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08 Jun 2011

Mongolia and Germany sign MOU to increase cultural cooperation

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Goethe Institute and Arts Council of Mongolia signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote cultural dialogue, understanding, exchanges between Mongolia and Germany for the period of 2011-2013. During the period of the MOU, Goethe Institute Liaison Office in Mongolia and ACM will initiate and implement a series of capacity building and subject matter exchanges in the field of film, theatre, arts journalism, arts journalism,arts administration and policy.

In the presence of H.E. Mr.Pius Fischer, the ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to Mongolia and Mr. Jantsannorov. N, the chairman of Arts council of Mongolia, Ms. Heike Michel, Executive Director of Goethe-Institute of Mongolia, and Mrs. Ariunaa Tserenpil, director Arts Council of Mongolia, signed a memorandum of Understanding on Cultural Cooperation between the Goethe -Institute, Liaison Office in Mongolia and Arts Council of Mongolia on 20 April 2011.

For the period of 2011-2013, the partnership of the two organizations is going to focus on film and arts journalism within the GL and ACM will conduct a series of training programs for emerging filmmakers on the subject of modern filmmaking led by experts of German film academies. The participants who have written scripts or have produced the short films (5-10min) under the theme of "Culture Change" after the training, they will be eligible to compete for the chance of participating in international film festivals and other special prizes provided by GL and ACM.

Another facet of the program focuses on journalist, who will have the opportunity to attend special writing seminars to hone their skills on how to reflect arts in the media. These series of seminars will feature renowned writers in their field to share their experience and expertise.

The Geothe-Institute, as the cultural institute of the Federal republic of Germany. brings the multifaceted image of Germany to the world stage. The GL monitors trends in Germany, encourages cultural collaboration across the globe by organizing programs of events, and contributes to various festivals and exhibitions in the fields of film, dance, theatre, journalis and other specialized topics. the Liaison office has been operating in Mongolia since 2008 and officially opened in October 2009.

Source: Arts Council of Mongolia

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