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
FMC is pleased to continue its support to the NZ Mountain Film festival, which allows the festival to offer a 45 minute DVD of this year’s films to schools for free. Our aim is to help inspire the next generation of adventurers and mountain enthusiasts.
Its easy to get a free DVD for your school, just email the team at the Mountain Film festival and they will get it organised for you. 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 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!
Here’s how it works,
- Any school can apply; you don’t have to be associated with FMC.
- DVD’s can only be sent out after 1st of August, and can take up to 2 weeks to arrive after you apply.
- The 45 minute DVD must be shown at the school, during school hours.
- Schools are responsible for returning the DVD, so it can be sent to other schools to enjoy.
So if you are interested, please email the team at the Mountain Film festival to register!