Ulsan Ulju Mountain Film Festival (UMFF) is the first international mountain film festival in South Korea, dedicated to presenting and promoting films & culture dealing with mountains, adventure, exploration, nature, and the environment.
The 8th Ulsan Ulju Mountain Film Festival will be held in Ulsan city, South Korea from October 20 to 29, in 2023.

▶ 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 with 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 portrays the people who love and enjoy the mountains and nature

○ Special Jury Prize - Trophy, 3,000,000 KRW
Special selected outstanding films regardless of their 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

○ 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 contain or be related to nature, humans, 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 being selected, English subtitles or an English dialogue list is required in the case of English dialogue films as well.

※ 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.