‘I am the Sun’ wins Best Picture at Ulaanbaatar Int’l Film Festival

Art & Culture
2019-10-18 16:50:52

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. 11th Ulaanbaatar International Film Festival is currently running until October 20. This year, the film festival is coinciding with the 380th anniversary of the Ulaanbaatar city. 

On October 16, 'Khangarid' (Khan Garuda) award ceremony of the film festival was organized at the Tengis Cinema. The Best Screenplay award went to ‘Khiimori’ Mongolian film by G.Erdenebileg and Best Director became J.Sengedorj of ‘I am the Sun’. In addition, A.Ganchimeg and D.Gantsetseg won the Best Producer award with ‘Warm Heart’ film and the ‘I am the Sun’ film by J.Sengedorj won the Best Picture award. 

‘I am the Sun’ is a family movie that tells stories about family relationships taking place in Mongolian society since the 1990s and how much the use of internet and video games affects the lives of children. The film was also selected in to take part in the competition of the 24th Schlingel International Film Festival of Dresden, Germany this year. 

Also at the ceremony, prominent Mongolian film director and writer G.Jigjidsuren is honored with ‘Khangardi’ award for his valuable contribution to the Mongolian film industry. 

Related: Ulaanbaatar International Film Festival opens

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