Kendal Virtual Mountain Film Festival
The world-famous Kendal Mountain Festival is going online this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
10:03 21 November 2020
The world-famous Kendal Mountain Festival has already started and will run until November 29. The team behind the event says that this event is their best ever yet and will feature stories about people from all walks of life doing extraordinary things, live events, guest speakers and lots more.
KMF's Artistic Director, Claire-Jane Carter, says the whole team is busy recording specialist sessions for the festival, such as the literature talks.
She added: "Five of those will be recorded per day this week!" Claire has scheduled her time into 15-minute intervals in order to keep on top of it all. I am lucky to have bagged two slots in which to find out how this online thing is going to work, plus Claire's pick of films from the bursting program.
"The theme 'nurture' has ended up guiding quite a lot of the content at Kendal this year, I find out. Considering different forms of leadership, for example, and the symbiotic relationship between nature and nurture. The films that are available to watch during the festival are divided into themed collections, and two of Claire's favourite collections are Nature and Nurture 1 and 2: upbeat and beautiful nature stories with an enviromental theme."
This year's event will see the launch of KMF's brand new venture, the digital platform that will stay even after the Covid-19 pandemic. The plan is to present carefully-curated exciting and inspiring content all year round.
To watch the event, go to the festival website, make a purchase and log in with your email and password to access films and talks from 19 November until 31 December. The viewing platform is compatible with both Google Chromecast and Apple Airplay. Ticket prices start at £5.50 for a single pass, £37.50 for a film or literature pass, and £96 for a full festival pass.