Film Collection D
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 D.
DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE?
Kendal award winner Reuben Krabbe ventures into the BC back country and photographic deep space to find night-skiing unity, a newbie Kryzstan instagrammer inspires tourism, the Canadian Rockies guide rookies while conserving the wild and wonderful, a Kiwi couple venture out of signal and into the land of seals and ice by kayak and comradeship.
REUBEN KRABBE / Snow
On his quest to complete his 3-part celestial ski photo series pro photographer Reuben Krabbe ventures into the backcountry of British Columbia to attempt to shoot a deep space ski photo of the Orion Nebula with a skier in the foreground. Planned over two years and only achievable on a clear moon-less winter night that happens a few times a year the pressure is on Reuben to prove to himself that he can capture another impossible photograph.
FOREST WOODWARD, ANNA CALLAGHAN & MARIE SULLIVAN / Run / Culture / Environment
Bears Ears National Monument is one of the most talked-about public lands under threat, though the dialogue often glosses over how sacred it is to many Native Americans. In March 2017, a group of tribes put their differences aside and came together to run 800 miles to Bears Ears––and to send a message of unity. The Sacred Strides for Healing Prayer Run wove from tribal homelands across the Southwest to Bears Ears. Watch to meet the people who are participating in the public lands conversation with their feet, and learn about why this land is so important to them.
Fear of the Unknown
DANIEL BREMERTON / Inclusive
Fear of the Unknown is a documentary exploring the subject of mental health. It is the story of a dear friend who, imprisoned by his depression, could not leave the house. Only on taking his therapy sessions into the outdoors was he able to see the world from a less fearful perspective. The film captures this young man in his sanctuary, the Lake District mountains, as he narrates the viewer through this complicated journey.
Sketching the Alps
MAX ROMEY / Run
Running through the Alps it is important to stop and smell the roses... or at least sketch them.
My Dear Kyrgyzstan
ALEX PRITZ & NOAM ARGOV / Adventure / Culture
Emil is a social media-obsessed entrepreneur in one of the most remote places on earth: an abandoned Soviet mining village in the mountains of eastern Kyrgyzstan. Tracing his roots to the nomadic tribes that once roamed the area, Emil has returned to put his village of Jyrgalan back on the map by convincing wealthy tourists and famous bloggers to go there on vacation.
A Social Backcountry
HEATHER MOSHER / Adventure / Environmental
As the population Southwest BC booms, and interest in backcountry travel is at an all-time high, tensions in the outdoor community are inevitable. What does it take to still find adventure?
JANE DYSON & ROSS HARRISON / Paddle
Two People, two weeks, two kayaks. Sophie and Ewan took a journey beyond wilderness, a self supported journey via sea kayak to connect with an uninhabited land of ice and penguins.The film takes you with them on their journey from the preparations of planning such an expedition, through the challenges and riding the highs of Antarctica.
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