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engaging local artists, introducing international cinema
Mongolia's Underground Film Competition evolved into the Golden Reel International Underground Film Festival, as its scope was extended to feature films by celebrated international experimental filmmakers outside the competition.
The festival was held on June 21, 2014 in the auditorium of the University of Culture and Arts of Mongolia. It kicked off with the premiere of Don Herzfeldt's It's Such a Beautiful Day. The other out-of-competition screenings included premieres of the following short films:
Three films made by the members of the Altan Khalis Association were also presented.
33 short films made by a promising group of local talent competed in the categories of narrative, non-narrative, and animation. Films were screened in two sections during the festival, separated by intermissions.
At the awards ceremony at the end of the festival, jurors and sponsors announced the winners of Grand Prize, Special Jury Prize, and The Best of Each Category.
Byamba Sakhya, who won the top prize of the 18th Busan International Film Festival with his film Remote Control, headed the jury. Amos Poe, a renowned representative of American underground cinema, served as an online juror. The other members of the jury included author Ayurzana Gun-Aajav, artist Dalkh-Ochir Yo., filmmaker and the founder of the Altan Khalis Association Ikhbayar Shagdarsuren, and editor of Goodali Magazine Amarmend Amarsanaa.
- Introducing great masters to the Mongolian eager audience
- Discovering new talents who went on to make films in our next edition.
- Increased understanding of avant-garde cinema