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.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

ADVOCACY & LOBBYING

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

NETWORKING

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

ADVICE

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

LATEST NEWS

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.

RESOURCES

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

ASDACS WAIVER

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

DISCOUNTS

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

MEMBER PROFILE

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

COVID-19 Membership Holiday

The Directors & Editors Guild of New Zealand represents the creative, cultural and financial wellbeing of all New Zealand directors, editors and assistant editors. Because of the COVID-19 crisis, we are extending our membership to all New Zealand directors, editors and assistant editors, whether or not they can afford to pay membership fees. It is more important than ever that we come together for support, assistance, advice and information at this crucial time and as we navigate the future. Together we can do this.

We understand that you may have lost some or all of your work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have decided to extend our Membership Holiday scheme until 31 January 2021. If you are facing financial hardship, we want to support you with a free Associate membership until 31 January 2021. For those who can afford it, we ask that you please support DEGNZ by continuing to pay your membership fees.

This offer is based on an honesty system.

We are offering Membership Holidays between now and 31 January. All current members who were granted a Membership Holiday until 1 October 2020 will have their fee holiday automatically extended to this new date, but can choose to restart paying fees at any time. If you receive a Membership Holiday, your membership will be due for paid renewal on 31 January 2021.

I pay annually – You can request a Membership Holiday as your renewal date approaches. Instructions will be emailed in your renewal notices.

I pay monthly – You can request a Membership Holiday between now and 31 January 2021. Receiving a Membership Holiday will stop your monthly payments altogether. When your membership holiday ends on 31 January 2021, you will be able to select which membership level you want to renew on. You won’t be expected to pay the remainder of your last 1-Year Membership, Paid Monthly.

If you can afford the membership fees, please fill out the Member Sign-Up Form below and make payment for your chosen membership level. If you are suffering financial hardship, choose the level Associate Member – Membership Holiday.

If your membership lapsed this year or in 2019 and you can afford the membership fees, please use the Member Sign-Up Form below and make payment for your chosen membership level. OR If you are suffering financial hardship, send us a request instead by completing a COVID-19 Membership Holiday Request Form.

If your membership lapsed prior to 2019 and you can afford the membership fees, please use the Member Sign-Up Form below and make payment for your chosen membership level. OR If you are suffering financial hardship, choose the level Associate Member – Membership Holiday.

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Memberships cover one year from the day you join, renew or change your membership level. This applies to all memberships, excluding special offers.

Memberships 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 change level or cancel at this time.

Most DEGNZ opportunities are free to members and open to all membership levels with some exceptions, such as our Editor Attachment Scheme, Director Attachment Scheme and Women Filmmakers Incubator, which require a Full membership (i.e. Full Members – Tiers 1 to 3) to be eligible to apply. This is subject to change in response to the COVID-19 pandemic — check the specific eligibility criteria in the opportunity’s call for applications. 

Please fill in the Member Sign-Up 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.

Member Sign-Up Form

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