Film Collection B
Watch 90 minutes of brand new adventure films from our 2019 International Film Competition presented by Pertex
We’re delighted to announce the films within Collection B.
WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IN?
A Siberian highliner tiptoes above ice water to find her shamanic vision, London ‘lads' find solace in cold water in the city, a pastor herds his philosophy running high in the Faroes, Hazel Findlay climbs solo in a North Wales playground, and the elders and youth of native Wyoming tribes find ritual spirit through skateboarding.
MIKHAIL LINNIKOV / Highlining / Culture
Filmed in March 2019, during an expedition to the island of Olkhon, a slackliner ventures over Lake Baikal across a 62 meter line at an altitude of 100 meters! Lake Baikal since ancient times is considered a sacred place and a place of power for Siberian shamans. This short film tells how the state of mind of a tightrope Walker walking on a tight rope and a shaman in a state of ritual trance are connected.
The Running Pastor
BEN STARK / Running / Culture
A story about Sverri Steinholm, a Faroese trail running pastor. Sverri is an avid runner — both on the roads and ‘in the fields’ as he says — who uses his time on the trails to work through not only his personal conflicts, but the conflicts of others he often is burdened to bear being the local Pastor who must keep everyone’s secrets.
Clinging to the frayed edges of the ragged shores of the Isle of Harris, a singletrack path navigates its way above cliffs, around bays. Three friends make the trip to not only ride the Postman’s Path to Rhenigidale, but find out more about its history.
Scenes from a Dry City
FRANCOIS VERSTER & SIMON WOOD/ Environment
In South Africa, an impending water crisis grips an entire town.
The Home for Broken Toys
HOLLY BUTCHER / Swim
Every weekend through the winter, a group of middle-aged men, who dub themselves the East German Ladies Swimming Team, plunge into the freezing waters of a pond in central London. 'The Home for Broken Toys' follows the team through one season to explore their motivations for braving the extreme cold each week, a decision which seems alien to the filmmaker. The reasons she discovers are by turns comedic, poignant, and profound.
JACKSON TISI / Skateboarding / Culture
Filmed on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, Good Medicine is a short film looking at how the youth and elders of the Shoshone and Arapaho Tribes find peace and healing through skateboarding and tradition.
PAUL DIFFLEY / Climb
Hazel Findlay enjoys an epic day of mountain running and solo climbing in the Welsh mountains of Snowdonia. Stunning shots combine with a considered soundtrack and introspection from one of the world’s best rock climbers.
JANE DYSON & ROSS HARRISON / Cultural
An intimate story of longing and belonging in India’s sacred mountains, ‘Spirit’ explores what it takes to make a home in a remote community in the thralls of change.
For 2019, due to popular demand, we’ve swapped our day film passes to individual film session tickets. This gives you full flexibility of our programme, so you can choose the exact sessions you’d like to see. More info on this decision here.
We're working hard to make our Festival fully accessible, and there are dedicated spaces reserved for wheelchair users in our venues with the exception of the Fleece Inn. Unfortunately within the Fleece Inn the cinema space is situated on an upper floor with no lift access. To ensure nobody misses out on the action, all film screenings held at the Fleece Inn, will also be held at other venues. For more information head to Festival Accessibility.
THANKS TO PERTEX
OUR FILM PROGRAMME PRESENTING PARTNER
If you're wearing a lightweight, high-performance windproof or waterproof mountain garment, there's a good chance it'll be constructed using Pertex fabrics. Founded in 1979 near Burnley, the company has steadily grown from humble beginnings into an iconic fabric technology brand, creating technical fabrics mainly used in garments and sleeping bags. Being so close to its outdoor users, Pertex has increasingly chosen to communicate stories through the medium of film. Its six-part series Elemental Journeys explores stories from people whose lives are defined by wild spaces and mountain adventures. At Kendal, we're proud that Pertex is the presenting sponsor of our International Film Competition.Discover Pertex