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 Snow Sports Manager at Treble Cone, guiding local walks and running her own marketing business, Jolt Marketing. She volunteers as crew on the Spirit of New Zealand, leads high school trips abroad and fills every available gap in her schedule with hiking, surfing and any little adventure she can find. Email her here.

Dan Clearwater – Programme Coordinator

Dan Clearwater is our new Programme Coordinator. Dan spent 15 years in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, mainly flying Iroquois helicopters before moving to Wanaka to be closer to the mountains. He's a NZOIA Level 2 Canyoning Guide, who published the first guide book to canyoning in New Zealand in 2015. Dan also works for the Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand and loves to Paraglide, Ski, Packraft and bike. But he's most excited about his newest adventure; sharing his love for the mountains with his daughter.

Email him here.

Festival Office Contact Details:

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

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