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Mountain Film Festival tickets now on sale

Adventure cyclist Jo Haines is a guest speaker at the film festival. Photo: Suppl;ied

After months of uncertainty, tickets for the New Zealand Mountain Film and Book Festival will go on sale on Monday.

The reshaped festival is scheduled to run live in Wanaka and Queenstown from June 26-28, with online screenings to follow.

Festival director Mark Sedon is thrilled to proceed with the event, after several uncertain months.

“Although the festival will look a little different, we are really pleased to be able to run it in

several small venues rather than two large halls,” he said. 

“We feel incredibly humbled to have continued to receive support from our sponsors and    benefactors, not to mention the exceptional contributions by filmmakers, authors and speakers.”

Film screenings and events will be as big as are allowed within the Ministry of Health’s guidelines at the time of the festival.

“Our fingers and toes are crossed that we are allowed to fit people in, although it will still be a far cry from our usual packed house of 380. Our saving grace is the online festival and no one will miss out on that,” Sedon said.

This year’s events include the popular Opening Night, guest speakers, and free family shows at the Wanaka Community Hub.

Speakers include adventure cyclist Jo Haines, tramping legend Geoff Spearpoint, and kayakers Tara Mulvany and Scott Donaldson.

Tickets and the full festival programme are available at mountainfilm.nz/tickets-2020