Thanks to all of those who support our Festival by becoming a Friend, Patron, Patron Plus, Benefactor or a Sponsor. We are incredibly appreciative of their support. Our speaker invitations, film competition and core programme are only made possible by the grants and sponsorship we receive, and the generous contribution from our Friends.

All Patrons, Patron Plus and Benefactors will be able to watch the shows free from their homes through an online link (within NZ and Australia only).

Our Friends, Patrons and Benefactors allow us to plan and prepare the festival as well as keep ticket prices at a level whereby all members of our community can afford to attend. It’s vital to the ongoing success of the festival.

Become a Friend

To become a Friend please make a donation of $75 which is tax-deductible. All of our Friends enjoy a close association with the festival and receive:

  • First look at the Festival Programme and an option to buy one Festival Pass early.
  • your name, as you choose it to be displayed, as an acknowledgement on the Festival website and on the big screen during the Festival (we respect anonymity if you prefer).
  • regular updates on the Festival planning.

Bank deposits can be sent to: NZ Mountain Film Festival Charitable Trust, Account Number: 06-0943-0111662-00, use your name as a reference, then please email us.

To donate with a credit card please use this link: 

Become a Patron

To become a Patron of the Festival please make a donation of $350 which is tax-deductible. All of our Patrons enjoy a close association with the festival and receive:

  • first look at the Festival Programme.
  • two non-transferable Festival Passes.
  • your name, as you choose it to be displayed, as an acknowledgement on the Festival website, in the programme, annual report and on the big screen during the Festival (we respect anonymity if you prefer).
  • regular updates on the Festival planning.
  • complimentary links to watch the Online Festival on one device.


Bank deposits can be sent to: NZ Mountain Film Festival Charitable Trust, Account Number: 06-0943-0111662-00, use your name as a reference, then please email us.

To donate with a credit card please use this link:

Become a Patron Plus

To become a Patron Plus of the Festival please make a donation of $650 which is tax-deductible. You can use the Donate button to pay with your credit card, otherwise our bank deposit information is below.

All of our Patron Plus supporters enjoy a close association with the festival and receive:

  • first look at the Festival Programme.
  • Two non-transferable Festival Passes to all events as well as two invitations to the Opening Night.
  • priority ticket booking period until two weeks before the festival starts.
  • your name, as you choose it to be displayed, as an acknowledgement on the Festival website, in the programme, annual report and on the big screen during the Festival (we respect anonymity if you prefer).
  • regular updates on the Festival planning.
  • complimentary links to watch the Online Festival on one device.


Bank deposits can be sent to: NZ Mountain Film Festival Charitable Trust, Account Number: 06-0943-0111662-00, use your name as a reference, then please email us.

To donate with a credit card please use this link:

Become a Benefactor

Should you wish to upgrade to Benefactor status, this donation is between $1,000 and $2,000 which entitles you to:

  • two fully transferable Platinum Passes to the Film and Book Festivals and four invitations to the Opening Night.
  • a dedicated personalised booking service including seat reservation privileges for the Lake Wanaka Centre until two weeks prior to the opening night.
  • your name, as you choose it to be displayed, as an acknowledgement on the Festival website, in the programme, annual report and on the big screen during the Festival (we respect anonymity if you prefer).
  • regular updates on the Festival planning.
  • complimentary links to watch the Online Festival.


Bank deposits can be sent to: NZ Mountain Film Festival Charitable Trust, Account Number: 06-0943-0111662-00, use your name as a reference, then please email us.

To donate with a credit card please use this link: