What is it?
The 2022 Mountain Film Festival National Tour is coming to Nelson. Enjoy this award winning selection of short and long films.
Traversing the Night (40 mins) Director Maddy Whittaker, NZ. With an average age of 22, the four New Zealand Alpine Kids (as they called themselves) set off from Arthur’s Pass. The dream was to traverse the spine of the Southern Alps for the next three months until they reached Fiordland. The mountains are wonderful, beautiful and healing – but they are healing because they make us confront things that get drowned out in regular civilisation.
Ô’Parizad (36 mins) Director Guillaume Pierrel, France, subtitles. In the 70’s, the pioneers explored the most breathtaking mountains in the Alps and Himalayas; 45 years later, the same passion has remained intact and skiers decide to return on the trail of their ancestors. Their goal is to ski an 8,000m Himalayan giant.
We Don’t Usually Have Ice Creams (10 mins) Director Paul McCredie, NZ.
This isn’t your average pensioner walking group. They don’t believe in tracks or bridges. They scale untracked ridges, ford or swim rivers, scramble up waterfalls, abseil over bluffs and seldom get home before dark. These men are tough, but the women are tougher.
House of The Gods (44 mins) Director Matt Pycroft, UK. The great northern prow of Mount Roraima soars from the depths of the Amazon rainforest like the prow of a gigantic ship, shrouded in cloud, drenched by torrential rain and guarded by vertical jungle, deep mud and overhanging cliffs. Follow Leo Houlding and team on their real-world quest through 100km of untracked jungle, into a unique slime forest and up the desperately steep big wall.
All the proceeds are donated directly to the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust. Join us at the Suter Theatre for a night of entertainment, giveaways and raffles.