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Golden Reel International Underground Film Festival takes place

By B.ERDENESUVD

The Golden Reel International Underground Film Festival was held at Student Theater of Mongolian State University of Arts and Culture on June 21.
The festival was a day-long event starting from 11 a.m. and ending with an award ceremony at 7 p.m. Many interesting looking people, who were evidently art house movie buffs, gathered at the event and enthusiastically discussed films during breaks. The festival was hosted by Golden Reel Community. The community first held the event in 2013 under the name “Mongolian Underground Film Festival”.

This year, Golden Reel Community screened all the short films that were entered for the underground festival, which was criticized by many. The community decided to pre-select short films before showing them to the audience at next year’s festival.
The festival screened 33 underground short films in the competition, four short films which were not in competition, and introduced five of the world’s best short movies: “It’s Such a Beautiful Day” by Don Hertzfeldt, “Serious Games 1” by Harun Farocki, “Creme 21” by Eve Heller, “Day and Night” by Ken Jacobs, and “Heart of the World” by Gay Maddin. The festival started with the hour long movie “It’s Such a Beautiful Day”.
The short film entries received awards in five categories; Golden Reel Grand Prix, Best Narrative Film, Best Non-narrative Film, and Best Animation and Jury Prize.
The Grand Prix was won by “Window” by Bat-Erdene Batchuluun, which explores the idea of the fluid characteristics of people and nature.
The Best Narrative award went to “Endless” by Tuvshintugs Badral. The Best Non-narrative was won by “Globalization” by Erdenejargal Gereldavaa. “Globalization” is a three chapter film showing the artist’s unique perspective. It was inspired by “Notre Musique” by Jean Luc Godard.
“Metronome” by Margad Sosor won the Best Animation award.
The Jury Prize went to “0” by Gantumur Enkhtumur. The film is an unexpected and artistic film which showed that it is impossible for connected things to exist without each other.
The underground films will soon be airing on various television channels and the world’s best short films are readily available online.

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