Film Collection Age is No Barrier

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 Age is No Barrier.

Well Preserved


There is no better way to start the day than an early morning sea swim. It's physical, mental, spiritual, communal - all wrapped up in a simple dip in the sea.A group of women, who call themselves the 'Morning Swimmers of Sandagerði', brave the icy waters of the North Atlantic, along the coastline of the Faroe Islands, for their morning dip in the ocean.They go in every day of the year, sunshine or snow, unless a storm roughs up the water too much.And for them it is as much about connection and friendship as it is about exercise and invigoration.

Kai Jones

1 1year old freeskier Kai Jones tears up the terrain at his home mountain.

Pacific Line

Brett Williams & Simon Waterhouse

14 year old Angie Scarth-Johnson goes on an adventure to South Pacific island.

Rustys Ascent

JORDAN HOLLAND / Mountaineering

For as long as he can remember, Robert “Rusty” Bailey knew he would one day climb Mount Everest. In 1982 Everest had only been summited by less than 30 people ever, success was not certain. If he made it to the top it would mean fame and fortune. Rusty's Ascent is the culmination of a number of conversations, it is a meditation on the adventurers remorse, the guilt any who makes a career in risking their life feels when they pursue their dream at the expense of their family.

A Surfer's Search


Erik Wilkie, reflects on his love for surfing in the Great Lakes



Every year we get a little older. One day you turn 50. How you choose to celebrate is up to you. Alpinist and mountain guide Robert Jasper is heading out to Greenland for a solo expedition.He leaves the small village of Kulusuk with his sea kayak. After twelve days of paddling and carrying heavy loads Robert reaches his basecamp at the foot of Molar Spire. Calmly, concentrated and all by himself he begins the ascent of this 500m rock face.



One day in the life of a 50-year-old couple. Blind Krzysztof goes skiing with Wiola, who is his wife and guide.

Bob & Marion


Bob and Marion have done so many miles and marathons between them and continue to run within marriage and ‘maturity’

Film Tickets

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.



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.

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