UMFF 2024. 9. 27 - 10. 1

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9th UMFF 2024 Submission Guide

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

The 9th UMFF will be held in Ulsan & Ulju, South Korea in autumn, 2024.



Submission Period 2024. 2. 1. Thur. - 5. 10. Fri. 24:00(CET)





International Competition

- Grand Prize Trophy, 10,000,000 KRW

- Best Film Trophy, 5,000,000 KRW

- Best Director Trophy, 5,000,000 KRW

- Best Cinematography Trophy, 5,000,000 KRW

- Special Jury Prize Trophy, 3,000,000 KRW


Asian Competition

- NETPAC Award NETPAC certificate, a prize gift

- Youth Jury Award UMFF certificate, a prize gift


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 produced prior to the year 2022 will not be eligible for the competitions.(must be produced after 2022)

Films in the non-English language must have English sub**s to submit.

In the case of being selected, English sub**s or an English dialogue list is required in the case of English dialogue films as well.






SUBMISSION(Official Website)




UMFF collects personal information items for the submission like the followings.

- Name, nationality, address, phone number, e-mail


UMFF 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






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