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.
To find out more, get in touch with the festival team.
FMC School Tour – free films for your school & Scout group
FMC is pleased to continue its support to the NZ Mountain Film festival, which allows the festival to offer a 45 minute selection of this year’s films to schools and Scout groups for free. Our aim is to help inspire the next generation of adventurers and mountain enthusiasts.
The film selection will be made available from 1st August as an online download: Scout leaders and Teachers should email the team at the Mountain Film festival to register your school or Scout group.
FMC encourages clubs and supporters to mention this project to friends, families and schools, so we can get as many students in front of the free films as possible! All we ask in return is some feedback from the students on the films.