Yuriy Chornenkyy

Head of marketing communications department at Kyivstar. Yuriy’s portfolio embraces development of brands such as Kyivstar, Beck’s, life, Beeline Kz, jury member of Effie and Wow Done awards, best practice speaker at Effie, KMFR, video|photo producer, musician.

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1. Poshtova square

3D mapping contest – May 12, 13
VJing contest – May 14
21:00 – 23:00

2. Mykhailivska square

Light installation & Ukraine 360 Panoramic installation with the support of 1+1 Channel
12:00 – 23:00

3. Ministry of Foreign Affairs Building (Mykhailivska square)

Light installation on the building
21:00 – 23:00

4. Andriyivsky descent

Video installation
21:00 – 23:00

5. Kontraktova square, National Bank building

Projection show
21:00 – 23:00

6. Kontraktova square

Art installation by Craig Walsh
21:00 – 23:00

7. Parkovyi Bridge (Footbridge across the Dnipro river)

Light installation
21:00 – 23:00

8. Kyoto Park (Lisova metro station)

Light installations
21:00 – 23:00

9. TSUM (38 Khreshchatyk street)

Light show
21:00 – 23:00

10. Port Creative Hub (Naberezhno-Khreshchatytska, 10A)

Media-art exhibition “Changing routes. Waterways”
12:00 – 21:00

11. Art Prichal (Naberezhno-Khreshchatytska Pier №2)

Lecture program