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.