The NZ Moutain Film Festival- 'National Tour'- Taupo
The NZ Mountain Film Festival’s ‘KIWI MADE'’ National Tour film line-up is back in Taupo with an amazing line-up of films celebrating Kiwis getting out there and doing it!
Internationally recognised as one of the world’s premier mountain film festival events an audience can expect up-close adventures, emotive and insightful cultural content, and the usual fast-paced, action packed adrenaline entertainment making for an impressive programme that will have outdoor enthusiasts inspired and entertained.
This collection has something for everyone and is the perfect environment for your imagination to plan your next adventure.
Perspective (5 mins), Director: Nat Warburton, NZ. 11-yearold 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.
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.
The content, the magnitude of the adventures undertaken, and the world class cinematography makes for an impressive programme that will have outdoor enthusiasts inspired and entertained.
Tickets -Adults $20, Under 17's $16.00 -available online here and from Starlight Cinema, in Taupo