2012.9.20. ~ 2012.9.27.
Over 20 years have passed since the first festival was held in Juche 76(1987).
The 13th Pyongyang International Film Festival which was held again in the agitated times of seeing out the era of Juche 100 years, took place successfully amid the great expectation and concern of Korean people and world film makers from September 20th to 27th in Juche101 (2012) in Pyongyang, the capital city of DPRK.
This festival was held amid the times when our people had seen out in tears of blood after losing the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il, the dear father of the nation and have been rushing towards the future of socialist giant more vigorously upholding the another great leader, the respected comrade Kim Jong Un at the head of our revolution.
In this festival, 103 films were estimated under the fair judgment of 5 international jury members from Germany, China, Russia, Australia and DPRK and German feature film "Big Hope" was awarded the Grand prix in the festival.
During the festival, festival participants got to know more well about the noble personalities of the great President Kim Il Sung, father of socialist Korea and the great chairman Kim Jong Il who made great contributions to the world revolution through attending the respect ceremony of the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun , visiting the old home at Mangyongdae and the International Friendship Exhibition House.
Moreover, they got realized the indomitable spirit and will of Korean people who have rushed towards the socialism rallying round the respected comrade Kim Jong Un through visiting different places such as the grand gymnastics and artistic performance "Arirang" , National Gifts Exhibition House, Rungna People's Pleasure Ground and Taedonggang Combined Fruit Farm.
Pyongyang International Film Festival always welcomes the close friends of the festival.