It's easy to see why film is the beating heart of our Festival

Settle down to watch one of our carefully curated film programmes on the big screen with us and you'll be transported to places beyond the wildest reaches of your imagination. Exploring exhilarating landscapes, inspirational relationships and profound journeys; film is a window through which we can all experience adventures big and small – from the epic first ascent of a mountain peak, to the calm solitude of a swim in a tarn, to an invigorating dark city run...

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2019 film programme now on sale

Watch the latest film premieres, delve into our inspiring film programme or secure a place at one of our free family film sessions.

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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.

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Free Family Adventure Film Sessions

Presented by Volvo

Our sell-out family film sessions are back on Saturday and Sunday morning at Kendal Leisure Centre. Once again these sessions are free but you must book a ticket to reserve a seat!

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Accessible Film Screenings

On Sale

An opportunity for people with learning difficulties, or those living with dementia, and their carers to enjoy a programme of highly visual short films.

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The Baby Friendly Film Screenings

On Sale

An opportunity for parents and carers – alongside their babies – to enjoy a selection of our highly visual adventure films. Great films for parents in a conducive, open atmosphere (with subtitles in case it gets noisy!)

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Here are a few highlights from our Special Film Screenings at Kendal 2019.
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Film Premiere - Undiscovered presented by Mountain Equipment

Brewery Arts Centre Theatre

2019

Nov

15

7:00pm

'Undiscovered' follows Dave MacLeod's 25-year obsession with exploration and climbing new routes in Scotland.

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UK Film Premiere - Rotpunkt, presented by Patagonia, with Alex Megos

Brewery Arts Centre Theatre

2019

Nov

16

7:00pm

Rotpunkt documents the advent, the agony and the art of the redpoint through Alex Megos’s efforts to redefine the boundaries of the form

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Edie: a special screening in association with Fjällräven

Brewery Arts Centre Screen 2

2019

Nov

15

4:30pm

Join us for a special screening of Edie with a Q&A with the producer Mark Stothert. 10 lucky attendees will receive a copy of the Edie DVD to take away.

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Behind the Scenes - The Berghaus Dragon's Back Race Film Premiere

Kendal Town Hall

2019

Nov

16

5:30pm

Behind every great race is an even greater event team…this is their story.

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'Artifishal' Special Screening and panel discussion, presented by Patagonia

Brewery Arts Centre Screen 1

2019

Nov

16

9:30am

Join us for Artifshal, a documentary about the devastating cost of hatcheries, fish farms and human arrogance.

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Special Film Screening - Home with Sarah Outen

Brewery Arts Centre Screen 2

2019

Nov

15

9:00pm

We're delighted Sarah Outen is back at the Festival to share her new film 'Home'.

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Film Première - Shelter presented by Picture Organic Clothing

Brewery Arts Centre Theatre

2019

Nov

17

2:15pm

Don’t miss this beautifully shot UK Première. Following five friends (Jeremy Jones, Leo Taillefer and Thomas Delfino) as they embark on a human-powered journey exploring the historic mountain huts of the Alps.

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Film Premiere - Eastbound with Jenny Graham presented by Shand Cycles

Brewery Arts Centre Theatre

2019

Nov

15

5:00pm

Shand Cycles presents the World Film Premiere of Jenny Graham’s film - 'Eastbound' followed by a Q&A with Jenny.

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'Artifishal' Special Screening and panel discussion, presented by Patagonia

Brewery Arts Centre Screen 1

2019

Nov

16

9:30am

Join us for Artifshal, a documentary about the devastating cost of hatcheries, fish farms and human arrogance.

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