Ulaan­baatar In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val kicks off

The UB Post - - SPORTS & CULTURE -

The 9th Ulaan­baatar In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val (UBIFF) com­menced with the screen­ing of “The Chil­dren of Genghis” on Oc­to­ber 10.

The gen­eral or­ga­nizer of the 9th UBIFF is the Arts Coun­cil of Mon­go­lia and coor­ga­niz­ers are the Ulaan­baatar Mayor’s Of­fice, Ulaan­baatar Cul­ture and Arts Au­thor­ity, and the Mongolian Film In­dus­try Coun­cil.

World-class movies are be­ing screened for Mongolian au­di­ences from Oc­to­ber 10 to 15 at the UBIFF at Tengis Cin­ema. The pre­sented movies have been show­cased in over 20 coun­tries and have won awards at highly pres­ti­gious in­ter­na­tional film fes­ti­vals such as the Cannes Film Fes­ti­val and Ber­lin In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val.

The fes­ti­val chooses one coun­try as a fo­cus coun­try. This year’s fo­cus is on the USA, with the coun­try’s themed day pre­sent­ing three Amer­i­can films on Oc­to­ber 11.

On Oc­to­ber 12, French con­tem­po­rary films “Ava”, “Bloody Milk and “A Vi­o­lent Life” were screened.

Bel­gian di­rec­tor Peter Brosens was named the fo­cus di­rec­tor of the UBIFF and his films were screened at the fes­ti­val.

The UBIFF was first in­tro­duced in 2003 and has been grow­ing in pop­u­lar­ity and scope ever since. The fes­ti­val’s aim is to trans­form the city into a plat­form for sup­port­ing artis­tic ex­cel­lence and to bring world-class cin­ema to Mongolian au­di­ences, ac­cord­ing to the Arts Coun­cil of Mon­go­lia.

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