September 26, 2023

ROK government grants film festival permission to screen North Korean movies

Government will give green light to "academic and artistic activities," culture ministry says

The South Korean government has granted a film festival permission to publicly screen nine North Korean movies in Bucheon this month, the event's organizers said on Tuesday.

The organizing committee of the 22nd Bucheon International Fantastic Festival (BIFAN) said it had “received final approval from the relevant authorities” yesterday to screen three full-length and six short-length DPRK-made films.