A new line-up of free youth programmes will feature at this
year's New Zealand Mountain Film Festival in Queenstown and
The charitable trust which runs the annual festival was
focused on encouraging people, especially young people, to
enjoy safe outdoor adventures, festival director Mark Sedon
''Offering youth an insight into the possibilities of
adventure lies at the heart of the festival's mandate. The
youth programme ensures that the festival is accessible and
affordable for everyone ... and that we ... inspire the next
generation of Kiwi adventurers.''
In Wanaka, under-18-year-olds can take part in a free
photography competition, a free two-and-a-half-hour show on
Monday, July 7, featuring a talk and films, and a scholarship
programme - open to Otago high school pupils - for the
two-day Adventure Film School.
The same show will feature on Friday, July 11, in Queenstown.
Mr Sedon is seeking donations of items for the festival
auction, which raises money for a grant scheme. The grants
will help fund youth in film-making courses and adventure
skills training, local environmental projects and sporting
equipment for people with disabilities.