The Kendal Mountain and Rab® Film Commissioning Grant will contribute £10,000 and project support to a winning film application, awarded at the 2021 Festival.
The decision will be made jointly by the Kendal Mountain Festival team, Rab®, and two film industry consultants; Jonathan Hourigan, Head of Screenwriting at the London School of Film and Television, and Emma Crome award-winning independant filmmaker and producer.
The grant is for a documentary film of up to 30 minutes to be made in the United Kingdom during the period of November 2021 to September 2022 exploring the theme, ‘The Mountain People’.
We are looking for brave, creative responses. Stories that will have a lasting impression and inspire individuals and communities to spend time in the British Mountains. We want to discover new angles on adventure.
"A mountain is a place that gives you perspective. We believe a mountain can be a metaphor as much as a physical space. It could be a literal high summit, or a personal peak. Where-ever or whatever your mountain is, it provides inspiration, a challenge. An element of exploration; the unknown. An opportunity to forge strong bonds, embrace heritage or build new communities. It may be a place of science, activistim or spiritualism; movement or contemplation. It will be a place where stories are born. The Mountain People are those who venture in to these spaces. And we believe anyone can."Claire Carter, Kendal Mountain Festival - Artistic Director
Alongside the £10,000, Kendal and Rab® will support the winning filmmaker with monthly development meetings of the film’s progression up until the final cut. We will continue to support the team with festival submission and further acquisition negotiations. Additional funds can be sourced from other partners, but Kendal and Rab® retain the right to overall consultation.
Productions must be scheduled to be shot, edited and all assets delivered by September 2022, in time for submission to the November Festival.
We welcome applications from filmmakers and production companies who are based in the UK.
All teams must consider the environmental impact of the project and we suggest you use the 'We Are Albert Carbon Calculator' to assess your decision making.
We ask all applicants to read and consider the guidence that is required by the BFI Diversity Standards when thinking about their own application.
Applications will be taken via this Google Form between the 17th of September and the 17th of October 2021.
The application requires:
- 300 words outlining the proposed story
- 200 words on the intended audience of the film
- 200 words on any key challenges you will face
- A PDF containing the bios of your production team, a production and location schedule and a completed budget.
- You can download our budget template here (you will need to go to ‘File’ > ‘Download’ and download the xls file to complete it).
Please begin your application here
Claire Carter, our Artistic Director, will run a Zoom Meeting on Tuesday 28 September at 6.30pm to talk about the application process, the theme 'The Mountain People' and answer any questions. Please sign up by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org