NZ Mountain Film Festival – a fundraising opportunity for clubs
The NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival (NZMFF) runs in Central Otago each winter, showcasing a number of inspiring local and international mountain films covering a wide array of genres and themes.
Following the main festival, local hosts organise screenings of the NZMFF National Tour around the country. Local hosts pay a licence fee to the NZMFF for the films, then organise the screening directly with a suitable venue. Ticket sales contribute to fundraising for the host organisation. If there hasn’t been a local screening in your town, why not consider organising one as a fundraiser and promotional night for your club?
Megan Sety of the Wellington Tramping and Mountaineering Club wrote an article explaining how (and why) to host a screening. You can read “Bringing the Mountain Film Festival to you” on our Wilderlife.nz blog.
FMC School Tour – free films for your school
FMC is pleased to continue its support to the NZ Mountain Film festival allowing them to offer a film selection to schools for free. Our aim is to help inspire the next generation of adventurers and mountain enthusiasts.
Here’s how it works;
- Any school can apply; you don’t have to be associated with FMC.
- The team from the NZ Mountain Film Festival will be able to send out the DVD after 15 July.
- You’ll need to allow up to 2 weeks between when you apply and when you need the DVD to be arrive.
- The applying teacher must download and sign this confidentiality agreement and send it to us prior to the DVD being sent.
- The school is responsible for arranging the screening, and providing any projection equipment.
- The films must be shown at the school, during school hours.
- DVD’s must be returned after use for other schools to enjoy.
- Returning the DVD is the responsibility of the school.
To apply for a free DVD for your school, please contact the team at the Mountain Film festival, with the following info;
- The postal address for the school
- The signed confidentiality agreement
In return, FMC would really appreciate a photo of some of the students watching the films, and/or a paragraph from a student about what they thought; something for us to use to encourage other schools and students to get out there and get involved!