Film collections 2022

At the heart of our Festival is an incredible film programme, which we curate from entries to our year long international film competition. We're delighted to share with you the films that have been selected for the Festival this year - the quality and creativity has once again blown us away!

Our International Film Programme is proudly presented by Danner.

We welcome you to join us back in Kendal this year and watch our film curations from the comfort of our Rab Cinemas.

Climb - Blue

Presented by Montane

Climbing is an expanding culture. Joining a variety of athletes and fun characters, we offer you a pick-and-mix of rock types – desert sandstone, hard-as-nails granite, limestone, gritstone and - yes - resin. With sore knees and sore knuckles, come and see a collection of films that celebrate connection - to oneself, to nature, and the special bond formed through sharing a rope. Grab your popcorn and get stuck in to watch the films that capture the heart and soul of Kendal Mountain Festival.

Elevated

Dir: Palmer Morse15' / USA

British Bouldering: The Inside Story

Dir: David Christopher Petts15' / UK

Coach Emily

Dir: Pallavi Somusetty8' / USA

Legacy On The Muir

Dir: Max Buschini24' / USA

RISE

Dir: Christopher Lewis Thomas5' / UK

Bridge Boys

Dir: Nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer28' / USA

Climb - Red

Presented by Montane

Climbing is an expanding culture. Joining a variety of athletes and fun characters, we offer you a pick-and-mix of rock types – desert sandstone, hard-as-nails granite, limestone, gritstone and - yes - resin. With sore knees and sore knuckles, come and see a collection of films that celebrate connection - to oneself, to nature, and the special bond formed through sharing a rope. Grab your popcorn and get stuck in to watch the films that capture the heart and soul of Kendal Mountain Festival.

  

The Last Forgotten Art

Dir: Jessie Leong18' / UK

Big Things to Come

Dir: Nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer21' / USA

Mum's Gone Climbing

Dir: Janelle Gow, Wendy Law22' / Australia

Queen Lines

Dir: Alastair Lee35' / UK

*this film won't be available on the Kendal Mountain Player

More Than A Route

Dir: Peter Dippel20' / Germany

Available only online on Kendal Mountain Player

Mountain - Blue

Presented by Deuter

Come with us to the highest peaks across the world. Watch contemporary alpinists, athletes and historic heroes in a series of films that ask the age-old questions - not in an attempt to answer them, but to reframe them and explore their breadth and depth. What draws us to the mountains? Who do we follow to these summits? And what do we really find there?

Enchainment

Dir: Nick Kowalski30' / New Zealand

UTA - The Climb for Kosovo

Dir: Jake Tupman, Jack Somerville19' / Kosovo

Revers Gagnant: a friendship beyond the peaks

Dir: Hugo Wirth13' / France

Spindrift: The Barry Blanchard Story

Dir: Ivan Hughes29' / Canada

Mountain - Red

Presented by Deuter

Come with us to the highest peaks across the world. Watch contemporary alpinists, athletes and historic heroes in a series of films that ask the age-old questions - not in an attempt to answer them, but to reframe them and explore their breadth and depth. What draws us to the mountains? Who do we follow to these summits? And what do we really find there?

The Value of Time

Dir: Tom Dauer25' / Austria

North 6

Dir: Frank Kretschmann28' / Germany

Ô'Parizad

Dir: Guillaume Pierrel38' / France

Explore - Blue

Presented by Pertex.

True exploration requires curiosity, courage and an eye for detail. We've got plenty in this collection of short films.

Tales of Jan Mayen

Dir: Hugo Pettit30' / UK

Nature Connection

Dir: Mark Vaughan13' / UK

A Baffin Vacation

Dir: Sarah McNair-Landry, Erik Boomer13' / Canada

Breaking Trail

Dir: Jesse Roesler30' / USA

Explore - Red

Presented by Pertex

True exploration requires curiosity, courage and an eye for detail. We've got plenty in this collection of short films.

The Glen Beyond

Dir: Jamie Barnes13' / UK

Family Routes

Dir: Keith Robertson30' / Canada

Lumdo Kolola

Dir: Nicolas Alliot52' / France

Snow - Blue

Presented by Ortovox

In this collection we take you on a whirlwind, worldwide tour of cinematically beautiful ski and snow stories.

Invisible Ground

Dir: Elias Elhardt34' / Austria

My Ikon, My Beginnings

Dir: Jeremy Petit

4' / USA

Luzhba - Creating a New Reality

Dir: André Costa20' / Austria

Nexus

Dir: Shannon Corsi43' / USA

Snow - Red

Presented by Ortovox

In this collection we take you on a whirlwind, worldwide tour of cinematically beautiful ski and snow stories.

The Last Ski Maker in Scotland

Dir: Euan Robinson7' / UK

Sunbirds

Dir: Alexa Fay11' / Canada

Fragments Choisis

Dir: Alicia Cenci12' / Switzerland

Tracks

Dir: Viktor Björnström, Kajsa Määttä23' / Sweden

Crush

Dir: Mega Computeur3' / France

Skiing in Colour

Dir: Austin Smock4' / USA

Free Rider

Dir: Jérôme Tanon35' / France

Run & Hike - Blue

Presented by Merrell

Getting back to the core of why we run, walk, and hike, this collection of short films will have you yearning to get out and about.

Whether you love the fells, roads or track, we explore what running and hiking means to us all.

Balance

Dir: Jimmy Hyland5' / UK

Mahmood

Dir: Annelise Mecca2' / USA

Urban Oasis

Dir: Ryan Scura4' / USA

Rebound

Dir: Alexis Berg13' / France

The Forgiving Path

Dir: David Mathias13' / UK

WHY WE WALK

Dir: Eric Bishop55' / USA

Run & Hike - Red

Presented by Merrell

Getting back to the core of why we run, walk, and hike, this collection of short films will have you yearning to get out and about.

Whether you love the fells, roads or track, we explore what running and hiking means to us all.

Walk On

Dir: Grace Emily Taylorson Smith Pritchard20' / UK

Miles To Go

Dir: James Saunders8' / USA

Tempo II. Movements in Jungle

Dir: Thomas Woodson6' / USA

Normal People Would Drive

Dir: Olivia Holt, Patrick Wood23' / Australia

Run to the Source

Dir: Matt Kay35' / UK

Bike

Presented by Trek

Just two wheels… it’s amazing what the bike has done for humanity. In this film collection we round up some incredible stories of community, travel, athleticism, artistry and some proper good humour.

Mbogi Amani

Dir: Lian van Leeuwen17' / Netherlands

QUINN BRETT AND THE TOUR DIVIDE

Dir: Justin Boyer, Andrew Earl14' / USA

KEEP ON KEEPING ON "Dreaming of Rampage"

Dir: Benjamin Soto, Cristobal De Alba, Juan Diego De la Peña Taylor19' / Mexico

508: The Takeover

Dir: Jeremy Hartman, Andi Lipo11' / USA

Riding Through The Dark

Dir: Peter Kehoe, Shaun Waldie27' / UK

The Flying Squirrels and Radical Rippers

Dir: Skye Schillhammer7' / USA

Water

Presented by Gore-Tex

Therapeutic, threatening, a daily practice, a life-long dream. These aquatic stories flow apart, and back together. Sink in.

Grounded

Dir: Lidewij Hartog6' / UK

I Am Capable

Dir: Roxy Furman9' / UK

The Water Holds Me / The Water Binds Us

Dir: Lily Mae Kroese2' / UK

Before I Die

Dir: Mark Anders, Rush Sturges11' / USA

Chilly Dipper

Dir: Hannah Maia25' / UK

Surfers Not Street Children

Dir: James Hancock5' / UK

Wild and Still

Dir: Hugo Clouzeau13' / France

First Step Swim

Dir: Caitlin McMullan7' / UK

The Sea and Me - Below

Dir: Dominic Joyce5' / UK

Skin Swimmer

Dir: Hannah Walsh7' / USA

Air

Presented by Keela

Join us for a collection of films that celebrate adventures in the higher world, above the snow-topped skylines and into the rarified air above. Whether it’s flying, falling or even seemingly walking through space, we celebrate the people who make the impossible feel distinctly possible.

Walking On Clouds

Dir: Renan Kamizi7' / Brazil

Always Higher

Dir: Alexa Fay12' / Canada

Private Freefall

Dir: Roberto Colombo11' / UK

New Way Up

Dir: Jake Holland25' / UK

The girl that found happiness

Dir: Timothy Parrant3' / Spain

Lapporten Skyline

Dir: Emil Sergel48' / Sweden 

Ride & Flow

Presented by Picture

A collection to celebrate all things board-related. Whether you ride surf, slope or concrete, join us for stories that slide sideways. We meet some of the diverse and divergent scenes across the world; people who are riding into the future and rising up against all odds.

Creation Theory

Dir: Ben Sturgulewski22' / USA

Long Live Livi

Dir: Parisa Urquhart, Ling Lee30' / UK

The Sea and Me - Atop

Dir: Dominic Joyce5' / UK

Hunros Jorna

Dir: Mickey Smith, Allan Wilson19' / UK

ISMAEL - WITH THE WIND

Dir: Liam Saint-Pierre4' / UK

A Land For Everyone

Dir: Rachael Sarah12' / UK

Human Spirit

Presented by Pertex

Meet the heroes and heroines overcoming their fears and rising against the odds to accomplish their dreams in the outdoors.

Riding The Rails

Dir: Evan Kay10' / USA

This Is Beth

Dir: Jen Randall17' / Canada

Pass It On: Tami Night

Dir: Jen Randall3' / Canada

Adam

Dir: Matt Pycroft5' / UK

The Fell We Climb

Dir: Lou Kneath, Jeffrey Wallin10' / UK

Sheri

Dir: James Q Martin28' / USA

400 PAIRES DE BOTTES / MADE FOR WALKING

Dir: Hélène Baillot, Raphaël Botiveau17' / France

Life’s a Bargain

Dir: Nic Good4' / South Africa

We Are Nature

Dir: Jaha Browne, Olivia Martin-McGuire9' / UKWinner of the 2021 The Mountain People Film Grant in partnership with Rab.

Nature & Environment

Presented by Picture

Join us as we explore the ways people are connecting with, and caring for, the natural world. You can’t love what you don’t know, so these films inform and inspire us to believe in the force of nature, and our own ability to fight for it.  

Stories Of You And I

Dir: John Davies18' / UK

American Scar

Dir: Daniel Lombroso13' / USA

The Farm Under The City

Dir: Brett Chapman, Jordan Carroll10' / UK

Shaba

Dir: Ami Vitale12' / Kenya

The Ghost Rainforest

Dir: John Davies9' / UK

The TrashMob

Dir: Jamie Edwards, Dom John13' / UK

Truluck

Dir: Matt Cannon, Jake Smallwood20' / UK

Rise Up

Presented by Dometic

Needing some inspiration this year? Grab your tickets for Rise Up, a collection of films documenting the lives of the people who are coming up with innovative and compassionate ways to defy the possibility of prejudice and find adventure throughout the world.

Expedition Reclamation

Dir: Erin Joy Nash, Sanjana Sekhar, Chelsea Murphy45' / USA

Ryan’s Story

Dir: Rob Johnson8' / UK

Free to Run

Dir: Carrie Highman, Tim Highman30' / USA

Ignite Your Passion

Dir: Roo Smith8' / USA

Outside Thinkers

Presented by Keela

We introduce Outside Thinkers - a collection of films that will take you on a perception-altering journey of discovery. Join us as we think outside the box and toy with the way we view the world with this provocative and challenging collection.

The Unofficial Countryside

Dir: Nick Jordan, Jacob Cartwright17' / UK

A Line Alone

Dir: Theo Sanchez18' / France

Rockies Repeat

Dir: Caroline Hedin19' / Canada

Blue Room

Dir: Merete Mueller11' / USA

Fifty-Four Days

Dir: Cat White, Phoebe Torrance17' / UK

Harrier

Dir: Ciara Flint15' / UK

Age is No Barrier

Presented by Gore-Tex

Connecting with the outdoors can be a lifelong opportunity and passion. These films celebrate those who sustain their sense of adventure, who are stewards of the environment even if they themselves need care, whose wisdom is expressed in wild and curious ways. Enjoy a stunning lineup of films which celebrate the pioneers of adventure in our younger and older generations.

Older - A portrait of photographer and activist, Alex Rotas

Dir: Danielle Sellwood7' / UK

Ten Gold

Dir: James Guardino2' / USA

The Last Last Hike

Dir: Céline François20' / USA

We Don't Usually Have Ice Creams

Dir: Paul McCredie9 ' / New Zealand

Wood Hood

Dir: Alexander Cullen16' / USA

The Most Psyched

Dir: Lucas Corroto10' / Australia

Moving Mountains

Dir: Aoife McKibbin13' / UK

Not Quite Out of The Woods

Dir: Kate Jennings Geis7' / USA

Nancy

Dir: Anna Frances Pearson3' / New Zealand

Outside Artists

Presented by Keela

Come with us on an immersive journey and see an amazing cross section of the arts and the outdoors that will be a treat for your senses.

Join us as we explore nature through music and dance; watch spectacular LED drones create patterns over Lake District Tarns; enter a disappearing frozen world and listen to jazz, cellos, songs and poems at climbing walls and in the limestone Dales.

Weightless Re-Visited

Dir: Richard Johnston3' / UK

Rooted

Dir: Thomas Dibb, Mark Lewis23' / UK

Bodies

Dir: Abby Carter14' / UK

Moving With

Dir: Jonny Randall8' / UK

Satori

Dir: Chloe Tam4' / UK

EUDEMONIA

Dir: Fabian F. Fuchs7' / Switzerland

The World Around Us

Dir: Hannah Wicks12' / UK

Fractured

Dir: Colin Tennant, Saskia Coulson4' / UK

Out of the Shadows

Dir: Scott Heleniak20' / UK

Family Adventure

The Girl That Found Happiness

Dir Timothy Parrant Spain / 2'

Kayak

Dir Solene Bosseboeuf, Antoine Rossi, Flore Dechorgnat, Tiphaine Klein & Auguste LefortFrance / 6'

Switch

Dir Hugo LaugierFrance / 6'

Write Your Line

Dir Augey Marc & Collet AndyFrance / 3'

Inheriting Adventure In The Alaskan Wilderness - Porter Family

Dir Eric Porter & Justin OlsenUSA / 7’

Extreme 8 Adventure Up Winder

Dir Louis HollinghamUK / 4’

Brave Girl: The Future Of Wyoming

Dir Mark Pedri USA / 8’

On | Black Ice

Dir Richard Bullock Switzerland / 11'

Silent Steward

Dir Cobi KrumholzUSA / 4’

There's Snow Limit At KSC

Hangedman Productions UK / 3’

Beauty Full Send

Dir Christoph Thoresen Austria / 6'

Arthur's Adventure

Dir Monet Rose Adams UK / 1’

Ismael: With The Wind

Dir Liam Saint-PierreUK / 4'

Chairlift Skydive

Dir Dino Raffault France / 2'

FILMS SCREENING IN LIVE EVENTS

Alta

Dir Etienne MérelSwitzerland / 6'Screening at The North Face and Ellis Brigham Snow Night

Flight Mode

Dir Matteo Pavana, Marco ZanoneItaly / 7'

Screening at The High Mountain Session: Risk vs Reward in Alpinism presented by Mountain Equipment

Immerse

Dir Brett CurrieUK / 13'

Screening at the Outdoor Swimming Session

Mardi & The Whites

Dir Paula ChampagneUS / 11'

Screening at Arc'teryx Women In Adventure Session

Not Just A Boys' Club - Part 1

Dir Alexa FayCanada / 4'

Screening at Patagonia Climb Session

Rush

Dir Mike CogganUK / 7'

Screening at the Outdoor Swimming Session

Steezy Collective Lakeland 200 Project - Part 1

Dir Steezy CollectiveUK / 16'

Screening at Trek Bike Night

Wheels of Life

Dir Andrea CassCanada / 8'

Screening at Rapha Cycling Session

WOLF

Dir Maxime MoulinFrance / 6'

Screening at The North Face and Ellis Brigham Snow Night 

Women Of The Underground

Dir Keith PartridgeUK / 11'

Screening at Petzl Underground Session

At Home In The Water

Dir: Tom ThistlethwaiteUK / 9'

Artist: Vanessa Daws / www.swimmingalongwaytogether.comFabrica Exhibition

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