Fire up your imagination and join us for a thrilling night of adventure.
Watch a brand-new collection of short films on the big screen – stories of human endurance, breathtaking environments and soul-stirring journeys. Plus hear from one of the world’s top adventurers, who’ll join us on stage to share tales from their explorations.
The evening will be presented by Festival director Steve Scott and we'll be giving away prizes from our fabulous tour sponsors.
Lucky to have survived after a horrific BASE jumping accident, Lisa Beasley must now face an extended recovery period that brings her closer to her mother as well as her first love; the sea. She discovers the beauty of the Cape Town tidal pools and she must now work to protect them from the harmful historical cleaning protocols that kill the marine life she has come to love.
DIRECTOR: Trygve Heide
The Ghosts Above
Everest is the eternal subject of mountain films. Who achieved the first summit? Was it really George Mallory? On this quest there are reflections on the history of Everest expeditions, the fraught relationship between indigenous guides and expeditioners, the rigours of high-alpine mountaineering, and the commercialisation of sacred Everest. A brutally honest look at the current state of affairs.
DIRECTOR: Taylor Rees
DIRECTOR: Renan Ozturk
Lock Up Rock Down
Jerome Mowat takes us through the challenges he faced as a front-line paramedic during the pandemic, and how he used climbing as an escape.
DIRECTOR: Nico Hambleton
Africa Riding – Karim, Rwanda
Africa Riding is a documentary series that presents a community of riders that try to create a new social and cultural order in Africa. Karim, an amazing Rwandan roller skater, performs incredible stunts and tricks. Thanks to his talent, he has been hired to give roller skating lessons to children. In his lessons, he mixes children from all backgrounds and from his own Gakinjiro neighborhood in Kigali.
DIRECTOR: Aurélien Biette
DIRECTOR: Liz Gomis
Madman Trails of Bhutan
The Kingdom of Bhutan in the mighty eastern Himalayas is the new frontier in the world of enduro mountain biking. Riders can traverse the numerous ancient trails that make up an intricate web of pathways and dirt paths that dot and connect the kingdom’s diverse twenty districts, providing a backdrop for a ride in one of the world’s most pristine landscapes.
DIRECTOR: Scott Secco
An ode to the often-overlooked device that enabled a sport and still acts as a central pillar of ski culture to this day. The film shares the stories about the access it offers, and connections forged while passing the time back to the top of the lift.
DIRECTOR: Mike Douglas
@sweatybettyruns | Kingston, March 2019
Awesome Saturday night out @kendalmountainfestival. Watched the most awe-inspiring, jaw-droppingly beautiful line up of short films and listened to the legend @annamcnuff talk about her South American travel tales. Always honest, inspiring, crazy and funny.