Programme Launch – Tickets On Sale.

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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 from Australia, South America, USA, Canada, Asia, Russia, Iran, Greece, France, Austria, Germany and the UK. 83 films made the cut into the programme, including 10 world premieres and more than 40 NZ premieres. Once again the cinematography and scenery is sensational. An inspirational aspect of many of the films this year is the numerous women pushing the boundaries of sport and the equality they’ve earned from adventures as hardcore as any man. Strong environmental themes also come through in many of the films. Animal extinction and the impact climate change has on our landscapes is at the forefront of many filmmakers’ and adventurers’ minds. There are a lot of edge-of-your-seat moments, and incredible drone shots giving the sense of taking you into the scene. The storytelling is inspirational, funny, breathtaking and often jaw dropping.