Kendal Mountain Festival first came to China in October 2014. Kendal China team successfully held the Kendal World Tour Nanxi River station in Yongjia county of Wenzhou city. The famous climbers, outdoor specialists of national-wide attended the festival. At the same time, we also organized a multi-sport challenged and “walk for love” hiking as well as outdoor music festival. The total visitors taking part in the activities had reached more than 4000. This is a good start for the development of Kendal in China.
2015 is the second year of Kendal in China and the screening has rapidly reached to 5 stations. It is the motivation for the development of various outdoor industry in China. Chinese outdoor enthusiasts enjoyed the wonderful adventures shared by Kendal and Kendal has become the window for China to show itself world around. This kind of cooperation has promoted the common development of both sides.
To organize activities that have deep blending with Chinese outdoor culture. We have City Tour in China which contains KMF Film Special Screenings, Specialist Session, Speaker Program etc.; KMF Express---the selection and competition of Chinese mountain films; World Experience ---create opportunity for audience to experience the amazing places in the film; KMF Film Academy---help Chinese extreme photography enthusiasts to grow up.
We carefully selected 5-7 brilliant outdoor films about 100 munities for Chinese audience in each of the special film screening. To promote the spirit of health and positivity as well as transcending oneself, bring inspiration and visual shock for the outdoor sports enthusiasts.
City Event is a super outdoor party which contains Film Screening, Speaker Program, Specialist Session, 0utdoor Activities experience and KMF Film Academy. Outdoor enthusiasts have the opportunities to meet their heroes face by face besides to enjoying the best and newest outdoor films, inspiring different range of people.
As one of the best outdoor films festival in the world, the most attractive to films makers is the International Film Competition. KMF Express aims to help the development of Chinese outdoor films via the selection and competition.
Inspiring outdoor films encourage people to step out and go into the wild. KMF world Experience creates the opportunities for the people who love nature and outdoor a chance to experience the places showing up in the films.
Founder of Kendal China Director of Kendal (Shenzhen) International Culture Communication Co., Ltd
Globetrotter and outdoor photographer. Between 2013-2015, Amanda went on an 800 - day journey around the world, including 40 countries. Now Amanda is fully engaged in the promotion of outdoor sports culture in China.
Globetrotter and photographer. Published book Travel in Tibet was nominated the Golden Rhino Best Outdoor Photography Award in 2008. Another picture album From the Himalayas to Karakoram - 1300 photos and travel story was published in 2010. Tiger went on an 800 - day journey around the world during 2013 – 2015, and now focuses on outdoor education work of teenagers.
Funsun used to be a lecturer in Peking University and involve in the programming of sports course from 2003 to 2006. He worked in Chinese Mountaineering Association from 2006 until he started his own business specializing in event organizing and management of outdoor sports in 2016. Funsun is co-founder of Kendal China.