About the NZ Mountain Film Festival

About the NZ Mountain Film Festival

The 2015 New Zealand Mountain Film Festival is a combination of events over the five days July 3rd to 7th in NZ’s premier alpine village of Wanaka (to learn about Wanaka click here), and also three days in Queenstown on July 9th to 11th. The NZ Mountain Film Festival is a non-profit registered charitable trust and a registered charity.

Activities scheduled include

  • International and NZ made adventure film competition (over $3000 in cash prizes).
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  • Viewing of the film finalist, the World’s best adventure movies!
  • Awards night with films, winning film previews and live Music
  • NZ & International Guest speakers
  • Workshops
  • Two Day Adventure Film School
  • Adventure gear trade show
  • Art exhibition
  • Photography Competition (NZ$1000 in prize money)
  • Heaps of giveaways
  • And of course, loads of general socialising


NZMFF Point of Difference

New Zealand Mountain Film Festival HQThe NZ Mountain Film Festival is a NZ made festival which started in 2002 and is internationally recognised as one of the world’s premier mountain film festival events. It’s NZ’s original mountain film festival with it’s own international adventure film maker’s competition, as well as a highly regarded NZ made division. Film makers receive cash for various awards and the films we play often go on to do well in other similar festivals like the Banff Mountain Film Festival, Sundance Mountain Film Festival, Kendal Mountain Film Festival and Vancouver Mountain Film Festival.

The NZMFF puts on a national tour, as do many of the above festivals. You will sometimes see the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour playing in venues around NZ. Try not to confuse this Canadian made festival with our NZ made one.

The NZ Mountain Film Festival is a grass roots event with guest speakers and several other events in Wanaka and Queenstown. Come check us out….

2015 Adventure Film Maker’s Competition Opens

We have opened up entries for the 2015 Festival. Click here to enter our Adventure Film Maker’s Competition and be in with a chance at the $3,000 in prize money….


Wanaka Wraps Up

The New Zealand Mountain Film Festival in Wanaka wrapped up in fine form last night with a packed house all captivated by the tales on Tim Cope and his lovable sidekick Tigon. Tim enthralled the crowd with tales of his epic 4-year journey on the trail of Genghis Khan. This talk was Festival highlight and an excellent way to finish the highly successful Wanaka portion of the event. Queenstown is now set to host the Festival from Thursday 10th July for two days at the Queenstown Memorial Hall. The winners of the Best New Zealand Made Film, the film editing … Continued

Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa

Kilimanjaro Trek

Trek to the highest Peak in Africa and help raise money for the NZ Mountain Film Festival Charitable Trust. The Festival has joined up with long time supporter, Adventure Consultants to offer a cost price fund raising expedition to climb Mt Kilimanjaro with Festival Director and Himalayan guide, Mark Sedon. Learn about Mark here and click here or below to read the trip notes. Contact Mark for more information or bookings or Adventure Consultants.