Festival Office Contact Details:

  • Postal address: 17 Drake Pl, Lake Hawea, Otago 9382, New Zealand
  • Ticket Sales/Questions: ph 020 4084 8775 or email: jo.sedon@mountainfilm.nz
  • Otherwise fill in the Enquiry Form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. During our festival planning season (from January through to the end of the National Tour), we aim to get back to you within a day or two. If we haven’t, please remind us, or give us a call!

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Meet our Hardworking Festival Team

Mark Sedon
Festival Director & Chief Judge

Mark is the Festival co-founder and has been the Director since it’s beginning in 2002. When he’s not running the Festival he’s taking groups skiing around the globe (kiwiskiguide.com), from Antarctica to India, in NZ and Europe. He’s an internationally qualified (IFMGA) climbing and ski guide and has been on 20 Himalayan and 14 Antarctic expeditions. He’s a regular kitesurfer, paraglider, ski mountaineer, biker and always keen on any sort of adventure…. 

Jo Lynch
Marketing Manager 

Jo, our Marketing Manager is a keen snowboarder, mountain biker and Festival fanatic. Jo has had a long career in the ski industry with many ski seasons under her belt both in NZ and abroad. Jo keeps busy working as the Snow Sports Manager at Treble Cone, guiding local walks and running her own marketing business, Jolt Marketing. She volunteers as crew on the Spirit of New Zealand, leads high school trips abroad and fills every available gap in her schedule with hiking, surfing and any little adventure she can find. 

Dan Clearwater
Programme Coordinator

Dan Clearwater is our Programme Coordinator. Dan spent 15 years in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, mainly flying Iroquois helicopters before moving to Wanaka to be closer to the mountains. He’s a NZOIA Level 2 Canyoning Guide, who published the first guide book to canyoning in New Zealand in 2015. Dan also works for the Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand and loves to Paraglide, Ski, Packraft and bike. But he’s most excited about his newest adventure; sharing his love for the mountains with his daughters

Jo Sedon
Ticket Manager and Film Judge

Jo is the co-founder of the Film Festival and looks after all volunteers and our ticketing system. When she’s not working on the Festival she is a real-estate agent for Ray White in Wanaka. Jo is a keen snowboard tourer, kite surfer and mountain biker.