Kendal Mountain Festival is by far the largest and most varied event of its type in the world - it is also the main social event for outdoor enthusiasts in the UK.
At the heart of Kendal’s programme is the mountain film competition, attracting film premières from around the world. Over 50 films are screened (from 200+ entries) with ten coveted prizes up for grabs.
Together with the Art and Photography events, numerous competitions, specialist sports nights (Bike, Snowsports, Free-Flight and Endurance Sports) the Boardman Tasker literary award, KMF for Schools programme plus the Adventure Film Academy for aspiring filmmakers, make it the 'must do' mountain festival.
Our vision is to inspire more people to explore, enjoy and represent mountains, wilderness and their cultures.