Over the last 10 days, Kendal in the Lake District has been host to the now internationally famous ´Kendal Mountain Film Festival´. Featuring 250 films and 40 audio-visual presentations, it continues to go from strength to strength. The last weekend is always a highlight with all the major prizes being announced and as usual the town was full to breaking point with outdoor and film enthusiasts coming from all over the UK and beyond.The 2006 Grand Prize was awarded to the Nepalese documentary On the Road with the Red God Macheddndranath. Shot over one year, it tells the story of the construction of a wooden chariot dedicated to the title Red God, and the issues involved in the procession of the chariot though the Kathmandu valley. Climbing Film & the People´s Choice awards both went to Set in Stone with E11 receiving the Judges Special Prize. The Boardman Tasker Award was also announced at the Kendal Festival for the first time. The winner of the 2006 prize was An Afterclap of Fate: Mallory on Everest by Charles Lind Full list of Awards and Winners: Grand Prize: On the Road to the Red God – Directed and produced by Kesang Tseten Lama Mountain Adventure: Patagonia Ice Cap Expedition – Directed by Georg Dehghan, produced by Moving Adventures Media Mountaineering: Cerro Torre – Arca de los Ventos – Directed and produced by Ermanno Salvaterra Climbing: Set in Stone – Directed and produced by Alastair Lee & David Halsted People´s Choice: Set in Stone – Directed and produced by Alastair Lee & David Halsted Film Short: Solilochairliftquist – directed and produced by T.M. Faversham Culture: Pururambo – Directed by Pavol Barabá?, produced by K2 Studios Innovation: Duet – Directed by Keith Partridge, produced by Gaelic ArtsEnvironment: The Devils Miner – Directed and produced by Richard Ladkani & Keif Davidson Judges Special Prize: E11 – Directed by Paul Diffley, produced by Dave Brown Extreme Film School: Tourism – Kendal´s Dark Secret