Starting Thursday April 23rd: The 2015 American Film Showcase in Mongolia Begins at Tengis Cinema


The U.S Embassy in Ulaanbaatar is partnering with Arts Council of Mongolia to organize the 2015 American Film Showcase (AFS) in Mongolia.

For the 2015 AFS Mongolia, award-winning American movies, subtitled in Mongolian, will be screened at Tengis Cinema April 23 – 26, free of charge and open to the public. For detailed program with film descriptions, please click here (PDF 2.51 MB – Get Adobe Reader).

Film Schedule

All films will be shown at Hall 3 of Tengis Cinema, free of charge

Thursday, April 23 7:00 p.m.
Uranium Drive-In, 2015 AFS Mongolia Feature Film,
with a discussion with the film’s director, Suzan Beraza, who has travelled to Mongolia

Friday, April 24 7:00 p.m.
Herblock: The Black & The White

Saturday, April 25 5:00 p.m.
No Look Pass

Saturday, April 25 7:00 p.m.
Middle of Nowhere 

Sunday, April 26 5:00 p.m.
Let Them Wear Towels

As part of the Showcase, we are bringing the director of the 2015 AFS feature film, Uranium Drive-In, Suzan Beraza, as well as director Tim Skousen. Pairing a film expert and filmmaker allows the activities to go beyond screenings and Q&A sessions, to include workshops and master classes for Mongolian filmmakers, students, and the public.

Educational Programming For the Public:

Thursday, April 23 4:00 p.m.
Talk: Filmmaking and Social Change
Expert: Tim Skousen
Location: American Corner in the UB City Libraryy
*This is an English-language talk.

Friday, April 24 2:30 p.m.
Talk: Writing About Film: Plot and Subtext
This talk is designed to benefit arts & culture journalists and aspiring journalists
Expert: Tim Skousen
Location: American Corner in the UB City Library

Saturday, April 25 10:00 a.m.
Talk and discussion: All About Film Festivals
Expert: Suzan Beraza
Location: American Corner in the UB City Library

Saturday, April 25 12:00 p.m.
Workshop: Short Storytelling Through Film and Video
This workshop will help anyone interested in improving their film and digital video skills and will teach attendees to tell a story in a short amount of time.  If  are an NGO looking to get your message out through social media, you are an aspiring filmmaker, or if you are already producing  videos, this workshop can help you.
Experts: Suzan Beraza and Tim Skousen
Location: American Corner in the UB City Library

The American Film Showcase brings award-winning contemporary American documentaries, feature films and animated shorts to audiences around the world, offering a view of American society and culture as seen by independent filmmakers.

Funded by a grant from the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, the Showcase highlights the value of film in fostering understanding and cooperation, dialogue and debate.