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Korean Film Studio
Korean Film Studio, founded on February 6, Juche 36 (1947), is the revolutionary site associated with the immortal leadership exploits of President Kim Il Sung, father of the socialist Korea, and Chairman Kim Jong Il, genius of the arts and literature, and the comprehensive film production base that plays a leading role in developing the Juche-oriented cinematic art. Busy as he was leading the building of new Korea, Kim Il Sung paid deep attention to developing the national cinematic art and personally chose the site. Under the warm care and wise leadership of Kim Jong Il who embodied the Juche-oriented idea of Kim Il Sung on the arts and literature, it was developed into the comprehensive film production base covering an area of over 1 000 000 square meters. Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un is wisely leading the studio to open up a new heyday of Juche-oriented cinematic art as required by the times and the developing revolution. In order to live up to his trust in them with production of more masterpieces, all staffs of the studio are making vigorous efforts. The studio is fully equipped, raging from modern indoor studios, rooms for recording , editing, computer image processing and trick shots for special effect, and over 1 000 facilities and more than 10 000 devices and tools, various kinds of clothes and properties to shops, restaurants, sanatorium, kindergarten and nursery. Talented producers and artists have produced many famous films including “The Flower Girl” which was awarded with the special prize and the special medal in the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 1972, “The Nation and Destiny” that is the monumental work of age and a world-famous film, and other feature films such as “Pyongyang Nalpharam”, “The Story of Our Home”, “My Father”and “Unqualified Sense of Duty”, thus demonstrating the potentiality of the country's cinema art. The studio is making efforts to strengthen exchange and cooperation with its foreign partners through ordered production and joint production.
Korean April 25 Film Studio
Established in May Juche 48 (1959) under the meticulous care of the great leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, the Korean April 25 Film Studio is mainly engaged in the production of war films. The studio, true to the instructions of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un that the cinema field plays a significant role in educating the people, creating a vibrant atmosphere across the society and propelling the revolution and construction, portrays the realities of the country in which the beautiful traits of unity between army and people and between officers and men are fully displayed. Its works are greatly inspiring the army and people who are closely rallied behind the Party and the leader and struggling to hasten the final victory in the revolutionary cause of Juche. It has several large and small indoor and outdoor studios, those for sound shooting, trick shot and underwater photography, remote-controlled lighting facilities, the rooms for recording, make-up and edition. Staffed with talented artistes and creators, the studio has so far produced films of various themes, including “Morning Star”, “A Broad Bellflower”,“Traces of Life”and "Footprints of Military Service".
Korean April 26 Animation Studio
The Korean April 26 Animation Studio was founded in September Juche 46 (1957) on the initiative of and under the guidance of the President Kim Il Sung, and has developed into a leading animation producer thanks to the Chairman Kim Jong Il's wise leadership and meticulous care. Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un is wisely leading the studio to produce interesting animations of various themes and styles suited to the psychological features of the children and ideological feelings of the people, which help educate them in the Korean-nation-first, collectivism, class awareness, cultivate faculties for scientific judgment and reasoning and logical thinking, and possess beautiful and ennobling spiritual and moral traits. It has produced animations based on stories told by peerlessly great persons of Mt. Paektu, such as “Blue Spring”, “A Butterfly and a Cock”, “A Gold Nugget and Maize Cakes”, “Bears' Village and Hares' Village” and “The Story of Two Generals” and multi-part animation “Boy General”, historical animation “Ko Jumong” and those of historical and other themes. They are winning favours among not only the children but also grown-ups, as they give vivid explanations of time-honoured history of the Korean nation and its brilliant culture and traditions. It has talented creators with originality and attraction, excellent representation skills and high speed, thus demonstrating around the world high levels of animation production techniques our country has attained. It is now actively engaged in co-production and production on order with many countries on the credit-first principle.
Korean Documentary and Science Film Studio
The Korean Documentary and Science Film Studio, founded and developed under the meticulous guidance of the great leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, is an efficient production base of documentaries which records the course of victory covered by the Worker's Party of Korea and the DPRK in a vivid way, and a national storehouse. It produces documentaries associated with the revolutionary activities of the peerlessly great men of Mt. Paektu and the realities in Kim Jong Un era, validity of the Party's lines and policies and the mass heroism of the Korean army and people, as well as scientific and educational films. It has so far produced full-length documentaries “Brilliant History” (Parts 1-20), “Sun of Songun Shining All over the World” and others to show in a comprehensive and systematic way the immortal revolutionary history of the great leaders, and many other pieces on various themes to depict the tradition of victory of the Korean revolution. The studio is staffed with excellent creative workers, winners of Kim Il Sung Prize and Kim Jong Il Prize, people's and merited artists and other honorary title-holders. It is also equipped with material and technical facilities, modern, scientific and computerized, for production, as well as databases and research sections. The studio promotes cooperation and exchange with foreign counterparts.
Korean April 25 Scriptwriting Company
The Korean April 25 Scriptwriting Company, established on September 13, Juche 69 (1980), has created a number of good scripts on various themes of devotedly defending the leader, the unities between the army and the people and between officers and men, the class education and the war. It is inspiring the struggle of the army and the people by creating good scripts like “Wolmi Island”, “The Brigade Commander's Former Superior”, “My Happiness”, “Young Brigade Commander”, “An Unattached Unit”, and “Bright Sunshine”. Chairman Kim Jong Il saw several times the light comedies produced by the Company and said that the writers reflected well the points wanted and intended by the Party to the works.
Korean Scriptwriting Company
The Korean Scriptwriting Company was established on June 14, Juche 37 (1948). On his visit to this on January 26, Juche 62 (1973), Chairman Kim Jong Il took measures to solve problems in creating script and provide the writers with the creating environment, saying that a good script ensures a good film. Scores of talented writers of the Company has created so far a number of various themes of scripts for over 60 years since its first script “My Home Village”. They reflected sensitively the Party's policies and demand of times in many scripts of high ideological and artistic value including multi-part film script “The Nation and Destiny” and film scripts “To the End of the Earth”, “The White Birch of Mt. Paektu” and “The Story of Our Home”, thus inspiring our people’s struggle who rise as one to build a great, prosperous and powerful nation.
TV Drama Studio
Established on July Juche 62 (1973), TV Drama Studio is the typical TV drama production base under the auspices and leadership of the great leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. The Studio which has been coming into greater favor and love has produced hundreds of good dramas which have high ideological content since establishment. It has digital cameras, lighting facilities, digital sound control system and simultaneous recording system and other latest production facilities, has a studio and many rooms for direction, make-up, fine art, special screen, editing, recording, black screen, costume and so on. Typical TV series of the past are “A New Spring in Sokgaeul” which had a great sensation among the people,“White Gold Mountain”, “Setting Sail”, “Ardent Desire”, “Glow of the North” and “Bulletproof Wall”. It contributes much to joint production and exchange with the world progressive counterparts.
Korean Cinema and Radio Musical Company
The Korean Cinema and Radio Musical Company was established in May Juche 47(1958) under the warm care and solicitude of great leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. It is now recognized as an authoritative art troupe that renders services to the development of the country’s film music under the guidance of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un. The company has so far created and represented a number of famous sons for films and TV series, animations, documentaries and science films, songs for introducing policies, and those for foreign films and others on order. Equipped with modern musical instruments and latest recordings and sound facilities, it has talented creators, singers and performers including the Kim Il Sung Prize winners, people’s and merited artists and artistes as well as prize winners at home and abroad. More than 400 000 songs it represented in over 4 000 performances are full of delight and optimism, mettle and enthusiasm, drawing great admiration of the people at home and inspiring our people to the building of a socialist power.
Pyongyang University of Dramatic and Cinematic Arts
Pyongyang University of Dramatic and Cinematic Arts was established on November 1, Juche 42 (1953) according to the far-reaching plan of President Kim Il Sung to produce talented artists and on his own initiative. Even in the difficult period of the postwar reconstruction, he paid deep attention on training the reserve artist and shed light on the road of preparing strong forces for the development of national art. To inherit and carry out the President’s idea on Juche-oriented art education, Chairman Kim Jong Il visited the university on July 8 Juche 60 (1971) when a great change was made in building the Juche-oriented art and literature and gave instructions on the important matters to be adhered to by the university in training the reserve artist in Cinema. Under the great affection and trust of the leaders and Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, the university has become the “pedigree farm” and comprehensive base for training the writers, director, photographers, actors announcers and other producers and artists, cinematic technicians. Youth Film Production Company of the university renders active service to educating the new generations by producing good films on the themes of youth’s lives.