An international Jury evaluates the films admitted for competition of the following three categories:

Mountain Experience – Alpinism, Mountain Sports, Adventure
Central to these films is a sportive encounter with the mountains – the depiction of achievements and personalities from the various disciplines of mountain sport.

Mountain Nature – Landscape and Environment
Welcome are all submissions concerning themselves with natural mountain environments – their unique landscapes as well as environmental preservation, protection and sustainable development.

Mountain Life – Culture and Science
Films in this category approach encounters between people and mountains from an ethnological and cultural angle; they emphasize the valence of the mountains as a symbol and reveal people, history, society and environment in their special relationship to them.