Mongolian short film awarded ‘Special Mention’ At WHO ‘Health For All’ film festival

Art & Culture
baljmaa@montsame.gov.mn
2021-06-10 12:16:20

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Short film “Far Away” by Gantulga Battulga has been selected as “Special Mention” in the Health Emergency category at the second Health for All Film Festival of the World Health Organization from among 1300 submissions of 120 countries.


The jury of the Festival valued “Far Away” for portraying the outreach of the WHO global health targets as well as the implementation of the COVID-19 guidelines by the frontline health workers at the community level, delivering to the remote population, sustaining their cultural and ethnic heritage. Besides the film demonstrated high quality production values including imagery, sound, music and cinematography. More than 40% of the short films featured themes related to COVID-19.


The award ceremony was held on 14 May by virtual means accessible on HealthForAll link.