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Monday, 11 October 2010 16:12

The East Meets West Film Forum and Festival has finished in Mongolia
East Meets West Film Forum and Festival (EMWFFF) was held in UIaanbaatar, Mongolia from October 5 – 8, 2010.
It wasn’t competition program on the festival. The aim was to bring together filmmakers and film industry professionals from Asia, Europe, Central Asia, the USA and Mongolia for this very special event.
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.
On the festival following films were presented:
«Opening night film» by B.Baatar, Mongolia, 2010
«Cut up - school» by Bernard Laurent, France, 2010
«Antique» by Min Kyu-Dong,  Korea, 2008
«Slovenian girl» by Damjan Kozole, Slovenia-Germany, 2009
«The light thief» by Aktan Arym Kubat, Kyrgyzstan, 2010
«No subtitles: Lazsko+Vilmos» by James Chressanthis, USA, 2008
«Mundane history» by Anocha Suwichakornpong, Thailand, 2009
«Experiment of the cross» by Vladimir Tyulkin, Taras popov, Kazakhstan, 1995
«Chemo» by Pawel Lozinski, Poland, 2009
In a coup for up-and-coming local filmmakers, one day forum explored the current challenges faced by the film industry and include workshops on international co-productions, distribution and festivals. This was followed by a day session for young Mongolian filmmakers to present their works to the international panel to receive feedback and advice.
Film «The light thief» by Kyrgyz director Aktan Arym Kubat on the festival was presented by Isakbekov Ulan, manager director of Cinema Development Fund. According to him, the festival audience was delighted with film, they were acclaiming in the standing, some of them were crying.
 Own information and photo:  the participants of the East Meets West Film Forum and Festival