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...

Film Collections

2019 film tickets now on sale

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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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Film Summit

The 'Film Summit' welcomes 200+ industry professionals to an insightful programme of debate and presentations.

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Film Competition

Our 2019 Film Competition is now closed to entries. Our 2020 Film Competition will open in the new year.

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Here are a few highlights from our Special Film Screenings at Kendal 2019.
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