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NZ Mountain Film Fest invests in Kiwi filmmakers

Entries have opened for the NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival, with extra incentive for Kiwi filmmakers to get involved.

The festival will run in Wanaka from June 25 to 29 and in Queenstown from July 1 to 3. It will also be broadcast online for a month following the opening night.

Festival director Mark Seddon has revealed the prize money for submissions has doubled this year.

“The Trust is committed to investing back into the Kiwi adventure filmmaking community. Doubling the prize money aims to encourage more budding filmmakers out of the woodwork,” he said.

The prize money for Best NZ Made Film has doubled to $2500, and a Grass Roots Award, with $500 prize money, will encourage beginner filmmakers to have a go.

The Book Competition first place prize has also increased to $1000 with a bequest from Dave Bamford and John Nankervis.