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DEGNZ Best Director and Best Editor Goes to…

Congratulations to our member Armağan Ballantyne for taking home the DEGNZ Best Director award for her short film Hush, presented at the Show Me Shorts 2019 Auckland Opening & Awards Night on October 5th. Hush tells the story of Ava, a young woman who surprises her brother and friends when she suddenly turns up in […]


2019 Table Reads Round Four

Calling for actors and directors/writers with scripts for a Table Read on Saturday 30 November! Round 4 opens on 21 October and closes 15 November, 3pm. A core cast – max six actors – together with a writer+director team OR writer/director will collaborate on each script-in-development table read. The script must have a director attached […]


Directors Toolkit with Charlie Haskell – Wellington

Call for Applications – Deepen your knowledge of the craft in this Directors Toolkit with experienced director Charlie Haskell. The two-day workshop, run by the Directors & Editors Guild of NZ, will be held in Wellington on 16 – 17 November. Charlie Haskell will provide a practical guide to emerging directors as to what the […]


Have Your Say on the DEGNZ’s Screen Sector Strategy Submission

DEGNZ will be providing a written submission to the Screen Sector Strategy NZ 2020 – 2030. We want to hear your thoughts! DEGNZ has formulated 15 questions to help stimulate your thinking about the future of the New Zealand screen industry. You can answer as many or as few questions as you want. All responses […]


Directing In the Intimate Zone – Christchurch

DEGNZ encourages directors, actors and producers to join us for a one-day Christchurch workshop with Louise Leitch on directing intimacy, after the first Directing In the Intimate Zone workshop in Auckland. Until now, many directors have not given enough thought and been equipped for directing actors in scenes that involve intimacy, nudity and simulated sex. […]