2021 Festival Pass and Hotel Package Deals Launched

We have joined with Edgewater Hotel, Wanaka Heights and Wanaka Hotel in Wanaka and Hotel St Moritz and Novotel Queenstown Lakeside in Queenstown to offer you the highly sought after all inclusive Festival Pass and discounted hotel package deals. Come to Wanaka June 25 to 29 or Queenstown July 1 to 3 and enjoy ALL […]

2021 Book Entries are OPEN

The NZ Mountain Film Festival Charitable Trust has launched it’s NZ and international adventure book competition with $1,500 in prize money up for grabs. The 2021 NZ Mountain Book Festival will be a thrilling event, bringing the best books written on the world’s remote places and adventure sports. The NZ Mountain Book of the Year, […]

NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival Invites Entries and Doubles Prize Money

The NZMFF Charitable Trust recognises the opportunity to support the development of Kiwi adventure filmmaking, and to encourage new entries it has more than doubled the prize money for the Best NZ Made Film to $2,500 for 2021. A Grass Roots Award, with $500 prize money, will also be on offer to encourage beginner filmmakers […]

2020 Funding Awards

$4,305 of income from the National Tour wet towards the 2020 festival Grant Scheme to fund youth in adventure skills training, support local environmental projects and help individuals with disabilities into the outdoors. The initiative promotes the Charitable Trust’s mandate to encourage healthy and active lifestyles, inspire youth to undertake small safe adventures in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2017 Speakers and Films

We will update Speakers as they are confirmed and Films and Workshops on June 1st. Sign up for our Newsletter to hear about it first.

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 […]