Direct South: Short Film Workshops

DEGNZ presents three award-winning filmmakers in a workshop series for short film directors in Te Waipounamu South Island.

Thousands of short films get made every year by filmmakers around the world. One challenge for directors is how do you direct a short film that gets noticed by audiences and the industry, especially when you invest so much of yourself in your film?

Hear how three filmmakers made their acclaimed shorts and what they learnt doing them. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and discover ways to improve your craft and your projects. Direct South brings you three perspectives as each director shares practical insights into their personal directing process for short film.

A hybrid series, workshops will be in Christchurch, Blenheim and Dunedin, while participants can also join and interact with us on Zoom.

Who’s it for

Short film directors residing in Te Waipounamu South Island – you might be a first-time director or have several under your belt. This workshop series is not tailored to documentary or scriptwriting.

Tutor Lineup

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Dates & Locations

Jackie van Beek
Saturday 27 February, 10am – 4:30pm
Cat House Films, 7/204 St Asaph Street, Christchurch 8011

Zia Mandviwalla
Saturday 10 April, 9am – 3:30pm
Marlborough campus, Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT), 85 Budge Street, Blenheim 7240

Michelle Savill
Sunday 30 May, 10am – 4:30pm
Theomin Balcony – First Floor, HD Skinner Annex, 361 Great King Street, North Dunedin 9016

Online

All workshops will be interactively live-streamed through Zoom meetings for those who can’t attend in-person. The Zoom link will be sent out ahead of each workshop. Note, we will not accept registrations from people who reside outside the South Island.

Price

DEGNZ member in-person/online – Free
Non-member attending in-person; includes tea/coffee and lunch – $75
Non-member attending online – $40

Payment & Cancellation Policy

Made possible thanks to

 
NZFC

Event Partners

 

Registration

Blenheim – CLOSED

Registration cutoff for Dunedin is Wednesday 26 May, 3pm.

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