The Turn of the Screw Having changed the location of Henry James’ Victorian ghost story to present-day Wellington, director Alex Galvin presents audiences with a fresh adaption of The Turn of the Screw. Join us for a screening of the film, which will be releasing in select NZ cinemas Jan-Feb. The screening will be followed […]

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A Trying Year

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2020 has certainly been a trying year. We tried to run our professional development programme as we have done each year and the pandemic threw a spanner in the works. A shift to online worked for nearly every element of it. By moving online,…
The 2020 Incubator participants with facilitator Philippa CampbellDEGNZ

Congratulations to Our 2020 Incubator Alumni

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We have had the great pleasure of running our Emerging Women Filmmakers Incubator programme over this past year in spite of a few COVID challenges along the way. Congratulations to our 2020 Incubator alumni Michelle Ang, Charlotte Evans, Pennie…

Q&A: Brendon Chan on His Editor Attachment to Peter Roberts on Juniper

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Earlier in the year, DEGNZ member Brendon Chan took part in our Drama Editor Attachment Scheme, attaching to editor Peter Roberts on Matthew Saville’s feature film Juniper. He got to shadow Peter over the course of the edit – from assembly…

Meri Kirihimete!

We will be closed from Christmas Day and back on Monday 11 January 2021. Despite the year we've had, we hope you have things to be grateful for. We wish you a well deserved break, may you rest and recharge for 2021. Have a very merry Christmas…
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Round Up (not the weed killer)

With the Big Screen Symposium about to kick off tomorrow, it’s yet another recent event at which to be thankful for, for our Government’s response to COVID. We can gather in big numbers will little concern for the spread of the virus, while…
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Chia Hsu Attaches to Millie Lies Low Editor Dan Kircher

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The Directors & Editors Guild of NZ is pleased to (finally) announce DEGNZ member Chia Hsu as the attachment to editor Dan Kircher. Originally, Chia was to commence her attachment in March of this year when the production of New Zealand…

Help with Contacting New Zealand Directors!

Our friends at the Australian Screen Directors Authorship Collecting Society (ASDACS) are trying to get in touch with NZ directors on this list to distribute royalties related to their work. If you have any leads on how one of these directors…
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A Professional Life Well Lived

It’s with great sadness that I heard of the passing of New Zealand International Film Festival Director Bill Gosden. I knew Bill professionally but not personally, and always watched with great admiration the way he orchestrated NZIFF with…