A big thank you to Wanaka and Queenstown audiences

The 18th annual Mountain Film and Book Festival went off! It was so nice to see the usual faces and excited fans and to hear from loyal fans who were watching from afar! We estimate over 3,000 people were watching the festival online over the weekend, with 989 household licences sold. Many of those who […]

Opening Night is Here!

We made it: the doors open tonight on the 18th NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival Wanaka and Queenstown’s first big event in a while! Two towns, 3 days, 54 films, 4 venues, 9 sessions, 4 speakers, 9 world premieres and 13 New Zealand-made films. It’s going to be epic! Online Nationally! You will see […]

2020 Grant Scheme

This year, like no other year, we are hosting our festival live and online. You can still come along to our live events, with tickets available to most shows, or grab some sessions online too. The best of both worlds and changed for obvious reasons. We are stoked to be at Level One and we […]

The snow is here, Level One is here, grab your tickets!

We are stoked with today’s announcement that we will be in Level One on Tuesday so grab your mates and grab your tickets, let’s go! Level One allows us to release our final tickets at 8am tomorrow, which means you can really get excited about the Festival. But don’t worry, there are a lot of […]

Tickets on sale now, Programme Launched!

Tickets are on sale, the teaser is done, and the programme is out for this year’s reshaped, scaled down, online, offline, reworked festival! This event certainly won’t look like other years, but we still look forward to hosting world class films, speakers, authors and storytellers. We have scheduled live events in five smaller venues in […]

Good news for festival goers – the show must go on!

Have you managed to expand your bubble, go surfing, catch a fish or sneak in a longer walk or bike ride? We hope that the move to Level 3 has opened up some work and fun opportunities for you. We are looking forward to the next downgrade! Like every good adventure, plans change Our festival […]

We’re (almost) Out….!! April Newsletter

We hope you have been surviving in your bubble well over the past four weeks. It’s great news NZ has managed to dampen down the virus’ spread. We are still planning for our Festival in Wanaka June 28 to 28 live at the Wanaka Community Hub and also online through a Vimeo platform. Additionally, we […]

2020 Festival Will Go Ahead

The 18th NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival is scheduled to run in a reduced capacity in Wanaka from 26 June to 28, followed by the popular National Tour. The festival director, Mark Sedon, has had to create adapted options for the festival format and platform for 2020. Sedon says, “There are several options available […]

Our Grant Scheme awarded over $9,000!

The NZ Mountain Film Festival Charitable Trust’s Grant Scheme awarded over $9,000 to 9 applicants this year. The initiative was funded by a silent auction held during the 2019 festival and proceeds from the festival’s National Tour. Sponsors and local businesses donated items for the silent auction, raising $5,718. The National Tour charges a fee […]

This festival was one to remember!

Thank you all so much for coming along to support the event; we hope you enjoyed it. Having Lynn Hill visit this year was a highlight of our 17 years and tickets sold faster than we had ever seen before. She lived up to her reputation; she was warm, humble and a climber through and […]

Festival Opens!

Our NZ Mountain Film & Book Festival opens tomorrow night (June 28) featuring 74 films, 51 NZ premieres, 7 world premieres, 21 speakers, 10 days, 3 towns! Hope we see you there, it’s been a year in the making. So stoked to be at this stage….!!

We are all go, all tickets are now on sale!

The ten-day programme is packed with a world-class collection of speakers, workshops and films. The line-up includes 74 adventure films, of which 7 are world premieres and 54 are NZ premieres. We once again travel around the globe, from the Antarctic to the Arctic, on journeys of action and reflection, adrenaline and adventure. Come and […]

Volunteers Positions Open

Would you like to be part of our volunteer festival team in 2019? Our trustee team of volunteers are the glue that holds our event together; we appreciate every hour spent to help our festival run smoothly. The opportunity to be part of our team is open to anyone 16 years or older. We are […]

Record number of film entries

More films, more fun! This year we have received more films than ever before; 208 films were submitted in our international adventure film competition, a stunning 16% increase on 2018 and a new record! We received film entries from Finland, Brazil, USA, South Korea, Australia, India, Turkey, Armenia, Europe, Hong Kong and New Zealand; 16 […]

Film & Book Competitions Open for 2019

Our Festival’s world-renowned adventure filmmakers’ competition is now accepting entries. There is over $3,000 in prize money across several different categories. We’d really appreciate the opportunity to view your work for pre-selection. Film entries close on April 20 and Book entries close on March 30. Click here to enter a film, or here to enter a book. […]

NZMFF 2018 Grant Scheme Summary

During the 2018 NZ Mountain Film & Book Festival in Wanaka and Queenstown $4,195 was raised for our charitable causes. The Charitable Trust and registered charity that operates the Festival gives away money from this auction (as well as some funds from it’s National Tour) to three causes; funding youth in adventure skills training; support […]

Film Awards Announced

This year our film competition received a record 209 films, 19 of which were New Zealand made. Films came in from Australia, South America, USA, Canada, Asia, Russia, Iran, Greece, France, Austria, Germany and the UK. 83 films made the cut into the programme, including 10 world premieres and more than 40 NZ premieres. Once again […]

Programme Launch – Tickets On Sale.

Tickets are on sale for the 2018 NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival!! The programme is jam-packed full of amazing speakers, workshops and films – take a cruise through the programme to choose your sessions. This year our film competition received a record 209 films, 19 of which were New Zealand made. Films came in […]

Film & Book Entries Closed for 2018

We have recently closed our international adventure film and book competitions with a record number of entries in both. 207 films were submitted and 36 literature entries. Now the tough, but fun job of reviewing them all and seeing what will make the cut to get into our programme. Our speakers are all locked in […]

Entries open for 2018 Film & Book Competitions

Our Festival’s world-renowned adventure filmmakers’ competition is now accepting entries. There is over $3,000 in prize money across several different categories. We’d really appreciate the opportunity to view your work for pre-selection. Film entries close on April 30 and Book entries close on March 30. Click here to enter a film, or here to enter a book. […]

2017 Festival Wrap Up

The NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival has come to a close. We hosted 78 film screenings, 33 speaker presentations, and 12 workshops in three towns over 10 days. We sold an unprecedented amount of tickets with a large percentage of new viewers to our event. A team of 50 volunteers made it happen. A […]

2017 Programme Launched

Today (June 1) we launched what we think is the ‘best ever’ Film Festival programme for Wanaka and Queenstown. More films, more workshops, more free shows, amazing speakers and a fantastic line up of events. We also have shows in Christchurch this year with Leo Houlding speaker there. The annual Cromwell show is also on. […]

Film Festival Passes on sale NOW

If you’re on our Newsletter data base you will have gotten a note saying the Wanaka and Queenstown Film Festival Passes are now on sale here. Stay tuned for our programme launch on June 1st when we announce the film winners of our international adventure film maker’s competition where we received a record breaking 182 […]

Film & Book Competitions Open for Entries

On January 1st we opened for entries in our adventure film & book competitions with more prize money than we’ve ever given away before. Almost NZ$7,000 will be awarded to writers and film makers this year. Enter the Film Maker’s competition here, and the Book Competition here. Film entries close April 20 and Book entries […]

Applications are Open for Funding!

We raised just over $3,700 during the 2016 Festival and we must give it all away. Our non-profit Charitable Trust ascertains to promote, through it’s annual mountain film festival, healthy and active lifestyles, encourage youth to make small safe adventures in the outdoors, to inspire people to reach their full potential, to work cooperatively with […]

Biggest Programme Ever Launched

Our programme is out and tickets are on sale. This years line up of speakers and the films are just epic! We received more films than ever before (155) and they came from far and wide synthroid 50 mcg. Kiwi filmmakers are well represented with 10 of the 65 films being screened being NZ made. We […]

Mountain Book and Mountain Film Competitions Close with Record Entries

20 books were received in our inaugural Mountain Book competition and 155 films were received in our 14th Adventure Film Makers competition. This has smashed our old record of 126! We’ve never seen so many great films. Choosing the finalists for screening at the Festival in July is going to be a tough job. The NZ entries are up, […]

The 1st NZMFF MOUNTAIN BOOK COMPETITION is open for entries

The 1st Annual NZMFF MOUNTAIN BOOK COMPETITION is now open for entries. Our aim is to celebrate books and literature while promoting NZ writers at the next Festival, July 1-5 in Wanaka. So far we have a $500 first prize for the best book and hope to expand the prize pool over the next few […]

The Small Things

Ski resorts are opening, school holidays are just around the corner and it’s less than a month to launch of the 13th NZ Mountain Film Festival. We hope you have grabbed some tickets for films; but we also have adventures schools, a new mountain book event, an art walk, and the Dyno is back! Here […]

Tickets on Sale Now!

We have launched the 2015 Festival Programme and ticket sales. The festival will play over 70 films this year made by filmmakers from the likes of; Iran, Brazil, USA, Canada, Australia, France, Russia, USA, and Nepal. Another 15 of the films we will play are New Zealand made and most of them are NZ Premiers moved […]

71 Film Finalists to Screen in 2015

We’ve loaded our 71 film finalists for 2015 onto the web page <a href="http://mountainfilm synthroid 100 mcg.net.nz/programme/schedule/#all-films”>here. These are the films that will screen in Wanaka, Cromwell and Queenstown July 3-11. The quality ad breadth of films is amazing and we are so grateful for the fantastic film makers from around the globe who have contributed […]

Alex Honnold to speak in Wanaka and Queenstown in 2015

The NZMFF is stoked to announce the 2015 keynote speaker Alex Honnold from the USA. Alex has made some of the finest and fastest free solos of the largest walls in North America. He scales 1000m rock faces with only shoes and chalk bag—no rope, no safety, and no room for error about his. Alex […]