april 6-8 2018

Friday April 6

Three Tassie Features: On the Green Carpet

6:00-7:30PM and 8:00-9:30PM in the Forest Yurt Cinema         TICKETS $22
Join filmmakers and subjects to see three amazing adventure films, screening for the first time in Tasmania.
Lowest to Highest - five friends ride from Kati Thanda (Lake Eyre) to Mount Kosciuszko (27 mins; 2018; Rummin Productions)
Overland - a filmmaker's journey in not forcing a narrative on the iconic Overland Track (27 mins 2018; Polygraph Productions)
The Lorax Project - six friends, a hard climb up Frenchman's Cap, and then the free fall from the top. You will never forget this powerful film (30 mins; 2017; Mission Control Collective)
Dress up in your best retro adventure wear, ready for the paparazzi on the Green Carpet. $10 meals available, bar open, fires cranked.


Saturday April 7

Dove Lake Classic Trail Run - 15KM

6AM at Ranger Station for 7AM start at Dove Lake          REGISTRATION $60 includes bus to Dove Lake
Join the thrill of the race for an early morning anti-clockwise lap around the Dove Lake Circuit, then up the Cradle Valley board walk via Lake Lilla to finish at the Ranger Station. Registrations checked and plates allocated from 6AM at the Rangers Station; buses to Dove Lake leave at 6:30AM; race starts at 7AM. Hosted by Endorfun.
Limited to 60 runners. SOLD OUT

Wilderness Yoga - Ranger Station

10:00-10:45AM at the Ranger Station $16.50

Join a small group for an introductory yoga session with views of the wilderness (indoor or outdoor depending on conditions). Perfect for your after-run cool down! BYO mat or borrow one of Sarah's. Followed immediately by cold water therapy (Wim Hof method).

Cold Water Therapy Workshop - The Wim Hof Method with Piet Blokker

10:45-12:15AM at the Ranger Station $40
An introduction to the benefits and techniques of the Wim Hof Method. This workshop includes instruction on gentle breathing, meditation and plenty of time for questions in a small group, a cup of tea and an opportunity to practice the techniques in the cold mountain waters!


Lowest to Highest - Q&A with adventurers and filmmakers

10:00-11:00AM in the Forest Yurt Cinema FREE EVENT
Join the adventurers and filmmakers to discuss the highs and lows, while watching excerpts of the film. Sure to be a rollicking discussion and a festival favourite, seats are limited in our Forest Yurt Cinema, so please register to secure your tickets to this FREE event.

Packing for adventure - a discussion on remote location filming

11:30-12:30PM in the Forest Yurt Cinema FREE EVENT
The team at FANCS host a discussion on filming in remote locations and how to plan and pack for it. Share experience, advice, and answer questions as they talk you through the task of trekking camera equipment into the wilderness.
All welcome, no matter your level of experience or whether you shoot on an iPhone or a Red Epic and everything in between!

The Lorax Project - Q&A with the Mission Control Collective

1:00-2:00PM in the Forest Yurt Cinema FREE EVENT
Meet the adventurers behind The Lorax Project, and the Mission Control Collective. These guys are super adventurous but very humble, and if you've seen the film on the Green Carpet the night before, you'll be bursting with questions for Pete and Jared. Join the discussion in the Forest Yurt Cinema, with footage from the film. Register to secure your seat in the Forest Yurt Cinema, seats are limited to 60.

Kids' Films from Mountainfilm on Tour

2:30-3:30PM Wilderness Gallery at the Cradle Mountain Hotel                TICKETS $10; 5 and under FREE
Kids will love this hour of family-friendly films from Mountainfilm on Tour. Featuring a mix of thought-provoking and educational animations and short film, this is so much better than mind-numbing screen time!

One Year in Tasmania Adventure Film Competition Screening

4:30-6:00PM Wilderness Gallery at the Cradle Mountain Hotel             TICKETS $17 including a Welcome Drink

We're screening the judges' shortlist of the top entries in the One Year in Tasmania Adventure Film competition. Check out the breadth of adventures to be had on this cracking island of ours in one year - from 1 March 2017 to 1 March 2018. Join the filmmakers, adventurous peeps from all over, and the Cradle locals for a fun-filled screening, with bar open and intermission with spot prizes for the audience from our supporters: Kooee Snacks, Patagonia, Find Your Feet, Aspire Adventure Equipment and more.

Ticket includes a welcome drink to get your party started, generously supplied by Cradle Mountain Hotel. MORE INFO

Mountainfilm on Tour VOP Exclusive Screening

7:00PM-9:30PM in the Forest Yurt Cinema + Lounge                     TICKETS $65 including dinner, two drinks, cheese and films

Are you an extra special Very Outdoorsy Person? Sign up for the exclusive screening of Mountainfilm on Tour in a unique venue at Cradle Mountain. See an amazing program of films while eating and drinking simple, delicious food and drink. Tickets strictly limited to 60 VOPs. Followed by the Night Adventures After Party with live music from Halfway to Forth in the yurts (all welcome, not just VOPs!). MORE INFO

Mountainfilm on Tour - Cradle Mountain Hotel

8:00-10:00PM Wilderness Gallery at the Cradle Mountain Hotel          TICKETS $25

Join us at the Cradle Mountain Film Festival for the Tasmanian exclusive screening of Mountainfilm on Tour, all the way from Telluride, Colorado. This years' films feature an awesome mix of skiing, rafting, mountaineering, expedition travel, cultural and environmental stories. This is an event to inspire you to take on the world and experience all it has to offer! Snacks available, bar open. MORE INFO

Night Adventures After Party

10PM-12AM in the Forest Yurt Lounge FREE, just turn up after the Mountainfilm screenings have finished

Halfway to Forth, some of the brothers who hand-made the yurts, will entertain you in the bush while you enjoy a warming campfire and a delicious drink from the bar. Ghost Rock wines, Tassie beers, local spirits, cider and some soft options available for sale. Cash and card welcome, no BYO this is a licensed event. Head torch, your own cup and warm clothes recommended.

Sunday April 8

Mountain Huts Film Trail

8:30AM-2PM Films screening in five mountain huts around Cradle      Register for this FREE EVENT

Join us for the signature event of the Cradle Mountain Film Festival...the vibes are infectious, the films are adventurous, the location is wild! Register and collect a FREE trail map from the Cradle Mountain Canyons office next to the Visitor Centre, then choose your path around five mountain huts to see a specially curated program of short films throughout the day. Films are screened as you arrive, in group sizes of 1-12. ADVISORY: Trail is graded HARD and is steep and rocky in parts. Parks Pass required, use shuttle bus to access Ronny Creek or Dove Lake to start the trail.   CLICK FOR MORE INFO

Wilderness Yoga - Ronny Creek to Waldheim

9:00-10:30AM Ronny Creek Carpark                               TICKETS $16.50

Join a small group for a walk to Waldheim and then an introductory yoga session with great views over the buttongrass. The session will be up to 45 minutes and will be suitable for all levels of experience from beginners up. BYO mat or borrow ours. Parks Pass required, use shuttle bus to access Ronny Creek.