At the heart of our Festival is an incredible film programme, which we curate from entries to our year long international film competition.

We can't wait  to share with you films that have been selected for the Festival this year - the quality and creativity has once again blown us away!

Film tickets will be released in Autumn.


Find out which films won our 2021 Film Awards...


We are delighted to have Rab as our Cinema partner this year.


Everything from international film premieres with the world’s greatest athletes to new voices entering the outdoor sphere.

Our Film Programme

Presented by Danner

Our film competition closes in September and we turn this into a final programme, which is released in October. Each film session contains a selection of short outdoor films that will take your breath away and boost your sense of adventure! 

Feature Films and Premieres

Each year we gain exclusive access to the world's greatest outdoor feature films. We have become renowned as a launchpad and international showcase for mountain and outdoor film, premiering or screening such classics as The Bat and the Wicked, Five Days One Summer, Hard Grit, Touching The Void and Free Solo.

Introducing Rab Cinemas

We're delighted to be partnering with Rab to host this year's film sessions at the Rab Cinemas. Our film sessions sell-out every year and are organised my theme - water, climb mountain, bike, uprising, family friendly - there's something for everyone!

INTERNATIONAL Film Competition

Who will win this year’s prestigious ‘Kendal’ awards?

Each year we hold a world-renowned film competition with hundreds of entrants from across the globe. Our team carefully watch every entry and whittle these down to a varied programme of 200 films, which we screen in an insightfully curated and jam-packed programme at various Festival venues each November.

The films are then viewed by our panel of judges who select the award winners, and we present our prestigious 'Kendal' awards at a lively ceremony on Saturday night in the Basecamp. Our Festival audience are also invited to nominate their favourite film to win the 'People's Choice Award'.

We're proud to have platformed thousands of films to new audiences and given in excess of £50,000 in prize money to budding film-makers over the years!

© Kendal Mountain Festival 2022