The 6th Pyongyang Film Festival of Non-Aligned and other Developing Countries

1998.9.16. ~ 1998.9.25.


The 6th Pyongyang Film Festival of the Non-Aligned and other Developing Countries was held from September 16th to 25th in Juche 87 (1998). It opened in the times when a new turning-point was made in the history of our country and lots of changes were brought in the world political development. So by the way it attracted world people’s concern and attention and it burned an honorable page in the progressive and civilized film arts development of mankind. 53 delegations from 29 countries and 6 international missions attended in this festival and over 60 films were submitted. The committee of the international jury, consisting of famous film makers and artists from Vietnam, Malaysia, Nigeria, Syria and our country made a fair judgment of the excellent films among the submitted films. In this festival, Korean Feature Film “My Appearance in the Distant Future”was awarded Gold Torch Prize, the best prize of the festival. During the festival, participants mounted the statue of the great President Kim Il Sung on Mansu hill and presented a basket of flowers and bouquets of flowers. And they attended in the ceremony of respect in Kumsusan Memorial Palace(then) and visited the old home at Mangyongdae, Panmunjom and several places in Pyongyang. Through this, they got to know more well about the great personality of President Kim Il Sung and spoke words of praise seeing the image of Korean people who were firmly united behind Chairman Kim Jong Il and advanced to the road of socialism. Otherwise, there were such significant ceremonies which the delegates and visitors from different countries such as India, Russia, Syria and Malaysia gave presents and a letter of thanks to Chairman Kim Jong Il with reverence for him and Chairman Kim Jong Il made them presents in return. The 6th Pyongyang Film Festival of Non-Aligned and other Developing Countries which was held under the ideal of Independence, Peace and Friendship demonstrated progressive film makers’ desire and will to achieve real film artistic development of mankind, supporting and cooperating with each other in the free and peaceful world where there’re no domination, subordination, aggression and war and it encouraged the struggle of the people for justice, peace and social progress in developing countries.