Unmissable – The best action and adventure films from around the world!
Each year the very best films from Kendal Mountain Festival are hand-picked by Porter’s Progress UK as we proudly host the Best of Kendal World Film Tour for our 9th year!
Come and join us and experience the essence and inspiration of Kendal with a selection of the hottest action sports and adventure films.
6.00pm Exhibition Road Doors and bar open.
7.00pm Programme begins with introduction by PPUK
DEJAME VIVIR (62 mins) Winner – Best Adventure & Exploration
Directed by Sébastien Montaz-Rosset
Dejame Vivir is a story of determination, spectacular landscapes and unshakeable friendship. Following in the footsteps of the pioneers of Sky Running, Kilian Jornet and a small group of like-minded friends push the boundaries of possibility to new limits in a series of mountain adventures. From a tale of friendship on the glaciers of Mont Blanc to the hostile conditions and raw energy of Mount Elbrus, experience the mountains from a unique and breathtaking perspective and accompany Kilian as he re-writes the rulebook of mountain running. Culminating in an attempt to break a record on the iconic Matterhorn, can all the factors align to help him make his childhood dreams come true?
BALLOON HIGHLINE (4 mins)
Directed by Sébastien Montaz-Rosset
You won’t get much closer to Skylining than this! We left winter behind and headed to the sun to try and turn our latest dream into reality. With our friends from Globus Kon Tiki, we put up a line between 2 hot air balloons to try our first completely movable highline. All of the Skyliners team was excited to put their skills to the test on such an amazing line…
INTERVAL & RAFFLE (40 mins)
SUFFEREST II (25 mins) Winner – Best Climbing Film
Directed by Cedar Wright
Professional Climbers and goofballs Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright attempt to climb 45 Desert towers in the iconic “Four Corners of the United States, by bike. Sometimes Hilarious, sometimes epic, and usually quite beautiful, Sufferfest 2 is a lot of fun to watch because it was absolutely heinous to achieve. From 60kph sandstorms, and over 1200 kilometers of biking, to bike wrecks and horribly loose rock, this truly an experience… and it has a puppy.
AFTERGLOW (12 mins) Winner – Best visual Film
Directed by Nick Waggoner
From the depth of the creative visuals to the groundbreaking, never-been-done-before scale of the shoot, Afterglow is being hailed as one of the most cinematically profound ski movies ever made. Deep pillows and Alaskan spines, all filmed at night, with massive lights, custom made LED suits, and a national governments worth of logistics, planning, and civil engineering. Filmed as a partnership between Sweetgrass Productions, Philips TV, and the Swedish Agency Ahlstrand & Wållgren, it’s two parts creativity, one part branded content, and a pinch of masochism for good measure. Overall, it’s an incredibly unique partnership between our vision of skiing and the color and light technology behind the Philips Ambilight TV.
GHOST PELATON (11 mins)
Directed by Mark Huskisson
Created for the Grand Depart, Tour de France 2014 from Yorkshire, Ghost Peloton fuses performance cycling with athletic choreography inspired by the wheel in motion and the varied landscapes of the race route. Each rider was illuminated using NVA’s bespoke LED light suit, which can instantaneously change colour, flash-rate and luminosity. The rhythm of movement from choreographed actions of massed participants becomes a source of creativity, extending perception of the immediate setting.
The landscape of Yorkshire from remote moor to urban heartland becomes an open canvas carrying a new visual language seen in live performance and film by Mark Huskisson.
THE RIDGE (7 mins) Winner – Festival Selection
Directed by Stu Thompson
The Ridge is the brand new film from Danny Macaskill… For the first time in one of his films Danny climbs aboard a mountain bike and returns to his native home of the Isle of Skye in Scotland to take on a death-defying ride along the notorious Cuillin Ridgeline.