The Mountain People Commissioning Grant will contribute £10,000 to a winning film pitch,awarded at the 2022 Festival.
The decision will be made jointly by the Kendal Mountain Festival team, Rab®, and two film industry consultants.
The grant is for a documentary film of up to 30 minutes to be made in the United Kingdom during the period of November 2022 to September 2023 exploring the theme, ‘In Your Element’.
We are looking for diverse, creative responses that surprise us.
Each pitch submitted to the Festival must detail a production schedule that would enable afinished film to be submitted to the 2023 Festival.
Kendal Mountain Festival and Rab will support the winning filmmakers with monthlydevelopment meetings of the film’s progression up until the final cut.
We welcome applications from independent filmmakers 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 BFI Diversity Standards when making their application.
ApplicationsApplications will be taken between the 18th August 2022 and 8th October 2022.
We will ask for;300 words outlining the proposed story200 words on the intended audience of the film200 words on any key challenges you will faceA 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).
There is further information as you scroll down this page.