DEGNZ is excited to present a workshop with director Rob Sarkies for South Island-based directors on November 28 – 29. Rob will outline his process and encourage participants to develop processes specific to them. About Rob Sarkies Wellington-based, but a South Islander at heart, Rob works across feature films, series television and commercials. His work […]

The Show Me Shorts 2020 Best Editor and Best Director

Our congratulations goes out to Show Me Shorts winners Dylan Pharazyn, winner of the DEGNZ Best Editor award for the music video Career by Wax Chattels, and Isaac Knights-Washbourn, who was awarded the DEGNZ Best Director award for Money Honey. Stuck…
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Directing In the Intimate Zone - Wellington

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DEGNZ invites directors to join us for a one-day Wellington workshop, taught by Jennifer Te Atamira Ward-Lealand, on best practices for directing on-screen intimacy. In Directing In the Intimate Zone, we will discuss and work with actors on…
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What in the World is Happening with Film

The world of film continues to be shaken up both at home and abroad. The only thing that’s clear is that streaming is here to stay and picking up steam. Disney is just undertaking an entire reorganisation of its business to put streaming…
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Baby Done and Reunion October Film Talks

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We have two more great Film Talks happening in the month of October in association with Rialto Cinemas. Baby Done First up, Kiwi comedy Baby Done hits cinemas on 22 October. Director Curtis Vowell and writer Sophie Henderson will be in attendance…
Table Reads round 3 open: 5 October. Close: 23 October. Table Read Sat 31 October.DEGNZ

Table Read Round 3 Opens

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The 3rd round of the 2020 Table Reads opens today. Open to writer-director teams and solo writer/directors from around Aotearoa who are members of DEGNZ and the New Zealand Writers Guild. Enter the draw with your feature film script and you…

Film Talk: We Need to Talk About A.I.

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An exciting Q&A screening is coming up on the DEGNZ calendar this October in Auckland. On Thursday 15 October, Director Leanne Pooley's We Need to Talk About A.I. will screen at 6pm at Rialto Cinemas Newmarket. We Need to Talk About…
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Much to Celebrate

We are in the midst of election turmoil both here and in the United States. Pork barrel politics are in full swing here with promises from all sides intended to sway voters. We are fortunate, though, that the Arts has already received…

Show Me Shorts 2020: Best Director & Best Editor Nominees

DEGNZ is again a proud sponsor of the Best Director and Best Editor awards at Show Me Shorts Film Festival this year (October 2 - 28). Our warmest congratulations to the 2020 nominees! We look forward to celebrating the award winners at the…

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