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Film  ·  Events  ·  Culture  ·  People  ·  19-22 Nov 2015


  1. Thursday 19th November
  2. Friday 20th November
  3. Saturday 21st November
  4. Sunday 22nd November

Upcoming Events

09.30 - 16.30 Tuesday 17th

Kendal Mountain Film Academy -  ‘DSLR Crash Course’

This workshop is designed to get you up and running with settings and shooting great video on your DSLR camera.

17.30 - 20.30 Tuesday 17th

Kendal Mountain Film Academy -  ‘Rigging and Logistics’

Rigging and logistics are often a big part of adventure film and something you won’t learn at film school!

09.30 - 16.30 Wednesday 18th
17.30 - 20.30 Wednesday 18th

Kendal Mountain Film Academy -  ‘Production Sound Recording’

Every great filmmaker knows the importance of great sound.

09.30 - 16.30 Thursday 19th

Kendal Mountain Film Academy -  ‘Advanced shooting Techniques’

Learn to shoot for the edit, capture great handheld footage and experiment with dollys, sliders, jibs, steadicams and slow motion to add energy and dynamism to your sequences.

18.30 - 19.30 Thursday 19th

Opening Ceremony

The big open-air public opening brings the Festival onto the street - for free!

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20.00 - 22.30 Thursday 19th

Free Flight Session

A celebration of everything airborne - paragliding, BASE, cross country...

09.30 - 12.30 Friday 20th

Kendal Mountain Film Academy -  ‘GoPro Tips and Tricks’

Experiment with accessories, sequences and shooting techniques and learn the settings and functions of the GoPro and GoPro Studio app to unleash the power of this versatile little camera.

10.00 - 12.00 Friday 20th

KMF For Schools

Mountain and outdoor inspiration for school kids. Bookings by phone only 01539 725133

13.00 - 17.45 Friday 20th

The Boardman-Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature

The winner is announced for the premier mountain literature award

16.30 - 19.00 Friday 20th

Endurance Session

Top speakers and films from the world of endurance sports

19.00 - 20.30 Friday 20th

Kenton Cool

An absorbing, exciting lecture from the 11-times Everest summiteer

19.30 - 21.00 Friday 20th

Film Premiere: Transition

The world premiere of the latest film from Hotaches Productions

20.00 - 22.30 Friday 20th

Santa Cruz Bike Session

It's back. The maddest, baddest bike event of the year.

09.30 - 12.00 Saturday 21st

Black Diamond Alpine Session

A celebration of alpine mountaineering, brought to life through an amazing mix of film and speakers.

10.00 - 11.30 Saturday 21st

Dave MacLeod

Just how has Dave MacLeod become 'the consummate all-rounder'?

10.00 - 12.00 Saturday 21st

Family Adventure Session

Inspirational, educational, fun and entertaining!

10.30 - 12.00 Saturday 21st

Summit Understood: A Literary History of Topping Out

From the Romantic poets who first named and conceptualised the mountaineer and his sublime summit experience, through nineteenth century mountain sieges, to the modernists whose push to the top signified a nation in turmoil between the World Wars – Prof Simon Bainbridge and Dr...

13.00 - 14.30 Saturday 21st

Clare Roche - The Ascent of Women

Clare Roche recounts how Victorian women managed to become mountaineers in the second half of the nineteenth century, despite all that was ranged against them.

13.00 - 14.30 Saturday 21st

Ben Moon

The true legend who transformed the standards of top-end climbing

13.00 - 14.30 Saturday 21st

David Pickford

A climbing and literature lecture double bill; 'The Light-Drenched Prism: How To Take Extraordinary Climbing Images' plus readings from After The Crash and other stories

13.00 - 15.30 Saturday 21st

Lowe Alpine Adventure & Exploration Session

High adventure and exploration tales from around the globe

13.00 - 18.00 Saturday 21st

KMF Jukebox

Our brand new film request scheme!

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Film Pass
15.00 - 16.30 Saturday 21st

Peter Gillman - Extreme Eiger, The Eiger North Face Direct

The Eiger North Face Direct was one of the most dramatic climbs of the post-war era. Two teams, one British/American, one German, competed to make the first ascent in the winter of 1966 and the outcome brought both tragedy and triumph. Peter Gillman...

15.00 - 16.30 Saturday 21st

Robbie Phillips

A unique opportunity to catch one of our best all-round climbers

16.30 - 18.00 Saturday 21st

Sherpa Nepal Benefit

A special fund-raising event to support the Help Sherpas Help Nepal appeal

17.00 - 18.30 Saturday 21st

Mike Parker - Map Addict

"My name is Mike, and I am a map addict." That's Mike Parker's admission, and explains the title of his bestselling book.

17.00 - 18.30 Saturday 21st

Tommy Caldwell

The free ascent of the Dawn Wall sent social media crazy, generated world headlines and even a message from the President. Tommy was at the eye of the storm...

18.00 - 19.30 Saturday 21st
19.30 - 22.00 Saturday 21st

Petzl Underground Session

A fantastic mix of caving films and lectures

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