The opening ceremony will be held in Dorasan Station in the civilian control zone. It will be attended by Governor Kim Moon-su, also head of the organizing committee, actor Cho Jae-hyun, executive committee chair, and the boy band 2AM, who are serving as promotional ambassadors.
Other attendees include director Kim Ki-duk, who won the Golden Lion award for best picture at this year's Venice International Film Festival with his latest film "Pieta," and starring actors Cho Min-soo and Lee Jung-jin. The director has visited the festival every year since it was inaugurated.
The opening British film "Ping Pong" portrays a global table tennis competition for the elderly.