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Tuesday, 05 October 2010 15:55

First international film forum and festival to be held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
 
The Arts Council of Mongolia (ACM) is pleased to announce the inaugural East Meets West Film Forum and Festival (EMWFFF) to be held in UIaanbaatar, Mongolia from October 5 – 8, 2010.
 
With support from the Asia-Europe Foundation and the Open Society Institute, ACM will bring together filmmakers and film industry professionals from Asia, Europe, Central Asia, the USA and Mongolia for this very special event, the first of its kind ever to be held in the country.
 
The film industry in Mongolia is currently in a state of flux, and local filmmakers struggle to make an impact at an international level. As such, ACM identified a great need to bring support and recognition from the global filmmaking community to Mongolia.
 
A panel of international guests has been invited to meet in Ulaanbaatar to share ideas, screen films and work with Mongolian filmmakers to further the local industry. East Meets West will consist of film screenings with post-viewing discussion and Q+A sessions, a day forum focused on the global film industry and workshops for up-and-coming Mongolian filmmakers.
 
In 2009, ACM held the Mini Margaret Mead Documentary Film Festival which received a great  response from local audience starved of access to quality film.
 
Film «The light thief» by Kyrgyz director Aktan Arym Kubat included in the festival program and will be presented by Isakbekov Ulan, manager director of Cinema Development Fund.  The film will be screened on 7 October, 2010.

 

 

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