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 45minute selection of films to be shown at school, during school hours.  For more information, or to register for the film, visit the School Tour page on the FMC website.

Hosts in regions around the country organize their local screenings, often raising funds for community projects.  The National Tour is the Award winning 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.

2023 National Tour

Check back soon as we add more venues!

  • Night 1: Saturday 19th August, 7:30pm
  • Night 2: Wednesday 23rd August, 7:30pm
  • Central Cinema
  • Tickets from the venue
Arthur’s Pass
  • 21st October 2023, 7pm (Programme 1)
  • 6th January 2024, 7pm (Programme 2)
  • Arthur’s Pass Community Centre, School Terrace
  • Entry by donation, $10 minimum suggested, children up to 12 free when accompanied by an adult
  • Saturday 26th August, 5:30pm (Programme 1)
  • Sunday 27th August, 5:30pm (Programme 2)
  • Regent Theatre
  • Tickets from the venue.
Auckland – Avondale
  • TBC
  • Hollywood Cinema, Avondale
  • Tickets from the venue.
Auckland – Hobsonville
  • Friday 15th September
  • Sunderland Lounge, Hobsonville
  • Buy your tickets online, or at the door if not sold out prior. 
  • Kids under 5 are free on laps only. Free popcorn provided. BYO drinks and snacks is allowed.
Auckland – Henderson
  • TBC
  • Buy your tickets online using the links above, and pre-order a meal to go with your show! 
  • The Falls, 22 Alderman Drive. 
Auckland – Orakei
  • Tuesday 1st August
  • 7:30pm
  • Silky Otter Cinema, Orakei
  • Tickets from the venue. 
Auckland – Titirangi
  • TBC
  • Titirangi Theatre / Lopdell Precinct 418 Titirangi Road, Titirangi
  • Buy your tickets for either night by clicking the dates above.
Auckland – Waiuku
  • Saturday 9th September (Programme 1)
  • Saturday 16th September (Programme 2)
  • Lions Station, Belgium St Waiuku
Castle Hill
  • Saturday 26th August
  • Arrive 7:15 for a 7:30 start
  • Castle Hill Village Community Hall
  • Buy tickets online
Franz Josef Glacier
  • 19th August, 7:30pm
  • Franz Josef Cinema
  • Thursday 31st August, 7pm (Night 1 Programme)
  • Friday 1st September, 7pm (Night 2 Programme)
  • $20 per screening
  • The Dome Cinema & Bar, 38 Childers Road, Gisborne
  • To book, text name, date, movie and # of people to 027 590 2117 
  • Thursday 3rd August, 7:30 Films; 6:00 dinner and film options
  • The Headwaters Eco Lodge
  • Bookings essential – online
Hamner Springs
  • Friday 17th November (Programme 1) & Saturday 18th November (Programme 2)
  • 7:30pm
  • Hanmer Springs Top 10 Holiday Park Conference Room
  • Tickets $20 per adult, $15 per school age child
  • Door sales only
  • 5th September
  • University of Waikato
  • Tickets available soon
  • Thursday 14th September, 7pm
  • The Arts Junction Theatre
  • $15 adult, $10 student
  • The Katikati Tramping Club
  • 1st August (Programme 1) and 15th August (Programme 2)
  • Cathay Cinema, Kerikeri
  • 7pm start
  • Standard tickets $27.00 adult & $15.00 under
  • Earlybird tickets $20.00 & $10.00
  • Fundraiser for Waipapa Rotary & Kerikeri MTB Clubs
  • Tickets only available online 
  • Sunday 13 August
  • 4.00 pm
  • $15
  • Regent 3, Masterton
  • Ticket enquiries or 027 356 6322
  • Thursday 17th & Friday 18th August (unique programmes)
  • Doors open 5pm, screening begins 6pm
  • Suter Art Gallery Theatre Nelson: 208 Bridge Street, Nelson, 7010
  • Buy tickets online
New Plymouth
  • 23rd September, 6:30
  • Ngaruawahia Art Centre
  • Tickets available soon
  • TBC
  • Kings Ohakune
  • Tickets from the venue.
Palmerston North 
  • Tuesday 19th September
  • Doors open 5:30pm; screening starts 6:30pm
  • SSLB 1 Lecture Theatre, Massey University Manawatu Campus
  • Email for tickets ($15)
  • Wednesday 30th August, 6:00pm
  • Town Hall Cinemas
  • Tickets from the venue.
  • Saturday 12th August
  • The Village Theatre, Takaka
  • Adults $20; Students $15 (under 16yrs)
  • Buy tickets online here
  • Saturday 2nd September
  • Tauranga Boys College – Graham Young Youth Theatre
  • 7pm
Te Anau
  • Friday 8th September 7pm (Programme 1)
  • Sunday 10th September 6pm (Programme 2)
  • Fiordland College Gym
  • Tickets per night: $15 Adult, $7 Student, Family of Four $35
  • Tickets From Fiordland College
  • BYO beanbags and cushions, and cash to buy supper.
  • Saturday 12th August, 2pm and 6.30pm (different programmes)
  • Civic Centre, Thames
  • Tickets available via email
  • or from Re-store Eco Market, 580 Pollen Street (cash only).
  • A fundraiser for the Te Puru School PTA
  • All tickets: $25/$15 Adults/Students
  • Afternoon screening doors open 2pm, film starts 2.30pm. Ticket includes a drink, popcorn or ice cream.
  • Evening screening doors open 6.30pm film starts 7pm. Ticket includes a glass of wine or beer and nibbles. 
  • Saturday 12th August, 7pm
  • Twizel Event Center Theatre
  • Enquire for tickets here: 
Waiheke Island
  • Friday 18th & Saturday 19th August
  • Waitomo Museum of Caves
  • To book, e-mail or call 07 8787640.
  • See “Auckland – Waiuku” for show details
  • Monday 25th September, 6:30-8:30pm (Programme 1)
  • Thursday 28 September, 6:30-9pm (Programme 2, plus bonus film!)
  • Memorial Theatre, Student Union Building, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Tickets available online

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 ‘National Tour’ is a selection of our award winning films screened at the festival. 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 gear) and you are good to go!

There is a pre-arranged 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 as a digital download
• 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.

For any enquiries about the National Tour, please email