2020 Best of the NZ Mountain Film Festival National Tour coming to Wellington

The best of the New Zealand Mountain Film Festival National Tour is once again coming back to Wellington with a double feature!

The festival started in 2002 and is internationally recognised as one of the world’s premier mountain film festival events. It’s NZ’s original mountain film festival with an international adventure film maker’s competition, as well as a highly regarded NZ-made division. Wellington will be screening both the best of the festival and award-winning NZ made films.

The Victoria University of Wellington Tramping Club and the Wellington Tramping and Mountaineering Club have teamed up to bring the festival tour to Wellington.

The films will be screened at the Victoria University Memorial Theatre. The theatre seats just over 300 and our goal is a sell-out. All profits will be donated back to the clubs. The money raised for our club will fund scholarships. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 WTMC and VUWTC club members and $10 student with ID.

Follow the Facebook event page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/335257891205868

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

Kiwi Made

Date: Monday 7 September 2020

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

Tickets: https://www.vuwtc.org.nz/Event/3361

Award-winning films either made in NZ or films made by New Zealanders, include a packrafting and mountain biking journey of both Māori culture and the Whanganui River; an attempt to traverse the Olivine Range; a Kiwi woman from West Auckland through-hikes the 4,270 kilometres of the Pacific Crest Trail; putting up new rock climbing routes on Stewart Island; finding new climbing challenges in the Remarkables; going on a ski-trip with local skier Janina Kuzma to Mount Hermon on the border between Israel, Lebanon and Syria; and the building of The Pike 29 Memorial Track.

Best of the NZ Mountain Film Festival

Date: Thursday 10 September 2020

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

Tickets: https://www.vuwtc.org.nz/Event/3362

The Best of the Festival films include kayaking the canyons and whitewater of the Rio Apurimac in the heart of the Andes; a solo expedition of 12 days of sea kayaking followed by climbing the Molar Spire; crossing the 70 kilometers and 7,000 meters altitude gain of the Wetterstein Ridge non-stop; five kiwis paragliding in Tanzania; summitting K2; and the first ski descent of the 8,516m Mt Lhotse.

And a fun fact – Next year in 2021 VUWTC is going to be 100 years old! If any former members are interested in attending events, helping to organise them or contributing stories/pics to publications for the centenary, please visit vuwtc.org.nz/100 or email .

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