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Mountain Film Fest: Best of New Zealand

NZ | 2018 | 120–180mins



  • 17 September, Monday, 7:30PM ONCE

The 16th NZ Mountain Film Festival presents inspirational adventurers from around the world. Our films tell stories of adventure sports, foreign cultures, remote travel and environmental issues.

Perspective (5 mins), Director: Nat Warburton, NZ. 11-year- old Nat Warburton presents his short film that showcases the perspectives of an adventure lifestyle rock climbing, mountain biking, river surfing and kayaking.

Fly (5 mins), Director: Fenella Bowater, NZ. A documentary
about two of NZ’s best speedflyers. Explore the world from above and see what binds and drives these best of friends.

Trollfinger (29 mins), Director: Jason Blair, NZ. Three Kiwis go to the Faroe Islands to climb the iconic rock spire, known locally as Trollkonufingur. Weather and loose rock threaten to keep them from the elusive summit.

Inside the Indus – a Pakistani Odyssey (27 mins), Producer: Mike Dawson, NZ. Kiwi kayaker Mike Dawson and two friends head to Pakistan to attempt a descent of the fabled Rondu Gorge on the Indus River. This film shows the true beauty of Pakistani people, as three friends attempt to conquer a river that is far from friendly. (Won special JURY AWARD)

The Sky Piercer (40 mins), Director: Jason Hancox, NZ. A team, led by Sam Smoothy, hit the road with the objective to climb and ski the East Face of Aoraki/Mt Cook. They are being beaten down by the weather with the possibility of meeting the objective looking less and less likely.