Through the Lens Summer Sessions Returns

2017 is upon us and so to, the 6th anniversary of Through the Lens. The past five years have delivered action, excitement, laughs and entertainment beyond our wildest imagination and it’s a treat to be constantly blown away by the creative talent this competition continues to uncover. Conceived to showcase the incredible local talent both in front of and behind the lens, it is exciting to consider what the future has in store.

This year was no different with a great selection of films showcasing the summer lifestyle here in Queenstown. In our closest finish to date, The Vanzacs crew edged out Kenji Yamada by just one vote - the closest finish to date!

While the videos may have already rolled, there's still some love for the photographers. Read more below to find out how you can get your hands on a 2017/18 Skyline Mountain Biking season pass.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information on what's going on. In the meantime, get stoked by 2017 winner from the Vanzacs crew!


Last year was a hit so this year we're again bringing back something for all the photographers in town. We want to see your best Skyline Queenstown gondola accessed images; from the Queenstown Bike Park to Fernhill loop, it's all fair game. Head over to the 'Get Involved' page to learn how you can get amongst the hottest addition to the Through the Lens Summer Sessions. 

Queenstown's ultimate action/adventure short film competition

Through the Lens is the film competition by the people, for the people. Take a look at 2015 winner, 'She's Alright for a Girl' by Johanna Lundgren and Lucie Vodrazkova below to see what we mean or view all of the past entries on our YouTube page!


Enter Your Film

Registrations are now open. Visit the 'Get Involved' page for more info.