Pyongyang International Film Festival


Years running: 36 (since 1987)

Pyongyang International Film Festival

International Film Festival in Pyongyang


Pyongyang International Film Festival is an exciting international film event that highlights independent films, filmmakers, and screenwriters from around the globe. The Pyongyang International Film Festival ‘s mission is to help filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, enable the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema and promote their city as a major filmmaking center. They are known for being a diverse international film festival that supports emerging and established directors.


  • Feature Film Competition, 
  • Documentary and Short Film Competition, 
  • Special and Informative Screenings and Film Exchange.


Torch Prize for feature film competition,

  • Best film,
  • Direction,
  • Script,
  • Photography,
  • Actor,
  • Actress,
  • Art Design,
  • Music,
  • Technique.

Torch Prize for documentary and short film competition,

  • Direction,
  • Composition,
  • Photography.

Spesial prize of festival organizing committee
Special prize of international jury
Special screening prize


Feature film competition:

  • Film must have been produced after June, 2016,
  • Film over 70 min.

Documentary and short film competition:

  • Film must have been produced after june, 2016,

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out entry form;
  • Send DVD with submitted film by mail.

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement



North Korea

Official Website



Ryonghung 2 dong, Taesong District, Pyongyang, DPRK
Phone: 850 2 18111 (341-8034) 
Fax: 850 2 381 2100 / 4410 

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    June 30, 2019
  • Event Dates
    19 — 25 September 2019
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