International Film Competition
At the heart of the Festival is the International Film Competition, which awards 11 films prizes through an independent jury.
The film competition sees over 200 films submitted each year, which is shortlisted to around 70 with inclusion decided on merit and quality.
Films are screened in 10 venues across Kendal with last year’s totalling 422 screenings over 73 film sessions.
We attract many film premières (World, European or national) every year - the Festival is acknowledged by filmmakers as the foremost opportunity to showcase their latest films and many plan their production schedule for the year around the event.
For 2015, our Film Jury will include Steve Robinson, Wahajat Malik, Amanda Lu , Hazel Findlay, Ella Kirkpatrick and is chaired by Keme Nzerem.
Click here for this years' film list.