Save the date: 2021 Festival

18 - 21 November

Enter your film

Film entries are now open for our 2021 International Film Competition

Springing into Adventure

A series of conversations live-streamed for FREE from our website, YouTube and Facebook.


As the 2020 Festival comes to an end, we want to say a huge THANK YOU for supporting us, celebrating our 40th anniversary by transforming our usual four-day Festival into a 43-day digital extravaganza!

Over six weeks, our 2020 Festival reached 82 countries, engaged with adventurers from 4 years to 87 years old, and you warmly invited us into 22,000 homes with more than 200 films, 80 inspiring speakers, 30 literature talks, 15 specialist sessions and 14 awards. Over 2,550,000 minutes of curated content has been watched!

We’re already buzzing about what might be in store for 2021 as we plan our UK Tour and the main Festival - whether that's physical, digital or something in-between, we can guarantee that at its very core we will be sharing soul-stirring stories to inspire you.

Sign up to hear our latest news and save the date for the 2021 Festival: 18 - 21 November.


More than 200 films; from short to feature-length, award-winning, family favourites and world-class premieres.

Speakers & Sessions

Over 80+ speakers and 15 specialist sessions providing exclusive footage, inspiring stories and adventures from world-renowned speakers, pro athletes and local amateurs.


Over 30 events including book launches, lively debates and lectures from some of the very best writers, authors, poets and artists in their field.

Watch the 2020 Festival trailer

Support us to reach out

With a fantastic programme of online films and events, Kendal Mountain Festival has managed to adapt to life in 2020. The far-reaching financial impact of Covid-19, however, will be felt for many years to come.

Every year, behind the scenes, we provide free events and outreach projects that inspire youngsters to discover and respect the outdoors. Now, more than ever, we feel it is vitally important to continue this work, and we are asking for your help to be able to do this.

Your donation today will support our work with the next generation of creative and inspiring talent and help to secure the future of the Festival and our accessible outreach programme.

Some of our 2020 Major Partners

Thank you to all our brand partners who have made the 2020 Festival possible.

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