International Film Competition 2016
The Winners 2016
- Grand Prize: The Accord
- Judges Special Prize: Run Forever
- Best Short Film: King of the Mountain
- Best Environment Film: Samuel in the Clouds
- Best Mountaineering Film: Jurek
- Best Adventure & Exploration Film: Iran: A Skier's Journey
- Best Climbing Film: Blocheads
- Best Culture: Drawing the Tiger
- Best Adventure Sport: Tom Seipp - A Mountain Journal
- Best Sound: The Place
- Best Visual: Johanna
- People's Choice: Blocheads
Kendal Mountain Festival is the UK's premier mountain film festival celebrating adventure, culture and environment.
At the heart of the Festival is the International Film Competition, which awards 12 films prizes through an independent jury. There is also 4 Film Active prizes awarded to young filmmakers.
The year the film competition received over 260 film entries, which is shortlisted to around 80 with inclusion decided on merit and quality.
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 2016, our Film Jury was Paul Diffley, Joanna Croston, Nick Bullock , Natasha Brooks, and was chaired by Keme Nzerem.