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The Best Of Wanaka — Mountain Film Festival

Wanaka’s NZ Mountain Film Festival is one of the world’s major Mountain Film festivals, an internationally known event that attracts film makers from around the world. The festival theme, ‘A Celebration of Adventurous Sports and Lifestyles’, show cases films from the high-octane sports such as skiing, climbing, BASE jumping, kayaking and mountain biking. It also features the more sublime but even more important environmental and mountain culture films to educate and entertain.
Give Me Five — 11 mins, Director: Arnaud Longobardi, France, subtitles.
The film is the story behind an attempt at formation flight between a speed-wing and two wingsuits pilots.
Waiau-toa Odyssey — 13 mins, Director: Simon Waterhouse, NZ.
Five adventurers set off on a six-day, 300km unsupported journey. By combining new bike-packing and pack-rafting technology, they link together whitewater rivers and backcountry tracks through some of NZ’s under-appreciated wilderness areas.
Into Twin Galaxies — A Greenland Epic – 52 mins, Director: Jochen Schmoll, Germany.  Three adventurers embark on an insane kayaking mission in Greenland. With kite skis, they tow their whitewater kayaks over 1000 kilometres of the Greenland Ice Cap to reach the most northern river ever paddled.
North of Known — 52 mins, Director: Bryan Smith, Canada.
An attempted traverse by paraglider of the entire 700-kilometre length of the Alaska Range. A rugged, convoluted, and downright burly adventure in terrain where bears outnumber people, roads are non-existent, and flying conditions are completely unpredictable.
Link Sar West — 31 mins, Director: Jon Griffith, UK.
Link Sar in Pakistan was an obsession for UK alpinist and photographer Jonathan Griffith. He made three attempts on the peak before reaching the west summit on his forth try. Near disastrous circumstances, with riveting video and breathtaking cinematography.

2017 | International and NZ | 190 mins
NZ Mountain Film Festival


  • Sunday, 6th August, 5pm