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Mountain Film Festival goes online

The Wānaka App

01 July 2024, 5:06 PM

Mountain Film Festival goes online NZMFF festival director Mark Sedon said he was stoked by feedback from attendees at this year’s festival.

Live events and screenings for the New Zealand Mountain Film and Book Festival (NZMFF) 2024 have ended but thrill-seekers and armchair adventurers can still enjoy the festival’s films from the comfort of home for the month of July.


NZMFF festival director Mark Sedon told the Wānaka App he was thrilled with the response from people who came along to the in-person events in Wānaka and Queenstown.



“Our numbers were a little down on last year, which is not surprising considering the current cost of living crisis, but we are stoked at the turnout and the feedback we received from the festival,” Mark said.


“People were raving about the films and speakers and we met several people who travelled from all over the world to see the festival.”


All 64 films are still available to view online until the end of July.


Mark and his wife Jo started the NZMFF in 2002 after they were inspired by a festival in Australia’s Blue Mountains and it has been a regular fixture on the local calendar ever since.


This year’s festival included 64 films and 17 guest speakers.



“Running the seven-day event was exhausting on Jo and I but we were rallied on by regular visitors, the many thanks, the laughter, the chatter and the feeling of community the festival enables,” Mark said.


The Wānaka App attended Subterranean, Eternal Flame, and Keep it Burning.


Read our reviews on some of the films here.



These and all other films which featured at the in-person festival will be available to view online for audiences in New Zealand and Australia until July 31.


Either select an online festival pass for access to all festival sessions for $69.95 or book by session (usually 2-2.5 hours and 2-3 films) for $11.95.


View the full programme for the online festival here.


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