Film Collection A
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 A.
WHAT WOULD IT TAKE TO FLIP BEYOND YOUR LIMITS?
In this collection, an old, washed-out boat is the key to a secret surfing lake, a ‘small’ female Sumo wrestles tradition for the right to take the ring, skiers adapt to take to the heights of the alps, and Leo Houlding grasps the wind by the teeth to reach the end of the earth.
REED RICKERT / Base Jumping
What drives us to step beyond the bounds of what we know even when the stakes are high, possibly fatal? French Skydiver Remi Angeli must face his fears in order to explore new expressions of movement while BASE jumping in Mexico. On the other side of his fear he discovers life in its purist form. *National Geographic Wild To Inspire Short Film Competition Winner 2019
Camel Finds Water
IAN DURKIN / Surfing / Adventure
Trevor found the hull of an abandoned fishing boat in a field. He brought it home and built it back to a sea-worthy state over the course of a summer. Then, he took it on its maiden voyage to British Columbia in search of waves.
Little Miss Sumo
MATT KAY / Culture
Female sumo wrestling champion Hiyori confronts obstacles in an attempt to change Japan's national sport forever. Banned from competing Hiyori will have to retire at the age of 21, Hiyori is forced to question the reason females are forbidden from professional wrestling. She has drive and ambition, but is it enough to succeed in a country and sport overwhelmingly led by tradition?
Out on a Limb
JAMES JOEL DANN / Snow
Out on a Limb follows Geoff, Dan and Isaac, three wheelchair users who embark on a mission to conquer the Swiss Alps and prove that having a disability won’t tame their sense of adventure.
Spectre Expedition - To the End of the Earth
ALASTAIR LEE & LEO HOULDING / Mountaineering / Exploration
1000 miles, 200+ kgs, 65 days, 3 mates, 1 mountain. Unsupported, using snow-kites to travel great distance, with massive loads at speeds up to 60kmph this is the epic tale of Leo Houlding, Jean Burgun & Mark Sedon's daring dream to reach the summit of the most remote mountain on Earth; The Spectre, 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