Ko te manu e kai ana i te miro nōnā te ngahere,  ko te manu e kai ana i te mātauranga nōnā te ao. ‘The forest belongs to the bird who feasts on the miro berry,  the world belongs to the bird who feasts on education’.   Our kaupapa is to inspire rangatahi to look […]

The Last Man on Earth Wins Festival Humanitarian Award

Following her last award-winning sci-fi/fantasy film R.E.M, DEGNZ member April Phillips’ compelling short film The Last Man on Earth, recently won the Outstanding Achievement Humanitarian Award, from The Best Shorts Competition, California.…

Film Talk: James & Isey

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We're excited to be hosting a screening of James and Isey, in association with Rialto Cinemas, before its nation wide release on May 6. The documentary is a Northland celebration of life & aroha like no other, inviting audiences into the…
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Movement on Merged Public Media Entity… Finally

Last week Broadcasting Minister Kris Faafoi announced the names of a panel to finalise the business case for the merger of TVNZ and Radio NZ. It’s members are: Chair—former NZ First party deputy leader Tracey Martin. Broadcasting…

DEGNZ Board News

We are sad to farewell Roseanne Liang who has stepped down from the DEGNZ board in March. Roseanne has served as a board member for nine years, beginning in 2012, and we would like to say a big thank you to her for her contributions during this…
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Members Receive Conditional Production Financing

Congratulations to our members who have received conditional production financing offers in NZFC’s latest funding round. The NZFC Board approved a record $9.6 million across eight applications, including Stylebender and The Final Throw –…

Frankie Jean Tours Australia

DEGNZ member Hannah Marshall’s Frankie Jean & The Morning Star screened at Flickerfest International Short Film Festival in Sydney, Australia's largest local and international short film competition. The film is currently screening to…

Snakeskin Newly Digitised

Member Gillian Ashurst’s Snakeskin, originally released in 2001, opened the Made in Canterbury Festival at Isaac Theatre Royal (March 19-21). Shot on 35mm and edited by DEGNZ member Cushla Dillon, it was the first public screening of the…
Jessica Hobbs on Zoom with Rob Sarkies

Jessica Hobbs on Her Directing Career

In a recent interview delivered by Script to Screen, Kiwi director Jessica Hobbs (The Crown, Apple Tree Yard, Broadchurch) spoke to DEGNZ member Rob Sarkies. Hobbs touches on a variety of topics, from early days stepping out into the industry,…