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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 in many other places around the world the statistics of COVID sickness […]

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Have Your Say: Premium Productions for International Audiences Fund

Tēnā koe, The New Zealand Film Commission has issued a document for consultation on the Premium Productions for International Audiences fund ($50 million premium drama fund) across FY21-FY22, which is designed to support the production…
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Directors Toolkit with Rob Sarkies – South Island

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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,…

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…

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