The Best Of Kendal Mountain Festival - Film Only - Pontardawe
Fire up your imagination and join us for a thrilling night of adventure.
Watch a collection of our best short films on the big screen – stories of human endurance, breathtaking environments and soul-stirring journeys.
With thanks to our Tour Presenting Partner:
And our tour partners Mountain Equipment, Lowe Alpine, Yeti, Explore South Lakeland and Pala Eyewear.
Camel Finds Water
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.
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
Paddy O'Leary grew up in Wexford, Ireland, but didn't discover his love and talent for running until he moved to San Francisco. Now, he is returning to Ireland to take on the fastest known time on the self-navigated 115 kilometer Wicklow Round, and to rediscover his home through the lens of running.
“Deep Water” is a captivating exploration of fear, mentorship, and deep water soloing in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam with psicobloc pioneer Tim Emmett and competition climber Kyra Condie. Watch as Kyra learns from the master, tackles the fear of climbing high above the water, and then succeeds on one of the hardest deep water solos in Vietnam, The “Lightning Crack”.
What do you get when you drop four top freeskiers and a world champion drone pilot at Chatter Creek, British Columbia, for a week and instruct them to charge as hard as they can, every day? Unique footage of next level skiing from a world-class skiing area, with trees, chutes, steeps, flips and unlimited powder…
THE HOME FOR BROKEN TOYS
Winner of the 2019 People's Choice
Every weekend through the winter, a group of middle-aged men plunge into the freezing waters of a pond in central London. The reasons are by turns comedic, poignant, and profound.
Billder tells the story of Bill McLane, a mountain bike trail builder. We'll find out what trails mean to him and how his work impacts his community.
An intimate story of longing and belonging in India’s sacred mountains, ‘Spirit’ explores what it takes to make a home in a remote community in the thralls of change.
Limitless chronicles the story of Jezza Williams, from life as a rogue adventurer to a lifechanging accident that left him a C5 tetraplegic.
SKETCHING THE ALPS
Running through the Alps it is important to stop and smell the roses... or at least sketch them.
BOYS FROM THE BACK OF BEYOND
They say it takes a village to raise a child... But it takes an extraordinary village to raise a pair of Olympians. The uplifting and comedic underdog story of how a rural community took on the elite sport of rowing.
You can learn a lot about yourself when a race goes well, but you can learn even more when it all goes sideways.
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.