Our Core Services

We provide professional development opportunities, while your support of our work enables us to continue to advocate on behalf of you and other directors and editors in our industry.


Hone your craft and be inspired through our range of workshops, talks and training opportunities, led by experienced and award-winning local and international filmmakers. We have something for all experience levels with most opportunities free to members. Learn more


DEGNZ is the representative body of directors and editors in NZ. Behind the scenes, we advocate and lobby to improve industry opportunities and conditions, and raise awareness of the work of screen directors and editors. Learn more

Other Membership Benefits


Connect with other filmmakers at events, like Screenlink, which brings together DEGNZ members with other NZ screen guilds and associations for drinks and discussion.


We can help with career, contract and legal advice. Members have access to discounted rates with Tim Riley of Dominion Law – first 30-minutes free. Learn more


Get the latest industry news, campaign updates, events and deadlines direct to your inbox. We welcome your news too, helping you publicise your successes, screenings and crowdfunding campaigns.


Access a range of resources to assist you with applications, negotiation, or as sources of information for your reference. Learn more


Receive royalties that may arise from your work here and overseas through the Australian Screen Directors Authorship Collecting Society. Joining ASDACS is free for DEGNZ Full members at www.asdacs.com.au


Exclusive discounts to cinema tickets, festivals, Resene products and more. Learn more


We feature your profile in our online members directory to help you get seen.

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All memberships cover one year from the day you join, renew or upgrade/downgrade, and can be paid annually or by monthly instalments.

Paid Monthly levels renew automatically on an annual basis. Members on Paid Monthly levels will be notified of their annual renewal as it approaches and may contact the Guild to upgrade/downgrade/cancel at this time.

Most DEGNZ opportunities are free to members and open to all membership levels with some exceptions such as our Director/Editor Attachment Schemes and Women Filmmakers Incubator, which require a Full membership (i.e. Full Members – Tiers 1 to 3) to be eligible to apply.

Please fill in this form to apply for membership if:

  • you are new to DEGNZ, OR
  • you are a returning member and your membership lapsed before 01 January 2017. If your membership lapsed after 31 December 2016, please renew by signing in to the Manage Your Account page.

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