National Film Tour

National Film Tour

The NZ Mountain Film Festival National Tour takes award winning films to audiences around the NZ immediately after the Wanaka festival ends in July. A selection of the films are available for screenings in your town.

We also have a free Schools program sponsored by the Federated Mountain Clubs of NZ. This means any school can apply for a free DVD of films to be shown at school, during school hours.  For more information, or to apply for a free DVD, visit the School Tour page on the FMC website.

Hosts in regions around the country choose a programme that reflects the interests of their local audiences from a selection of films on adventure, culture, environment and action sports. Contact us if you wish to host an event in your town or read the National Tour FAQ.

In 2018 we have shows in (details added as confirmed):

  • Alexandra. 9 September at 5pm (Award collection) and 17

    September at 7.30ppm (Kiwi Made collection).

  • Arthurs Pass. Saturday 8th September, 7.30pm. Arthurs Pass Community Center

  • Auckland, Titirangi. Sunday the 16th September. See for details.

  • Auckland, Newmarket. Dates TBC. Organised by the Alpine Sports Club.

  • Christchurch. Tuesday 21st August, 7.30pm, Middleton Grange Theater.

  • Cromwell – Wednesday July 5 at Golden Gate Lodge.

  • Franz Josef.

  • Fox Glacier. Monday 13th August, 6.30pm at The Fox Glacier Community Centre.

  • Hamilton – Wednesday 25th July. 7pm (doors open from 6.30) at Southwell School. Complimentary drink and nibbles on arrival, plus giveaways on the night. Buy tickets through Eventbrite. Any questions email or phone Karen 021702581

  • Hanmer Springs. Friday 16th November at Hanmer Springs School.

  • Hokitika. 14th September at the Regent Theatre. Tickets available for pre-sale from the venue, or on the night.

  • Kerikeri. Friday June 29, 7:30pm, (2017 film selection) at Kerikeri Primary School.  Ph 027 4372 972.

  • Lake Hawea. Saturday, 25 August. Two shows; 2pm and again at 7pm. Lake Hawea Community Centre

  • Lyttleton. Friday 7th September and Saturday 8th September. At the LAF Theatre, Lyttleton. Ticket can be booked here.

  • Masterton Saturday, 18th August, 4pm. Regent 3 Theatre, Masterton. Tickets are $20. To buy your ticket, contact Nigel Boniface or 027 356 6322. Funds raised go to support Wairarapa Search and Rescue.

  • Marlborough/Blenheim – 10th September 7.30pm The Elim Centre Burleigh Road Blenheim. Cost Adults $15 Students $10. No booking necessary – Sorry, no eftpos. Proceeds to go to Nelson- Marlborough Rescue Helicopter.

  • Napier – Saturday 21st July, MTG Century Theatre, 7:30pm. Tickets available online

  • National Park Village.

  • Nelson – Friday 7th & Sunday 9th September, Suter Theatre, Bridge Street Nelson. Tickets $16.50 available from State Cinemas, Trafalgar St, Nelson. Phone: 03 548 3885 or online here (booking fee may apply online).

  • New Plymouth – Wednesday 1st August, New Plymouth Events Cinema. Tickets available from New Plymouth Macpac store.

  • Ohakune. Thursday 13 September, at the Kings, Ohakune Junction. Tickets are $15 at the door or from the Ruapehu Bulletin and it is a fundraiser for the Ruapehu Mountain Bike Club.

  • Palmerston North – 13 of September at Massey University in SSLB1 (social sciences block, lecture room 1) starting at 6:30pm. $15 for pre-bookings, or $20 at the door. Book a ticket by emailing

  • Rotorua – Saturday 14th July, Harvest Centre Auditorium, 324 Malfroy Rd, Rotorua , 7:00pm. Tickets available online

  • St Arnaud/Nelson Lakes. Saturday, 18 August, Lake Rotoiti Community Hall. $20.00 for adults, $10.00 for children. EFTPOS available. More event details on the local Facebook page.

  • Takaka. Friday 31st August (Kiwi Made selection) and Saturday 1st September (Best of Wanaka selection). Both shows start 7.30pm at the Village Theater, Takaka. Tickets available at Unlimited Copies in Takaka.

  • Taupo – Wednesday 11th July, Starlight Cinema, 8pm. Tickets available online.

  • Tauranga.  Wednesday 24th October, 7pm at Tauranga Boys College – Graham Young Youth Theatre. Tickets available at

  • Te Anau. Friday 21st September (Award winning selection sponsored by Fiordland Frontier Supplies) and Saturday 22nd September (Kiwi Made selection sponsored by DOC Te Anau). 7pm at Fiordland College. Proceeds going to Fiordland College Outdoor Education Programme. Drinks, snacks, and supper available to purchase.  Purchase tickets from Fiordland College: $15 per session (Under 12 $7) Family of 4 $35.   (Door sales $20)

  • Twizel. Friday 10th August, 6.30pm Twizel Events Center. Tickets can be purchased from the Twizel Information Center in Market Square, office between Mon – Fri: 8:30am and 5pm,Saturday: 10am – 3pm

  • Wanaka. Saturday 29th September, Edgewater Hotel, book tickets here.

  • Waitomo. Friday 20th July and Saturday 21st July. Waitomo Discovery Center. Book tickets at Waitomo i-Site or

  • Wellington. Tickets available online for ‘Best of selection’ Monday 30 July and ‘Kiwi made’ Thursday 2 August. 6.30pm to 9pm at the Memorial Theatre, Student Union Building, VUW Kelburn Campus.

  • Westport. Friday, 12th October, 7pm at the NBS Theatre in Westport. $20 tickets, or $16 for FMC members, West Coast Alpine Club members and Gold card holders.