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UMFF all-time award winners

Sep.15(Fri) - Oct.8(Sun) 

Prior to 8th UMFF, 10 UMFF all-time award winning flims are available to watch online.

All the films are free to watch online without any authorization process.
Geo-blocked to Korea only. (unavailable from any other countries)

2022International Competition Best Adventure & Exploration Film

A Thousand Ways to Kiss the Ground

  • Director
  • Henna TAYLOR
  • USA
  • 2020
  • 22min
  • B&W
  • Documentary
NOTE

A Thousand Ways To Kiss The Ground is an ensemble of voices from the American climbing community who have all touch the grief of losing someone they love to climbing.
It is a film about how there is no one way to express such immense loss.

2021 International Competition Best Adventure & Exploration Film

Into the Storm

  • Director
  • Marcin POLAR
  • Poland
  • 2019
  • 15min
  • color
  • Documentary
NOTE

A discovery arouses a man's imagination and propels him forward in an uncouth and obsessive way. Step by step, the camera participates as he explores places hitherto unknown to humankind, which offers increased resistance to human delicacy.

2021 International Competition Special Jury Prize

Climbing

  • Director
  • KIM Hye-mi
  • Korea
  • 2020
  • 78min
  • color
  • Animation
NOTE

Professional climber Se-hyeon finds out about her pregnancy just before World Championship. For her long-time aspiration as a climber, she struggles to break free from her baby but the baby won't let her go.

2021International Competition Adventure & Exploration Film

Into the Storm

  • Director
  • Adam BROWN
  • UK
  • 2020
  • 84min
  • color
  • Documentary
Awards
  • 2020 Kendal Mountain Festival - Grand Prize (Best FIlm)
  • 2020 Brooklyn International Film Festival - Jury Award (Best Documentary) / Audience Award (Best Documentary) / Grand Chameleon (Best Film)
NOTE

A troubled teenager from the deprived barrios of Lima tries to realise his dream of becoming a pro surfer and raise his family out of poverty but barrio life proves hard to escape.

2021International Competition Best Alpinism & Climbing Film

Everest - The Hard Way

  • Director
  • Pavol BARABÁŠ
  • Slovakia
  • 2020
  • 52min
  • color
  • Documentary
NOTE

Is it possible to climb the hardest route on Mount Everest in Alpine style? Sir. Chris Bonington, the most famous British climber, named this route The Hard Way and stated it is impossible. It became a challenge for four Slovak climbers.
In 1988 they started their hardest way with no escape

2020Asian Competition NETPAC Award, Youth Jury Award

Lunana : A Yak in the Classroom

  • Director
  • Pawo CHOYNING DORJI
  • Bhutan
  • 2019
  • 110min
  • color
  • Fiction
Awards
  • 2020 Festival International de Film Saint -Jean-de-Luz - Prix du public (Best Film)
  • 2020 International Film Festival Innsbruck - Jury Prize (Best Film)
NOTE

Ugyen is a young teacher in Bhutan who wants to relocate to Australia. However, his boss sends him to Lunana, the most remote school in the world, saying he hasn't completed his contracted service. The journey to get there is so tough that it seems he has no comfort whatsoever on the way. When he finally manages to arrive in the village, people welcome him heartily, but this westernized young man feels only unsatisfied as all he finds is just one classroom with nothing prepared. The film concentrates on portraying how Ugyen lives in Lunana as seasons change, rather than on what an urbanite feels in a remote area. Then it leads the viewer to watch where Ugyen eventually heads.

2020International Competition Best Adventure & Exploration Film 

Home

  • Director
  • Jen RANDALL
  • UK,Canada
  • 2019
  • 90min
  • color
  • Documentary
NOTE

Sarah Outen, a British explorer, has traversed Europe, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, North America and the Atlantic in kayak, cycle and boat from 2011 to 2015. It was about a 20,000-mile-long route for her to come back to Tower Bridge in London where her home is. Her challenge and achievement, which move us deeply, are meaningful for a female explorer. Even on the harsh way of her journey, she feels warm inside from the kindhearted support of a lot of people all over the world fascinated by her adventurous and delightful spirit. But she sometimes is discouraged by solitude and fear in the enigmatic, grand nature.

2020International Competition Grand Prize

Then Comes the Evening

  • Director
  • Maja NOVAKOVIĆ
  • Serbia,Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 2019
  • 28min
  • color
  • Documentary
Awards
  • 2020 Kendal Mountain Festival - Best Creative
  • 2020 Banff Mountain Film Competition - Grand Prize
  • 2020 Trento FIlm Festival - Genziana d'Argento (Best Short Film)
NOTE

Two old ladies are self-sufficient in the isolated forest. Bulged out knuckle bones, rough skin on their feet, closed mouths without a smile and deeply seamed faces. These are proof of their lives that cannot be hidden. These two old ladies barely talk to each other but it is another way to express their intimacy and trust between them. The fruit of their hard and daily labour comes out to a simple and humble supper that resembles the way of their living in Mother nature.

2018International Competition  Best Adventure & Exploration Film

Wonderful Losers : A Different World

  • Director
  • ArŪnas MATELIS
  • Lithuania,Italy,Switzerland,Belgium,Latvia,UK,Ireland,Spain
  • 2017
  • 71min
  • color
  • Documentary
Awards
  • 2018 Minsk Listapad Film Festival - Audience Award
  • 2018 Kendal Mountain Film Festival - Special Jury Prize
NOTE

Giro d’Italia is one of cycling’s three Grand Tours, which includes “Tour de France.”
It is a 23-day race through both the Alps and the Dolomiti.
Director ArŪnas Matelis has filmed this race for the past seven years, and focuses, not on the cup winners, but on the“gregario.”
They are the supporting members destined to be losers, and the director shows the life of these members who have sacrificed themselves for decades. It is a beautiful documentary shedding light on the real winners we don’t see every day.

2016International Competition Nature and Man Prize

Samuel in the Clouds

  • Director
  • Pieter VAN EECKE
  • Belgium,Netherlands
  • 2016
  • 70min
  • color
  • Documentary
Awards
  • 2016 Bilbao Mendi Film Festival - Mejor Fotografia (BEST NATURE & CULTURE FILM award)
  • 2016 Kendal Mountain Festival - Best Environmental Film
  • 2016 Autrans Mountain Film Festival - Grand Prix Cinema
  • 2016 Banff Mountain Film Competition - Mountain Environment & Natural History (Best Cultural Film)
  • 2016 Chicago International Film Festival - Gold Hugo (Documentary Competition)
  • 2017 Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival - Best Environmental Film
  • 2017 Trento Film Festival - Luigi Vittorio Bertarelli Touring Club italiano
  • 2017 Trento Film Festival - Genziana d'Oro (Genziana d'Oro Miglior Film di Alpinismo - Premio del Club Alpino Italiano)
NOTE

There are evidences of global warming everywhere in the world. Chacaltaya, Bolivia is also one of the places with the evidences.
It used to have the highest ski resort in the world, but it is a bare mountain as snow has melted since 2000. Samuel Mendoza is the first witness. He was a lift manager at the resort, but now he has to greet climbers not skiers. While talking about the past of Chacaltaya, which used to be covered with snow, he expects that it will snow someday again.
This documentary chases Samuel and warns us through a man who lost all of his life due to the change in nature. It tells us that the earth gradually becomes an uninhabitable place and it is not only Samuel but all of us who are in danger. Will it snow there again?
Samuel in the Clouds shows that the problem is not so simple that we can solve it just with ardent wishes