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2020 Award

The 5th UMFF Award-winning films announcement

제5회 울주세계산악영화제에 보내주신 영화인과 산악인, 그리고 여러 관계자 분들의 성원과 지지에 깊은 감사의 인사를 드립니다.
올해에는 각각 26편, 11편의 작품이 국제경쟁과 넷팩 부문 후보작으로 선정되었습니다. 청소년심사단을 비롯한 모든 심사위원들이 깊은 고민과 열띤 토론을 통해 선정한 국제경쟁, 넷팩 부문의 수상작은 다음과 같습니다.

International Competition

General review
A total of 526 films were submitted from 76 countries in this year’s Ulju Mountain Film Festival competitions. Of these, 26 films from 18 countries made the competitions line-up. Content spanned from traditional mountain films to profound observations between nature and man, while the geographic spectrum extended from the Himalayas to Peru and the tundra. Amid this diversity, we meet people who challenge, reconcile, and heal with nature. During this “Untact” era, watching people interact with nature evoked a new sense of inspiration. This was what resonated the most among the films in this year’s competitions, and was also the most important factor in the judging process. The five members of the jury selected the five award-winning films in response to such resonance.

Grand Prize

Then Comes the Evening / Maja NOVAKOVIĆ
We go over every day flowing from morning to evening like climbing a mountain. Almost a meditation, the film helps us remember the sounds of the life we have lived. It conveys the meaning of life, "what we feel in life", by light, sound, and silence.

Best Alpinism & Climbing Film

The Last Mountain / Dariusz ZAŁUSKI
This film truthfully captures the brutal reality of an attempt to achieve the first winter ascent of K2. From inside the basecamp tent where the decisions and disagreements occur, to visceral first-person perspective of events as they unfold, beautiful panoramic shots are mixed with bodycam footage, capturing the majesty of the environment and the ferocity of the personal experiences climbing it. Brave, deep and spectacular in its honest portrayal of one of the world’s toughest remaining challenges.

Best Adventure & Exploration Film

Home / Jen RANDALL
An intense look into how an adventure can change one’s life. Speeding down in a bicycle, crossing the continent on a kayak, crossing the Pacific Ocean on a little boat, and facing an extreme experience. To her, adventure is life, and no result is predictable. And that makes it all the more intense.

Best Nature & People Film

Mothers of the Land / Alvaro SARMIENTO, Diego SARMIENTO
A documentary about the belief that we must protect the “seed”. The “women of the earth” stand strong in face of the severe destruction of nature. The film makes us take a look into our global crisis through a local issue in Peru.

Special Jury Prize

Final Ascent : The Legend of Hamish MacInnes / Robbie FRASER
A spotlight on the life and climbing of Hamish MacInnes, the man behind Mount Everest Southwest Face. After hundreds of rescues and equipment developments, he wrote the International Mountain Rescue Handbook, regarded as the Bible of mountain rescue. The film was evaluated well for the fact that his creativity following a climb benefited future generations.

NETPAC

심사총평
올해 울주세계산악영화제의 국제 경쟁 부문엔 76개국에서 526편이 출품되었고, 그 중 18개국의 26편이 선정되었다. 내용적으로는 전통적 산악 영화부터 자연과 인간의 관계에 대한 심오한 관찰까지, 지역적으로는 히말라야부터 페루와 툰드라 지역까지 넓은 스펙트럼을 지니고 있었다. 그 다양성 속에서 우린 자연에 도전하고, 융화되고, 치유되는 사람들을 만날 수 있었다. 특히 ‘언택트’의 시대를 맞이한 지금, 대자연과 교감하는 인간의 모습들은 예전엔 느끼지 못했던 묘한 감흥을 주었다. 이 부분은 올해 경쟁작들을 통해 우리가 얻은 가장 큰 울림이었으며, 심사 과정에서 가장 중요한 요소이기도 했다. 다섯 명의 심사위원들이 뽑은 다섯 편의 수상작들은, 이러한 울림에 대한 대답이다.

NETPAC Award

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom / Pawo CHOYNING DORJI
The film wonderfully and movingly captures the growth journey of a young urban teacher seeking for the meaning of real happiness in a relationship with innocent rural students, setting in the beautiful nature of Bhutan. It is not only an excellent Asian film exploring the meaning of life but a remarkable mountain film dealing with the value and beauty of nature.

Youth Jury Award

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom / Pawo CHOYNING DORJI
Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom is a film about Ugyen, a teacher in a small village in Bhutan. It was notable that the heartwarming story embraces the beautiful scenery and cultural notes of Bhutan. For the modern viewers saturated with stimulating commercial films, it will provide an opportunity to rethink the meaning of happiness.