NZ Mountain Film Festival


Years running: 20 (since 2002)

NZ Mountain Film Festival

International Mountain and Adventure Film Festival.


The NZ Mountain Film Festival is a competitive event bringing the best films on the worlds remote places, extreme sports and their spirit of adventure from around the world to the alpine village of Wanaka, New Zealand.

The festival provides an opportunity for filmmakers to showcase their work, receive merit and win cash prizes.


  • Grand Prize US$1000 Sponsored by GoPro;
  • Best Film on Climbing US$200;
  • Best Film on Adventurous Sports and Lifestyles US$200;
  • Best Film on Mountain Culture
  • Best Environment Film  — US$200;
  • Best Short Film (15 minutes or less) — US$200;
  • Best Snow Sports Film US$200


  • The theme is: Adventurous Sports and Lifestyles,
  • We like all films to be supplied as .mp4 .mov files with dimensions of 1920 x 1080. 1080p and h264 codec. PAL standard preferred
  • Fill out thr online entry forms. Download the film (FTP, our dropbox or from your Vimeo site) or send a copy at the Festival office via post. Entries MUST be accompanied by a short summary of the film and two images from the film.
  • Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Festival Director, Mark Sedon.



New Zealand

Official Website


NZ Mountain Film Festival
P.O.Box 563
Wanaka 9343
New Zealand

NZ Mountain Film Festival
17 Drake Place, Lake Hawea
RD2, Wanaka, 9382, New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 443 1609



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