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Wednesday, April 14 2021 - 20:00
AsiaNet
6th Ulju Mountain Film Festival Competition Award Winner Announcement and Accomplishment
ULSAN, South Korea, April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

The 6th Ulju Mountain Film Festival closed its curtains after completing its 
10-day schedule (2nd - 11th April).

Prior to the closing, award winners were announced in a total of seven award 
winners of the international competition and NETPAC Award on April 7.

The honor of the grand prize went to The Wall of Shadows, directed by Eliza 
KUBARSKA, which was highlighted by its unrivaled narrative tension and 
outstanding filming techniques. The Best Alpinism & Climbing Film was awarded 
to Everest – The Hard Way by Pavol BARABÁŠ who won the grand prize at the 2017 
2nd Ulju Mountain Film Festival. The Best Adventure & Exploration Film went to 
Into the Storm, which was directed by Adam BROWN who won the grand prize at the 
2020 Kendal Mountain Festival.

The Best Nature & People Film was bestowed to The Magnitude of All Things by 
Jennifer ABBOTT. The Special Jury Prize went to Climbing by KIM Hye-mi, which 
was the only Korean film in the International Competition section. The jury's 
Special Mention went to Marcin POLAR's The Tough.

NETPAC (The Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) Award was decided as 
<Bandar Band>.

The Youth Jury Special Award, which was meaningful as students of Ulsan 
Cheonsang High School participated as jurors, unanimously selected <Holy Bread> 
by Rahim ZABIHI from Iran.

The 6th Ulju Mountain Film Festival recorded approximately 3,600 offline 
audiences and about 18,000 online audiences, thus recording around 21,600 total 
number of audiences. This is a 20% increase compared to the previous edition. 
Furthermore, there were about 53,000 views for the film festival contents 
uploaded to the official YouTube channel, and it was estimated that about 6,600 
general people including to exhibition and experience programs visited the 
event.

Just as the film festival chairman and director stated several times that the 
goal of this year's film festival is a 'safe' festival, all of the events were 
held under heightened infection safety rules. Furthermore, as a new way for 
communication in this pandemic era, GV (guest visits) with overseas directors 
and mountaineers via online received a lot of positive reviews. Furthermore, a 
concert program by artists of Ulsan called "Song of Spring" and UMFF offered 
enjoyment suited to the nature of the festival through climbing experiences.

SOURCE Ulju Mountain Film Festival Organizing Committee

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   Caption: Grand prize winner in the competition section of the 6th Ulju 
Mountain Film Festival, The Wall of Shadows by Eliza KUBARSKA

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