WELCOME TO ULAANBAATAR INTERNATIONAL FILM FEFSTIVAL!
Ulaanbaatar International Film Festival (UBIFF), aiming to develop the art of cinema in Mongolia, to expand international cooperation of filmmakers and to bring films that have been selected and won awards at prestigious world festivals to the Mongolian audience, will be organized on October 16-22, 2023.
City Mayor’s Office, City Arts and Culture Department in cooperation with Arts Council of Mongolia have organized Mongolian film competition Khangarid since the beginning of the festival. With Mongolian National Film Council becoming one of the main organizers starting this year, Mongolian Film Competition will substantially expand. Thus, UBIFF is presenting awards in 11 nominations, compared to last year’s four nominations.
In 2023, the focus country is Switzerland, and UBIFF will screen three outstanding works by Swiss filmmakers.
UBIFF has been partnering closely with Locarno Festival in Switzerland, one of the most prominent international film festivals. 2023 marks a new beginning as UBIFF begins a partnership with Visions du Réel, an internationally renowned documentary film festival held in April each year in Nyon, Switzerland, organizing a documentary film workshop and a forum. They will help make documentary film genre more appealing to Mongolian professionals and familiarize them with the documentary specificities and opportunities.
UBIFF presents award-winning films from A-list festivals around the world. 15th edition of UBIFF will present 10 films in the International Film Section. In addition to screenings, UBIFF is going to organize film forum, trainings and workshops to strengthen the filmmakers’ capacity.
We await you at the Ulaanbaatar International Film Festival!