Since 2002 this biennial festival has been run as a true international festival welcoming films from around the world, whereas previously the event was reserved for ‘non-aligned and other developing countries’.
The 17th Pyongyang International Film Festival was held in Pyongyang, DPRK, in September, 2019 with the stated aim of 'breaking new ground of film art by promoting exchange and cooperation between world film makers with the ideals of Independence, Peace and Friendship'.
Koryo Tours has worked closely with the festival organisers to expand and improve the range of films shown at the festival and thus seen by large numbers of locals (we screened 'Bend it like Beckham' to a total audeince of over 12,000.
Please download all the listed forms below and contact us for the address to send the .mov or Mp4 file or preferably DCP to:
Please note: DCP is the preferred screening format. Online submissions cannot be accepted
Koryo Tours is the official partner of the Pyongyang International Film Festival, which is now held every year in Pyongyang in September/October. Be there to see the glitz and glamour on Pyongyang¹s red carpet at the opening ceremony!
Koryo Tours' PIFF 2021 tours will attend the festive Opening Ceremony, meet people involved in the DPRK film industry, visit shooting locations for classic North Korean films in Pyongyang and Kaesong, and learn the subtle (or often not so subtle) message and cultural significance of DRPK cinema. Included in the tours are also a special film screening of Koryo Group's co-production 'Comrade Kim Goes Flying' (2012) in Pyongyang, and a Q&A with those involved in the film’s production and promotion. And of course you will also watch Korean and international films with a local audience!
Since 2002, this annual festival has been run as a true international festival welcoming films from around the world, whereas previously the event was reserved for ‘non-aligned and other developing countries’ including: Australia, France, Canada, Malaysia, China, Iran, Pakistan, UK, Mongolia, Thailand, Germany. Koryo Tours has worked closely with the festival organizers to expand and improve the range of films shown at the festival and thus seen by large numbers of the DPRK population. Together with the British Embassy and Ealing Studios, Koryo Tours have arranged for many films from around the world to be entered in competition, the most well-known include ‘Bend it like Beckham’ ‘Mr. Bean Disaster Movie’, ‘The March of the Penguins’, and ‘Bride and Prejudice’. Please note that the final program of events is not released until a few days before the start of the festival.
Contact Koryo Tours about visiting the festival (for questions about submissions please use the contact form below):Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pyongyang International Film Festival Tour!
dates to be confirmed: (Thursday – Wednesday)
5 nights in the DPRK + 1 on the train
From 1,049 EUR per person
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Pyongyang Grand Prix: Chinese Feature Film The Woman Behind The Man
Best Screenplay: Iranian Feature Film A Special Day
Best Direction: Russian Feature Film Salyut 7
Best Shooting: Indian Feature Film Ishiti
Best Actor: Chinese Feature Film The Woman Behind The Man
Best Actress: Chinese Feature Film Those Women
Best Figurant: Russian Feature Film Salyut 7, acting of Waleri
Best Figurante: Chinese Feature Film Those Women, acting of girl Hye
Best Art: Russian Feature Film Salyut 7
Best Music: Russian Feature Film Salyut 7
Best Technique: Chinese Feature Film Wolf Warrior 2
Best Musical Effect: Chinese Feature Film Wolf Warrior 2
Best Documentary: Italian documentary Politics of Bees
Best Short Film: Philippines short film Last Order
Best Animation: Korean Animation On A Day of Camping
SPECIAL JURY AWARD
Russian Feature Film Salyut 7
AWARDS FOR INFORMATIVE AND SPECIAL SCREENING
Indian Feature Film Rustom
Chinese Feature Film Cai Sheng Fang
Russian Feature Film Anna Karena, Vronsky’s Story
Chinese Feature Film The Founding of The Army
Chinese Feature Film Wu Kong
Korean Documentary Children sing in happiness
Korean Animation Sonbi and 3 Sons
Images from previous PIFF events