Sakhiya Byamba

Field of Practice:

Video / Film / New Media

City, Country:

Ulan Bator, Mongolia


2002, 2003


Jan 2002 - June 2002

Born 1962 in Ulaanbaatar/Mongolia.

Studied mathematics at the State University of Irkutsk/Russia and at the All Russian State Institute of Cinematography in Moscow/Russia.

1996-97 teacher at the film school of Ulaanbaatar. Since 1997 working as a freelance cinematographer and film director.

Numerous films and documentaries, including: Poets of Mongolia (documentary, international film festivals in Brussels, Paris and Bombay, 1999), Real Man Eat Meat (short fiction, international film festivals in Clermont-Ferrand/France and Tampere/Finland, 1998) and State of Dogs (documentary, many international film festivals worldwide, 1997).

1999 winner of the »Goo Maral«, award for the best documentary film of Mongolia for Poets of Mongolia. 1997 winner of numerous prizes for State of Dogs, including: »Grand Prix Nyon« (Switzerland), »Critics Award« (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and »Special Jury Award« (St. Petersburg, Russia).

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