According to the isolationistcountry's Korean Central News Agency, the line-up includes theatrical andmade-for-TV films - with a competition and special screenings for films "highlyregarded" at various international film festivals.
Although little else hasbeen announced from the so-called
The Pyongyang InternationalFilm and TV Programme market is also open for international exchange,co-production and technical cooperation.
The festival - known amongstKorean cinema aficionados as "the other PIFF" (in reference to the hugelysuccessful
The Korean Film Council(KOFIC) had also been in talks with the festival to send a comprehensiveentourage of South Korean film industry representatives, but virtually allNorth-South talks and exchange were interrupted in July when North Koreatest-launched seven missiles.
At the opening, thefestival's organising director Kang Neung-soo said: "It is greatly beneficialto have our filmmakers, charged with the heavy mission of leading the times,gathered in one place to share one another's experiences and strengthen cooperation."He went on to emphasise the importance of "rejecting the invasion of culturesof insolent ideologies and preserving one's own people's art and culture."
The festival's proclaimedideal is that of "