Contact the NZ Mountain Film Festival Office

Contact the NZ Mountain Film Festival Office

Mark Sedon – Festival Director

Mark is the Festival founder and has been the Festival Director since it’s beginning in 2002. When he’s not running the Film Festival he’s guiding people up mountains around the globe (, from Antarctica to Nepal, South America to Europe. He’s an internationally qualified (IFMGA) climbing and ski guide and has guided over 15 Himalayan expeditions including summiting Mt Everest. Mark has written books, published photos and teaches avalanche safety. He’s a regular kitesurfer, paraglider, ski mountaineer, biker and always keen on any sort of adventure…. Email him here.

Jo Lynch – Marketing Manager

Jo, our Marketing Manager is a keen snowboarder, mountain biker and Festival fanatic. Jo has had a long career in the ski industry with many ski seasons under her belt both in NZ and abroad. Jo keeps busy working as the Business Manager at Snow Sports NZ and running her own marketing business. She volunteers as crew on the Spirit of New Zealand and fills every available gap in her schedule with hiking, surfing and any little adventure. Email her here.

Claire Dooney, Book Festival Manager

Claire is our Mountain Book Festival Manager. She has a Diploma in Sports Management and Coaching and a Bachelor of Physical Education. She’s traveled the world on a snowboard and was the High Performance Centre Coordinator for Cardrona. Claire now enjoys the summer working with her ‘Leafcutter’ Virtual Admin business, mountain biking, surfing and going on adventures with husband Adam and son Finn. Email her here.

Festival Office Contact Details:

  • P.O.Box 563, Wanaka, Otago 9343, New Zealand
  • Ticket Sales/Questions (after June 1st only): 020 4084 8775.
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