• From 24/09/2021
    Until 30/11/2021

    Ulju Mountain Film Festival

    Ulju Mountain Film Festival (UMFF) is the first international film festival in South Korea, dedicated to present and promote films & culture dealing with mountains, adventure, exploration, nature, and the environment.

    The 7th Ulju Mountain Film Festival will be held in Ulju, South Korea from April 1 to 10, in 2022.


    Submission Period        2021. 9. 24. Fri. ~ 11. 30. Tue. 24:00 (CET)

    Awards                       ○ International Competition

    • Grand Prize                                     Trophy, 10,000,000 KRW
      The best film among the finalists from the International Competition
    • Best Alpinism & Climbing Film                     Trophy, 5,000,000 KRW
      The best film dealing alpinism or climbing of various kinds as well as professional ascents and climbing
    • Best Adventure & Exploration Film     Trophy, 5,000,000 KRW
      The best film showing the pleasure and meanings of life through adventure or exploration in nature
    • Best Nature & People Film                Trophy, 5,000,000 KRW
      The best film portraying the people who love and enjoy the mountains and nature
    • Special Jury Prize                            Trophy, 3,000,000 KRW
      Special selected outstanding film regardless of its category

    ○ Asian Competition

    • NETPAC Award                               NETPAC certificate, a prize gift worth 1,000,000 KRW
      The best Asian film selected by NETPAC Jury
    • Special Youth Jury Award                  UMFF certificate, a prize gift worth 1,000,000 KRW
      The best Asian film selected by Youth Jury

    ※ The films in the competitions are not limited to one award
    ※ As for the award-winning films, the festival has been approved to screen them without a screening fee in screenings hosted by UMFF until the next festival.
    ※ Some submitted films could be selected as non-competition films with the submitter’s agreement.
    ※ Finalists for Asian Competition will be selected among Asian films regardless of section.

    Eligibility          ○ International Competition
    Films related to alpinism, climbing, mountaineering, mountain sports & culture, adventure & exploration, nature & environment, ecology, etc.

                          ○ Asian Competition
    Films produced by Asian director(s) or Asian country(s) and contains or be related to nature, human, environment, ethnography, etc.

    ※ Films of every genre, and duration are eligible for submission.
    ※ Films produced prior to the year 2020 will not be eligible for the competitions.
    ※ Films in the non-English language must have English subtitles to submit.
    ※ In the case of being selected, English subtitles or an English dialogue list is required in the case of English dialogue films as well.

    ※ Preview screener link for submission must be available until April 2022.

    Privacy             Ulju Mountain Film Festival collects personal information items for the submission like the followings.
    The submitter’s name, phone number, and e-mail address

    Ulju Mountain Film Festival uses the collected personal information for the following purposes.
    Identification, processing/management of submission (inquiry and verification), and notification delivery
     • Preparing and procedure for the festival screening, invitation, competitions, awarding, additional screening events, promotion for the festivals afterwards