It's easy to see why film is the beating heart of our Festival
Settle down to watch a film programme with us and you'll be transported to places beyond the wildest reaches of your imagination. Exhilarating landscapes, inspirational relationships, profound journeys; film is a window through which we can all experience adventures big and small – from the epic first ascent of a mountain peak, to the calm solitude of a swim in a tarn, to an invigorating dark city run.
The big screen
FILM COMPETITION NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES
Film is at the heart of the Festival, with a vibrant programme of hundreds of screenings curated across the event.Enter your film
2019 programme to be announced soon
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THANKS TO OUR PRESENTING PARTNER – COLUMBIA
For more than 80 years, Columbia have been making gear for people who enjoy the outdoors
We are honoured and proud to have Columbia as our presenting partner.Delve into their world
Twelve coveted 'Kendal' awards are up for grabs each year.
We are always blown away by the quality of content entered into our film competition, with the winners announced during a much-anticipated awards ceremony.View the winning films
Accessible Film Screenings
On Sale Soon
An opportunity for people with learning difficulties, or those living with dementia, and their carers to enjoy a programme of highly visual short films.
The Baby Friendly Film Screenings
On Sale Soon
An opportunity for parents and carers – alongside their babies – to enjoy a selection of our highly visual adventure films. Great films for parents in a conducive, open atmosphere (with subtitles in case it gets noisy!)