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UMFF 2020

International Competition Jury

KIM Young-mi
Climbed the highest peak on 7 continents and Lhotse in her 20s. On her fourth expedition of Gasherbrum2, she chose to be rescue of other team when she got the chance to be on the summit at last camp. She made alpine-style the first ascent of Amphu1. And she crossed Ice Baikal Lake 724km for 23 days all by herself. Currently works as the race director of 100km Trail Running at The North Face Kr.
KIM Hyung-seok
Born in Seoul, 1971. He had started making films in 1993 from former Cinematheque, finished Master course in film at the Graduate school of Dongguk University. Worked as a journalist and a chief editor for 10 years at the film megazine Screen, and has been working as a freenlance journalist since 2009. He is also a programmer at the PIPFF from 2019.
O Muel
A film director from Jeju Island. He made the first feature film Nostalgia in 2009. And also made Ppongttol, Mermaid Unlimited to showed his affection for Jeju Island. Other productions such as Wind of Island and Jiseul were awarded at numerous film festival in Korea. In particular, Jiseul won the Jury prize at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and was recognized overseas. And also he produced Eyelids, Pamir, a story related to the Sewol Ferry tragedy.
YOON Jin-seo
She made her debut in 2003 film, Oldboy. She also has starred in many films including Superstar Mr. Gam, Beastie Boys, Iri, Gyeongju and Santa Barbara. Currently She's living in Jeju island, Korea, pursuing eco-friendly lifestyle.
James HOOPER
Hooper summited Everest at the age of 19, before completing a world-first expedition from North to South Pole using only human and natural power in 2007-8. He was awarded the Adventurer of the Year from National Geographic in 2008 and also became a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society in London. He is a founder and Trustee of the One Mile Closer charity, and has written a book and produced a documentary under the same name.

Preliminary Jury

SEO Do-eun
Seo Do-eun studied Sociology, Philosophy and Art History at Ewha Women's University. After completing a master's degree in Cinema Studies, she finished a doctorate course at University Paris 1. She's been working in France and South Korea, at Korean Cultural Center in Paris. After working at Ulju Mountain Film Festival and Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival, she is currently a programmer at Seoul Eco Film Festival.
HAN Song-yi
Han Song-yi has completed a PhD degree in film studies and has created films and instructed scenario writing for a while Film Critic. She was a member of a climbing society before she quit due to a knee injury. She has been dreaming recently of returning to climbing and trekking.

NETPAC Jury

JO Ji-hoon
Jo Ji-hoon was one of the producers of Jeonju Digital Project and planned and launched JPM from Jeonju IFF while had worked as a program coordinator and programmer. Also, he had worked for Docs Port Incheon as a foundering member and producer until 2018. He was also a jury of about 20 film festivals worldwide. Now, He is a vice festival director and programmer at Muju FF, a senior program advisor at Warsaw FF, and an editor at Documentary web magazine DOCKING.
CHAI Yoon-hee
Chai Yoon-hee had founded film PR marketing company ALL THAT CINEMA in 1994. Since then, she has pioneered and settled PR marketing into specialized areas in Korean film industry by promoting and marketing over hundreds of films including Swiri, Sympathy For Lady Vengeance, The Matrix series, Harry Porter series. She's also been representing Women In Film Korea since its founded in 2000 and hosting WiFF every year comforting and cheering women in film industry.
HONG Sang-woo
After graduated VGIK, Russian State Institute of Cinematography, Hong Sangwoo is a professor of Department of Russian Studies, Gyeongsang National University. He is also an honorary member at Gosfilmofond: the film archive of the Russian Federation and a member of International Expert Council at Uzbekkino which is a Uzbekistan national film production. He served on the head jury at Cheboksary IFF, the NETPAC jury at Moscow IFF, the jury at Kazan IFF and at many others.

Youth Jury

KIM Na-kyung, MA Eun-seon, SEO Ha-neul, AN Da-sol, LEE Ha-neul, LIM Ye-seul, JEONG Young-kyo, JOO Min-young, JI Dong-in, HWANG Ji-hye
Set up in 2019 to bring the youth of Ulsan closer to Ulju Mountain Film Festival (UMFF), the UMFF Youth Jury is made up of 10 students from Daun High School. Apart from the NETPAC Award recipient selected by the NETPAC jury, the Youth Jury selects an award recipient based on their own inspiration and fresh eyes. This provides the Ulsan youth with an opportunity to experience various Asian cultures and tastes through film, while making UMFF all the more flavorful and original.