The NZ Mountain Film Festival National Tour takes award winning films to audiences around NZ from August 1 onwards. A selection of the films are available for screenings in your town.

We also have a free Schools program sponsored by the Federated Mountain Clubs of NZ. This means any school can apply for a free DVD of films to be shown at school, during school hours.  For more information, or to apply for a free DVD, visit the School Tour page on the FMC website.

Hosts in regions around the country choose a programme that reflects the interests of their local audiences from a selection of films on adventure, culture, environment and action sports.

We’re working with all the show organisers to get the details available for you as soon as we can. 

Don’t see your town on the list? Contact us to become a screening host in your town, and click on the button below for more info.

20201 National tour towns:

Alexandra

  • Central Cinema, show details TBC

Ashburton

  • 7 August, 7.30 pm. Kiwi Made selection.
  • Ashburton Trust Events Center
  • Adults are $25pp and youth 14 years and under are $15.
 

Auckland, Hobsonville

  • 10 September, doors open 6.30pm. Award winning selection.
  • Sunderlund Lounge, Hobsonville Point.
  • Pre-book online for $10, door sales (if not sold out) are $15 
  • Barista coffee $2 plus nibbles for sale.
  • Children under 5 are free if they are sitting on your lap. 

Auckland, Orakei

  • 3 August, 7.30 pm. Film selection TBC
  • Silky Otter Cinema.
  • Tickets available from the venue. Price TBC. 

Blenheim

  • Details TBC

Christchurch

  • 19 August,  Award winning selection
  • Other details TBC.

Fairlie

  • 28 August, 7pm, Kiwi Made selection.
  • Mackenzie community theatre.
  • Tickets $20 per person

Franz Josef 

  • 6 August, Kiwi Made selection
  • 13 August, Award Winnign selection
  • Franz Josef Cinema, Alpine Adventure Centre
  • Tickets available from franzfilmfestival@gmail.com or message us on Facebook ‘Franz Josef Film Festival’

Geraldine

  • 13 August, Award Winning Selections
  • Geraldine High School.
  • Door sales only: $20 adult $10 child (u12) .

Glenorchy

  • Details TBC

Hamilton

  • 28 July.
  • Other details TBC.

Hanmer Springs

  • 23 July.
  • 30 July.
  • Hanmer Springs Hotel
  • Other details TBC. 

Hokitika

  • 17 September, Award Winning selection
  • Other details TBC

Kerikeri

  • 4 August, 7pm. Award Winning selection
  • Cathay Cinema, Kerikeri
  • $20 Adults, $10 for children under 16.

Lyttleton

  • 27 August, Kiwi Made selection
  • 28 August, Award Winning selection
  • Other details TBC.

Mosgiel

  • 18 September, 7pm (doors open 6.30pm), Award Winning selection
  • Taieri Colleges Performing Arts Center
  • Tickets available from July.

Napier

Nelson

  • Details TBC

Ohakune

  • 28 July, Kiwi Made Selection
  • Second show in September, date TBC
  • Kings, Ohakune
  • Other details TBC.
 

Palmerston North

  • Details TBC

Peel Forest

  • 14 August, 5.30pm Kiwi Made Selection with dinner!
  • Peel Forest Hall
  • $35 Adult, $30 child (u12). 
  • Pre-booking by 6 August essential!  Tickets available from Green Man Cafe, Geraldine High School or Peel Forest.

Reefton

  • 21 August, Award winning selection
  • Reefton Cinema, cnr Smith and Sheil Streets
  • other details TBC. 

Rotorua

Takaka

  • 3 September, 7.30pm Kiwi Made selection
  • 4 September, 7.30pm, Award Winning selection
  • Village Theatre
  • $20 per screening or $30 for both.
  • Tickets will be available from Pohutukawa Gallery and The Village Theatre.

Taupō

Tauranga

  • 7 August, 7pm film Award winning selection
  • Tauranga Boys College – Graham Young Theatre
  • Book tickets online.

Te Anau

  • 10 September, 7pm
  • 12 September 4pm
  • Venue TBC
  • $15 Adult $7 under 12

Tekapo

  • Mid September to early October. Details TBC

Twizel

  • 13 August, 6.30pm Kiwi Made selection
  • 20 August, 6.30pm, Award Winning selection
  • Twizel Events Theatre
  • Adults $10, Students $5

Waiheke Island

  • 13 August, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm), Kiwi Made selection
  • Waiheke Community Cinema
  • Adults $16, Concession $12, Children 15-5yrs $9
  • Tickets from cinema via phone 372 4240 or www.waihekecinema.co.nz/bookings

Waikanae

  • 28 July, (approx 8pm – TBC)
  • Shoreline cinema, Waikanae
  • Other details TBC

Wairarapa

  • 8 August, 4pm, Kiwi Made selection, Carterton Events Center
  • 21 August, 4pm. Award Winning Selection, Regent 3 Cinema, Masterton
  • $20 for one event, $30 for both.
  • Contact holdsworthrestorationtrust@gmail.com for ticket sellers details.

Waitomo

  • Details TBC

Wellington

  • 9 September, 6.30pm, Award winning selection
  • 13 September, 6.30pm, Kiwi Made selection
  • Memorial Theatre, VUW Kelburn campus.
  • Book tickets online.

Whanganui

  • 12 August, 7pm, Kiwi Made selection
  • 26 August, 7pm, Award Winning selection
  • Davis Theatre, Watt Street, Whanganui,
  • GA – $20, Concession (youth, gold card) $15, Festival Pass (entry to both sessions) $34, Concession Pass (entry to both sessions) $25.50

National Film Tour FAQ

To ensure audiences around NZ get a taste of the nine day NZ Mountain Film & Book Festival, we send a select set of films on tour around the country. The ‘Best of Wanaka’ is a selection of our most popular films screened at the festival. We wrap up a nice bundle of favourites including the award winners, the audience choice, NZ made films and a variety of adventure sports and expeditions. The package running time is about 2 hours per screening and provided in a digital format. Hosts may screen a single show or screen the package multiple times

We invite anyone to host a screening: schools, universities, youth groups, environmental groups or National organisations, movie theatres or even individuals. The screening can be used as a fundraiser for non-profit organisations. Our aim is to inspire a wide range of people and groups by taking the films on the road.

You can host a tour anywhere and we invite you to get creative; we love outdoor screenings, shows in climbing gyms, clubs, halls and breweries. Then of course theatres, halls and auditoriums work well. All you need is the equipment (professional screening equipment) you are good to go!

There is a fixed fee; this means the host can manage ticket prices, venue fees, sponsors and any other income or costs or income related to screening. The structure is simple to allow you to meet your financial goals.

The fee includes:
• The film provided in digital format or dvd
• Technical advice and support
• Marketing collateral and support – National Tour poster, logo, imagery

Absolutely, this is a great way to support your fundraising efforts. Getting sponsors on-board to cover the screening fee is a great way to offset this cost and broaden the audience scope by getting the right partners involved. Chat to your locals stores, businesses and supporters. Note, our national sponsors, The North Face and Lumix, each feature on the intro reel before each show.