Last updated on 26 September 2020
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 her small home town with a secret.
Congratulations to Annie Collins for winning DEGNZ Best Editor for 16-minute thriller Rū. In the film, a pregnant woman finds herself alone and in a dangerous situation with a violent gang member.
Annie told the audience that she will be giving her space on stage to emerging editors from now on – short films should be cut by emerging editors. Annie continues to be a mentor to many and lead DEGNZ’s efforts for editors and assistant editors.
The Directors & Editors Guild of NZ has proudly supported excellence in directing and editing at Show Me Shorts since 2009.
|2018||DEGNZ Best Director||Summer Agnew – The Brother|
|DEGNZ Best Editor||Betsy Bauer – Cleaver|
|2017||DEGNZ Best Director||Zoe McIntosh – The World in Your Window|
|DEGNZ Best Editor||Tom Eagles – Do No Harm|
|2016||DEGNZ Best Director||Ned Wenlock – Spring Jam|
|DEGNZ Best Editor||Bryan Shaw – Shout at the Ground|
|2015||DEGNZ Best Director||Alyx Duncan – The Tide Keeper|
|DEGNZ Best Editor||James Cunningham – Accidents, Blunders and Calamities|
|2014||DEGNZ Best Director||Hamish Bennett – Ross & Beth|
|2013||SDGNZ Best Director||Joe Lonie – Honk If You’re Horny|
|SDGNZ Best Editor||Thomas Gleeson – Home|
|2012||SDGNZ Best Director||Sam Kelly – Lambs|
|SDGNZ Best Editor||Jeff Hurrell – Lambs|
|2011||SDGNZ Best Director||Jack Woon – The Great Barrier|
|SDGNZ Best Editor||Lewis Albrow – 3 Hours|
|2010||SDGNZ Best Director||Mark Albiston & Louis Sutherland – The Six Dollar Fifty Man|
|SDGNZ Best Editor||Hayley Lake – Make Me|
|2009||SDGNZ Best Director||James Cunningham – Poppy|
|SDGNZ Best Editor||Paul Swadel and James Cunningham – Poppy|
Photos courtesy of Show Me Shorts.