Kendal Mountain Festival 2011 Round Up

Report by planetFear
Thursday 24th November 2011

The passing of another Kendal Mountain Festival marks the culmination of another year's work for the adventure film-makers of the world.

A fantastic 2011 festival yielded the following results:

Grand Prize:
Crossing the Ditch
Director Greg Quail
Production Company: Quail Television Pty Ltd and Justin Jones

Judges Special Prize:
Ice Revolution
Producer and Director Peter Mortimer
Production Company Sender Film

People's Choice:
The Long Hope
Producer and Director: Paul Diffley
Production Company Hot Aches Productions

Best Climbing Film:
Race for the Nose
Producer and Director Peter Mortimer
Production Company Sender Films

Best Mountaineering Film
Producer Carlos Bria Lahoz
Director Gerard Montero Coromines
Production Company Alkimia Produccions

Best Mountain Adventure Film
Vertical Sailing Greenland
Producer and Director: Sean Villanueva O' Driscoll
Director Sean Villanueva O' Driscoll

Best Mountain Culture
Mi Chacra
Producer and Director : Jason Burlage

Best Environment Film
Producer and Director : Frank Wolf

Best Adrenaline Film
Sketchy Andy
Producer and Director Peter Mortimer
Production Company Sender Films

Best Short Film
On Assignment
Producer & Director Renan Ozturk
Production Company Camp 4 Collective

Bernadette McDonald won the coveted Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature with Freedom Climbers, the story of how Polish climbers emerged after the 2nd World War and the rigours of the Russian occupation, to dominate high altitude mountaineering.

Whilst it didn't quite make the awards list planetFear's own film, The Epic Tri, produced by Editor Dave MacFarlane, received a standing ovation as it headlined the Endurance evening on Friday night.

For more information on last weekend's festival please visit the Kendal Mountain Festival site.

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