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Iran participates in Pyongyang Intl. Film Festival

Beijing, Iran and several other countries have taken part in the 16th Pyongyang International Film Festival (September 19-28), which kicked off in Pyongyang, the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea (DPRK) on Wednesday.

Korea Times wrote on Friday that tens of films from Iran, Russia and China will be on screen in the festival.

There will be competitions for long feature, documentary, short and animated films, special screenings, information screenings and film exchange meetings during the festival.

The 10-day festival, which pursues the ideals of independence, peace and friendship, will contribute to bolstering exchanges and cooperation between progressive film makers in the world, said a cultural official of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea at the opening ceremony.

The biennial Pyongyang International Film Festival began in 1987 as a cultural event solely for developing countries, but has turned cosmopolitan in recent years.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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