Scottish film, The Cull, wins global award at Kendal Mountain Festival

Multi-award winning film-maker Ted Simpson takes Best Environmental prize at the Kendal Mountain Festival global film awards with his film about deer management in Scotland

'The Cull’ explores the different approaches to deer management taken by landowners and managers, and the reasons behind those differing approaches. Talking to people from all over Scotland and on all sides of the debate, the film presents the issues as seen by real people on the ground.

The film pulls together perspectives on a controversial issue to create an intentional conversation between it’s key characters. Being able to listen, and change opinion, is one of the most important elements of the environmental debate, and this film demonstrates how we must listen carefully to all viewpoints, and surprise ourselves with shifting responses.

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Kendal Mountain Festival announced the winners on the 29 November, after ten days of curated films, live sessions, literature and inspiring speakers online, its 12 International Film Competition prize winners for 2020.

EMBARGO: SUNDAY 29 NOVEMBER AT 21:00 HRS
SCOTTISH FILM, THE CULL, ABOUT DEER MANAGEMENT IN SCOTLAND WINS GLOBAL AWARD AT KENDAL MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL
KENDAL, UK - 29 NOVEMBER 2020:  Scottish film, 'The Cull', made by multi-award winning film-maker Ted Simpson takes Best Environmental prize tonight at the Kendal Mountain Festival global film awards. 
'The Cull' explores the different approaches to deer management taken by landowners and managers, and the reasons behind those differing approaches. Talking to people from all over Scotland and on all sides of the debate, the film presents the issues as seen by real people on the ground.
The film pulls together perspectives on a controversial issue to create an intentional conversation between it's key characters. Being able to listen, and change opinion, is one of the most important elements of the environmental debate, and this film demonstrates how we must listen carefully to all viewpoints, and surprise ourselves with shifting responses. 
Kendal Mountain Festival announces tonight, after ten days of curated films, live sessions, literature and inspiring speakers online, its 12 International Film Competition prize winners for 2020. 
Hailed as the 'Oscars' of mountain film, the winners were named in a virtual awards ceremony hosted by Kendal Mountain Festival jury chairman Keme Nzerem and a panel of judges for the Festival's 40th year. The Festival received over 400 entries for 2020 - a record number of submissions - from professional and amateur filmmakers from across the globe.
EMBARGO: SUNDAY 29 NOVEMBER AT 21:00 HRS SCOTTISH FILM, THE CULL, ABOUT DEER MANAGEMENT IN SCOTLAND WINS GLOBAL AWARD AT KENDAL MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL KENDAL, UK - 29 NOVEMBER 2020: Scottish film, 'The Cull', made by multi-award winning film-maker Ted Simpson takes Best Environmental prize tonight at the Kendal Mountain Festival global film awards. 'The Cull' explores the different approaches to deer management taken by landowners and managers, and the reasons behind those differing approaches. Talking to people from all over Scotland and on all sides of the debate, the film presents the issues as seen by real people on the ground. The film pulls together perspectives on a controversial issue to create an intentional conversation between it's key characters. Being able to listen, and change opinion, is one of the most important elements of the environmental debate, and this film demonstrates how we must listen carefully to all viewpoints, and surprise ourselves with shifting responses. Kendal Mountain Festival announces tonight, after ten days of curated films, live sessions, literature and inspiring speakers online, its 12 International Film Competition prize winners for 2020. Hailed as the 'Oscars' of mountain film, the winners were named in a virtual awards ceremony hosted by Kendal Mountain Festival jury chairman Keme Nzerem and a panel of judges for the Festival's 40th year. The Festival received over 400 entries for 2020 - a record number of submissions - from professional and amateur filmmakers from across the globe.

Hailed as the 'Oscars' of mountain film, the winners were named in a virtual awards ceremony hosted by Kendal Mountain Festival jury chairman Keme Nzerem and a panel of judges for the Festival’s 40th year. The Festival received over 400 entries for 2020 - a record number of submissions - from professional and amateur filmmakers from across the globe.

All the content at Kendal Mountain Festival, including The Cull, will be available to watch on demand until Dec 31 via www.kendalmountainfestival.com