2019 NZ Mountain Film Festival National Tour comes to Wellington!

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The New Zealand Mountain Film Festival National Tour is coming back to Wellington with another double feature!

The festival started in 2002 and is internationally recognised as one of the world’s premier mountain film festivals. It is New Zealand’s original mountain film festival with an international adventure film maker’s competition, as well as a highly regarded NZ made division.

We’ve teamed up with the Victoria University of Wellington Tramping Club to organise and host the screenings in Wellington. This includes both the Kiwi Made films and the Best of the Film Festival films.

The films will be screened at the Victoria University Memorial Theatre. Last year we sold out with just over 300 people attending each night, raising nearly $7,000 to support the clubs. We’re hoping to achieve that goal again. All profits are donated back to the clubs to support members going on awesome trips, gaining instruction and getting out in the mountains.

WTMC has used the money raised to launch our scholarship programme. So far we’ve given away 13 scholarships supporting members to gain skills in mountaineering, canyoning and packrafting.

Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 WTMC and VUWTC club members and $10 student with ID.

Tickets and the full list of films are available on the VUWTC website.

Follow the Facebook event page for updates.


Part 1: Kiwi Made

Date: Monday 5 August 2019

Time: Doors open at 6pm, films start at 6:30pm

Tickets: https://app.vuwtc.org.nz/Event/3270

Award winning films either made in NZ or films made by New Zealanders. Films include discovering the Dasler Pinnacles in the Hopkins Valley, exploring caves and couloirs in the North Routeburn Valley, an 11-day loop of the second largest national park in NZ by bike and boat, portrait of freediver Kathryn Nevatt the former World Champion and current New Zealand record holder in all freediving disciplines, crossing the Southern Alps over the Main Divide from East to West starting at the Liebigs, a journey into Morocco’s Atlas Mountains and a self-supported sea kayak expedition in Antarctica.


Part 2: Best of the NZ Mountain Film Festival

Date: Monday 12 August 2019

Time: Doors open at 6pm, films start at 6:30pm

Tickets: https://app.vuwtc.org.nz/Event/3271

The Best of the Festival films include biking through the Himalayas, a first ascent of a new climb on Cerro Kishtwar in the Kashmir mountains, French extreme skiing in the heart of the Alps, and the epic tale of Wanaka local Mark Sedon, Leo Houlding (UK) and Jean Burgun’s (France) 2000km journey to reach the summit of the most remote mountain on Earth – The Spectre in Antarctica.

Film festival sponsors VUWTC and WTMC

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