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The NZ Mountain Film Festival is back in Nelson!

The 2023 NZ Mountain Film Festival National Tour is coming to Nelson on the 17th & 18th of August 2023. Enjoy this award winning selection of short and long films.

Films Screened:

Janwaar (11 mins) USA. Follow a rambunctious group of kids whose lives are transformed when a skatepark is built in their small Indian village.

Turn the Corner (10 mins) Director Ned Brannigan, NZ. Can you imagine climbing Lake Hawea’s Corner Peak 53 times over 53 days? In the construction industry, 53 people take their own lives every year, the worst affected industry in NZ. Glen calls on those in his community in the hopes of starting conversations as a method of prevention, and also to inspire others.

Momentum (20 mins) Director Liqen Studio, Australia. Follow the journey of Angie Scarth-Johnson who, by the age of 18, had climbed three 9a grades in Europe (NZ grade35). What will she do next?

Flow State (23 mins) Director Jacob Bowling, Producer Will Nelson. A documentary traversing the highest line of extreme sport as two friends challenge each other, and themselves, to overcome past trauma and become better men, 1000m above ground.

Changabang: Return to the Shining Mountain (21 mins) Director Nick Kowalski, NZ. In 1976 British alpinists made the first ascent of the West Wall of Changabang. For the next four decades the route gained legendary status as climbers from around the world came and tried, unsuccessfully, to repeat this iconic climb. In 2022, three members of the New Zealand Alpine Team tried their luck on this infamous climb.

New Way Up (25 mins) Director Jake Holland, UK. The Karakoram mountains areknown for their huge scale and jaw-dropping beauty. Nestled within them is Gulmit Tower, a technical granite pinnacle that has never been summited.Previous teams have often failed because the highly glaciated terrain makes the approach by foot long and treacherous. Maybe a paraglider can help?


All the proceeds are donated directly to the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust. Join us at the Suter Theatre for a night of entertainment.



Thursday 17th August & Friday 18th August – Doors open 5pm, Screening begins at 6pm

Drinks & snacks available


The Suter Theatre

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