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Festival is all go, tickets available!

24 June 2020

The NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival Charitable Trust is delighted, given the challenges, to offer the 18th festival this year! The event could not have proceeded without the generous support of donations from festival sponsors, funders and patrons, assistance from venues, and of course loyal fans who have purchased tickets both online and for our live events.

Although this year will be a scaled-back version, the shows on offer continue to present world-class films and speakers. There are tickets still available for the popular ‘Opening Night’ at the fancy new Wanaka Community Hub: this session features two world premieres, four award-winning films and three films from local Wanaka filmmakers.

The venues this year include the beautiful Community Hub. The Hub boasts a large state-of-the-art screen, comfortable seating and a cozy atmosphere. If you haven’t visited this venue yet, this is a great chance! There are also screenings at Edgewater and the Armstrong Room in the Wanaka Community Centre.

Free Family Shows are screening at 11am Saturday 27 June and Sunday 28 June at the Community Hub. These are free one-hour family shows that include some epic adventure films. Adults cannot attend without a child and bookings are essential via the web page.

Grab your tickets to the Pure NZ session, jam-packed with Kiwi Made films and adventures! This epic bunch of films, home-grown in Aotearoa will not disappoint. From Whanganui to the Middle East, Queenstown to Kilimanjaro, this session will take you around the world, Kiwi-style. You will love some NZ humour, history and hilarity.

Don’t miss the Snow Show! Enjoy epic conditions, deep pow, steep lines and basically get ready for winter with this smorgasbord of adventurous ski and snowboard flicks. Watch the first ski descent of the 8,516m Mt Lhotse; ski steep Alaskan spines; ski under the northern lights and the Australian sun.

The 18th NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival is on live in Wanaka and Queenstown 26 to 28 June (or solely online 26 June to 5 July). www.mountainfilm.nz