We have had to reschedule the Wellington screening of the NZ Mountain Film Festival. The new dates are:
Thursday - 24 September 2020: Best of the Festival (originally scheduled for 10 Sept)
Monday - 28 September 2020: Kiwi Made (originally scheduled for 7 Sept)
The best of the New Zealand Mountain Film Festival National Tour is coming back to Wellington with a double feature!
We'll be showing both the best of the festival and the award-winning NZ made films.
Tickets are $20 general admission; $15 WTMC and VUWTC club members and $10 student with ID.
Tickets for both nights are available online: https://www.vuwtc.org.nz/mountain-film
7 September - *Kiwi Made*: Award winning films either made in NZ or films made by New Zealanders include a packrafting and mountain biking journey of both Māori culture and the Whanganui River; an attempt to traverse the Olivine Range; a kiwi woman from West Auckland through-hikes the 4,270 kilometres of the Pacific Crest Trail; putting up new rock climbing routes on Stewart Island; finding new climbing challenges in the Remarkables; going on a ski-trip with local skier Janina Kuzma to Mount Hermon on the border between Israel, Lebanon and Syria; and the building of The Pike 29 Memorial Track.
10 September - *Best of the Festival* The Best of the Festival films include kayaking the canyons and whitewater of the Rio Apurimac in the heart of the Andes; a solo expedition of twelve days of seakayaking followed by climbing the Molar Spire; crossing the 70 kilometers and 7,000 meters altitude gain of the Wetterstein Ridge non-stop; five kiwis paragliding in Tanzania; summitting K2; and the first ski descent of the 8,516m Mt Lhotse.
The films in Wellington are sponsored by the Wellington Tramping and Mountaineering Club and the Victoria University of Wellington Tramping Club. All profits raised from the films are donated back to the clubs.
The festival started in 2002 and is internationally recognised as one of the world’s premier mountain film festival events. Its NZ’s original mountain film festival with an international adventure film maker’s competition, as well as a highly regarded NZ made division.
The films will be screened at the Victoria University Memorial Theatre. Doors open at 6pm to grab your seat.
And a fun fact - Next year in 2021 VUWTC is going to be 100 years old! If any former members are interested in attending events, helping to organise them or contributing stories/pics to publications for the centenary, please visit vuwtc.org.nz/100 or email MTAwIHwgdnV3dGMgISBvcmcgISBueg==