Ulaanbaatar International Film Festival kicks off
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.