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Subsidised Counselling Offer to Close July 30

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The Vista Foundation's subsidised counselling offer provided for the screen industry in partnership with Home and Family Counselling will be closed effective on Friday 30 July 2021. Vista Foundation has subsidised 206 hours of professional…

Cousins Heads to the US

The Aotearoa box-office hit Cousins will release in select theatres in the US on July 2, after being picked up by Array Releasing, the distribution arm of Ava DuVernay’s Array collective. Edited by DEGNZ member Alex Boyd, the film debuted…
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Parental Leave Membership

Members stopping work to take parental leave can contact the National Office to receive six months of free Parental Leave Membership. Members on parental leave shall continue to receive Guild communications but their access to other membership…

Portraying Real Life Tragedy on Screen

Member Rob Sarkies, director of the 2006 film Out of the Blue, which told the story of the 1990 Aramoana massacre, sat down with RNZ’s The Detail to discuss the delicate nature of filming a real-life tragedy. The important discussion surrounding…
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Film Talk: The Justice of Bunny King

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On July 29, following its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival, DEGNZ is excited to be hosting a screening of The Justice of Bunny King, in association with Rialto Cinemas. The film follows Bunny King (Essie Davis), a mother of two who's…

Tone with Leanne Pooley – Auckland

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Making the Intangible Tangible On July 24, esteemed documentary director Leanne Pooley will explore how a director crafts and communicates the tone of a film, a fine finish to our workshop series on tone for 2021, which seeks to pin down this…
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New Beginnings

Mark Jennings, co-editor of online news platform Newsroom, and former head of News at TV3, has penned an article on Discovery’s plans for TV3. As Jennings writes, after Discovery’s merger with WarnerMedia., TV3 is now part of the second…

Wairoa: Editor Tia Taurere-Clearsky on Living in Coast Salish Territory

As part of the Wairoa Māori Film Festival, DEGNZ Incubator alumna Hiona Henare spoke with Tia Taurere-Clearsky (DEGNZ) about her work as a prized Māori film editor, camera operator and international field journalist. Now living in the Coast…

Wairoa Māori Film Festival Showcases Members’ Films

This past Queen’s Birthday weekend saw the annual Wairoa Māori Film Festival take place, a festival that celebrates Māori cinema, with multiple films by DEGNZ members showcased. Chantelle Burgoyne with Ocean and Jaimee Poipoi with Guess…

New Christchurch Studio Receives the Go Ahead

A new multi-million dollar film studio has been given resource consent to begin building in Christchurch. Once fully developed, it would be a $100 million facility that could eventually be responsible for 2000 jobs. DEGNZ member Jordon Mauger…

Enjoy Parnell’s SIX60 Documentary on TVNZ OnDemand

DEGNZ member Julia Parnell’s documentary film SIX60: Till the Lights Go Out is now available to watch free on TVNZ OnDemand. The film follows the incredible rise of SIX60, a student band turned national phenomenon, giving audiences unprecedented…

Know Your Rights Workshops – Additional Dates

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Know Your Rights nationwide tour of workshops have added two new dates to the tour! HAMILTON – Saturday 3 July 2021 Book here AUCKLAND in conjunction with Ngā Aho Whakaari – Saturday 7 August 2021 Book here The Know Your Rights…

The Director-Editor Relationship – Wellington

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We invite members to join WIFT and DEGNZ on the evening of July 29 for the Director-Editor Relationship in Wellington, back by popular demand. We thoroughly enjoyed hearing from the Auckland panellists - directors Pietra Brettkelly and Roseanne…
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Documenting the Woes

Thanks to the Doc Edge Festival, I was able to attend their opening night film The 7 Years of Lukas Graham, a story about Danish pop sensation Lukas Graham’s lead singer Lukas Forchhammer’s wrestle with fame. It got me thinking about the…

High Tide Don’t Hide World Premiere at Doc Edge

Directed by members of the Rebel Film Collective: Niva Kay (DEGNZ), Emily McDowell, Nia Phipps and Phil Stebbing, High Tide Don’t Hide follows Kiwi teens as they join the global School Strike for Climate and soon discover that activism, authority…

Coming Home in the Dark Arrives Home

A teacher is forced to confront a secret from his past when a pair of ruthless drifters take his family on a nightmare road-trip in Coming Home in the Dark. Directed by James Ashcroft and edited by DEGNZ board member Annie Collins, the film…

Kiwi Drama Juniper Gets NZ Release Date

DEGNZ alumni Matthew Saville’s debut feature film Juniper, edited by Peter Roberts (DEGNZ), will be released in NZ cinemas on August 26. Starring Oscar-nominated actress Charlotte Rampling, the movie follows a self-destructive teenager who…

Direct South: Christchurch Short Film Workshop with Zia Mandviwalla

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DEGNZ presents director Zia Mandviwalla in Christchurch on June 26 as part of Direct South, a series of short film workshops for South Island directors. Short films can showcase your creative voice and align with your long-term career goals. Join…