Kendal Mountain Festival Winners 2011

by Alan James - UKC Nov/2011
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This weekend's Kendal Mountain Festival (KMF) was a roaring success. There was beer drinking, dancing, pizza eating and even some films and things...

At the end of the festival is the award ceremony, where the highlights of the weekend are rewarded with prizes in their respective categories.

The award winners at this year's KMF were announced on Sunday November 20th. They are listed here with a video of some of the highlights of the ceremony.

Kendal Prize Winners 2011

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

Judges Special Prize
Ice Revolution
Producer and Director Peter Mortimer
Sender Films

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

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

Best Mountaineering Film
Encordades
Producer: Carlos Bria Lahoz
Director: Gerard Montero Coromines
Alkimia Produccions

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

Best Mountain Culture
Mi Chacra
Producer and Director: Jason Burlage

Best Environment Film
Mammalian
Producer and Director: Frank Wolf

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

Best Short Film
On Assignment
Producer and Director: Renan Ozturk
Camp 4 Collective

Adventure Film Academy Award
Reflections on 60
Directors: Toby Adamson and Richard Dixon

Adventure Photo Academy Award
Ben Adeline for Mountain Landscape
Andy Nelson for Outdoor Action

Also going on at the KMF was the Boardman-Tasker. Canadian writer, Bernadette McDonald scooped the 2011 Boardman-Tasker award for mountain literature with her book Freedom Climbers, which also took the Grand Prize at the recent Banff Mountain Book Festival.

The book is a moving account of the adventures of Polish climbers and their epic battle for Himalayan peaks in the 1980s.

There was also a Kendal Mountain Festival Photography Award judged by Henry Iddon with prizes from fstopgear.com. This was won by Tom Last with his photo 'Duck and Cover' of winter conditions on the Ballachulish Horseshoe. You can see all the final entries here.

UKC will be publishing a full report of the festival later this week.

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KMF Photo Competition Winner
UKC News, Nov 2011
© Tom Last

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Kendal Mountain Festival Sponsors 2011

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