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.

2021 National tour towns:

Alexandra

*TBC due to COVID*

  • 11 August, 7.30pm Award winning selection.
  • Once at Level 1: Kiwi Made selection.
  • Central Cinema, Alexandra.

Arthurs Pass

  • 23 October 7pm. 
  • Arthurs Pass Community Center
  • $20 Cash at the door. 

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

*new dates due to COVID*

  • 29 October, doors open 6.
  • 30pm. Award winning selection.
  • Limited to 100 tickets, for Covid Level 2 rules.
  • Sunderland 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

Auckland, Remuera

  • 2 October, 7pm. Kiwi Made Selection
  • Remuera Baptist Church, 641 Remuera Rd.
  • Entry by $10 donation at the door. Tea and Coffee supplied, supper available at half time. 

Blenheim

Christchurch

** News dates due to COVID**

  • 19 October,  Starting 6:30pm sharp. Doors open 5:45pm.
  • Award winning selection
  • Phillip Carter Family Auditorium, Christchurch Art Gallery (Montreal Street)
  •  $15 for Students/ CMC club members and $20 for Adults.
    Available online  and at Bivouac Tower Junction. 

Fairlie

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

Franz Josef 

*CHANGE OF DATES*

  • 17 September, 7pm, Kiwi Made selection
  • 24 September, 7pm, Award Winning 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.
  • Tickets$20 adult $10 child (u12) from Geraldine High School, Peel Forest Outdoor center, Green Man Cafe or at the door (if there are any remaining)

Hamilton

**Effected by COVID, stay tuned for updates**

  • TBC,
  • Hoyts Metro, Hamilton
  • Other details TBC.

Hanmer Springs

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

Hokitika

  • 17 September, 6pm. Award Winning selection
  • Regent Theatre
  • Tickets through Facebook Event

Kerikeri

  • 4 August, 7pm. Award Winning selection
  • Cathay Cinema, Kerikeri
  • $20 Adults, $10 for children under 16.
  • Tickets and more info at www.keriadventurefilm.com

Lyttleton

  • 27 August, 7pm Kiwi Made selection
  • 28 August, 7pm Award Winning selection
  • Lyttleton Arts Factory. 
  • $15 tickets. Book online 

Mosgiel

  • 18 September, 7pm (doors open 6.30pm), Award Winning selection
  • Taieri Colleges Performing Arts Centre
  • Book tickets online. 

Napier

Nelson

New Plymouth

  • 16 September, 7.30pm, Kiwi Made selection.
  • 4th Wall Theatre
  • Contact the venue for tickets. 

Ohakune – Kiwi Made

  • 28 July, 7.30pm, 
  • Kings, Ohakune
  • $20 per adult, NZSIF members free. 
  • Proceeds donated to St Johns and FENZ. 

Ohakune – Award winning

  • 4th August 
  • Upstairs at the Powderhorn Ohakune
  • Other details TBC

Palmerston North

  • 16 September, 6.30pm films, BBQ & Drinks from 5.3opm.
  • Social Science Lecture Block 1 (SSLB1), Massey University Manawatu
  • Pre-sale tickets are $15, purchase from Bivouac Palmerston North (cash only) or email socialrep@muac.org.nz (bank transfer) Alternatively, tickets will be sold at the door for $20 – eftpos available.

Peel Forest

  • 14 August, 5.30pm Kiwi Made Selection with dinner!
  • Peel Forest Hall
  • $35 Adult, $25 child (u12). 
  • Pre-booking by 6 August essential!  Tickets available from Green Man Cafe, Geraldine High School or Peel Forest.

Reefton

**to be rescheduled due to COVID stay tuned for updates**

  • TBC, 6pm.  Award winning selection
  • Reefton Cinema, cnr Smith and Sheil Streets
  • $15 per adult, $5 for children (12 or under), and $30 for a family (mum, dad and two children)
  • Refreshments available at venue for gold coin donation. Proceeds to local early learning center.

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

*Postponed until further notice due to COVID*

  • Fiordland College
  • $15 Adult $7 under 12, available from Fiordland College. 

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, 8pm, Award Winning selection.
  • Shoreline cinema, Waikanae
  • Contact Paula 021 038 1824 for tickets. 

Wairarapa

**Effected by COVID, stay tuned for updates**

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

Waitomo

**new dates due to COVID**

  • 9 October, Award winning selection at 2pm and Kiwi Made selection at 7pm 
  • Waitomo Discovery Center/Museum of Caves
  • $25 per show or $40 for both. Email waitomorocks@gmail.com to book tickets.

Wellington

*new dates due to COVID*

  • 1 November, 6.30pm, Kiwi Made selection
  • 4 November, 6.30pm, Award winning selection
  • Memorial Theatre, VUW Kelburn campus.
  • Book tickets online.

Whanganui

*New date due to COVID*

  • 12 August, 7pm, Kiwi Made selection (doors open 6.30)
  • 22 October 7pm, Award Winning selection (doors open 6.30)
  • 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 
  • Book tickets 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 ‘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.