American Film Showcase featuring award-winning films to begin this week

Art & Culture
baljmaa.ts@montsame.gov,mn
2019-12-10 14:28:33

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. By the initiative of the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar and in partnership with Mongolian Film Institute (MFI), ‘American Film Showcase 2019’ will be launched under the theme of “Youth Empowerment” in honor of the United States – Mongolia Year of Youth 2019. 


The main purpose of this showcase is to bring the best American contemporary independent films to Mongolian audiences, while bringing highly-acclaimed American filmmakers and film experts to Mongolia to share their knowledge and build local capacity through a series of workshops, events, and activities.


American Film Showcase 2019 will feature 7 films at the iCinema theater from December 13-17, 2019 free of charge to the public. Cameron Yates, the director of the opening film “Chef Flynn”, will present his film while conducting other various local programming.  


The American Film Showcase brings award-winning contemporary American documentaries, independent fiction films, and documentary know-how to audiences around the world, offering a view of American society and culture as seen by independent filmmakers.  


Funded by a grant from the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and produced by the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts (SCA), the showcase highlights the value of film in fostering understanding and cooperation, dialogue, and debate around social issues.


Showcase program: 


13 December 2019 

19:00 - 20:30 Chef Flynn 

20:30 - 21:00 Q&A session with Director Cameron Yates


14 December 2019 

14:00 - 15:35 Half the Picture

16:30 - 18:00 In a Heartbeat; Inventing tomorrow 


15 December 2019 

14:00 - 15:30 Soar; Straight/Curve Redefining Body Image 

16:20 - 17:15 Mosquito: The Bite of Passage; Dream Big: Engineering our world 


16 December 2019 

19:00 - 21:00 Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton 


17 December 2019 

19:00 - 21:00 Pick of the Litter 


U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar