Rebecca Tansley’s Short Film Selected for DC Shorts

DEGNZ member Rebecca Tansley’s latest short film, The Finding, has been selected for the DC Shorts International Film Festival in Washington DC next month. Written and directed by Rebecca, the short film follows a teenager’s efforts to reconnect…

COVID-19: Financial Support Available

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Dear Members, This is a brief update to pass on financial support information from business.govt.nz, which is part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Click here to learn more about: types of financial support available…
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ScreenSafe COVID 19 Health and Safety – UPDATE

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18th August 2021 The Auckland and the Coromandel region has moved to Alert Level 4 for the next 7 days. This came into effect at 11.59pm on Tuesday 17th August. The rest of New Zealand has moved to Alert Level 4 for the next 3 days. This…
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Hard Work Brings Good Luck

I attended the DEGNZ Rialto Film Talk last night of James Ashcroft’s Coming Home In The Dark. Listening to James talk in the Q & A facilitated by DEGNZ member Hweiling Ow, it was clear to me that not only had James worked incredibly…

Draw Open: Table Reads Round 3

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Developing a feature film? Why not enter the draw for the next Virtual Table Read. Provided you're a member of DEGNZ and/or NZWG, submit your script by 3 September! The winner/winning team will receive a free script-in-development table read…

Christopher Walker’s Doco to Screen as Part of Exhibition

DEGNZ member Christopher Walker’s Spears From All Sides will be screening for three weeks (August 30 - September 19) at the City Gallery in Wellington, as part of the film programme accompanying Brett Graham’s exhibition, Tai Moana Tai Tangata—a…

Woodford-Robinson Lends a Helping Hand to Mr. Corman

Jonno Woodford-Robinson (DEGNZ) has edited three episodes on A24’s comedy-drama series, Mr. Corman, which debuted on Apple TV last week. Members Greg Jennings and Amanda Mulderry served as first assistant editors. The 10-part series follows…

Members Selected for NZFC’s Online Programme

The NZFC has announced the ten screen storytellers who will take part in their 2021 online mentorship programme. Congrats to board member Renae Maihi and members Pennie Hunt and Matasila Freshwater! Renae Maihi will be mentored by writer-director…

Members’ Short Films Feature in the Latest Season of Loading Docs

The latest Loading Docs season titled Tumanako/Hope is set to premiere online on August 26. Eight short documentaries make up the collection, including films made by our members director Mia Maramara and producer/editor Bianca Delalic. Mia…

Postponed: Directing In the Intimate Zone – Auckland

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Postponed until Alert Level 1 – Registrations and applications will reopen once we have a new date. We will hold onto all completed applications in the meantime. Thanks for your understanding. Learn best practices for directing on-screen…
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More on RoVE

One of the things we are doing at DEGNZ at the moment in response to the Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) that I wrote about two weeks ago, is to map the pathways for directors and editors into the industry. For editors, we have already…

Anton Steel Retires as Film Bay of Plenty CEO

After five years of building up the screen media industry in the Bay of Plenty, DEGNZ member Anton Steel is stepping back from an operation level and retiring as CEO of Film Bay of Plenty. In the past year alone, the regional film office…

First Episodes for Webby’s Ihumātao Docuseries Ready to Watch

The first two episodes in the three part documentary Ake, Ake, Ake are now available on Māori Television OnDemand and on the RNZ website. Co-directed by DEGNZ member Kim Webby and Whatanui Flavell, the series tells the story of the land occupation…

Editors’ Films Feature on MIFF’s Programme

Congratulations to editors Annie Collins and Cushla Dillon who will have their work screened as part of the 69th edition of the Melbourne International Film Festival (Aug 5-22). Annie edited feature film thriller Coming Home in the Dark,…

TVNZ Drama Series The Panthers Coming Soon

The trailer for the highly-anticipated TVNZ drama series, The Panthers, has been released. The six-part series, two episodes of which have been directed by DEGNZ member Vea Mafile’o, is based on the Polynesian Panthers. Guild members Peter…

Hochman’s Young and… Episode Debuts on TVNZ OnDemand

DEGNZ member Gal Hochman has directed, written and produced the third episode of Re: and TVNZ’s documentary series, Young and… Titled Young and Can’t Cum, Gal talks to a group of women to uncover what is really happening under the sheets,…
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We’re Hiring an Events & Membership Coordinator

We are looking for a short-term contractor to join our small, dedicated team in Grey Lynn to assist us with events programmes, workshops, social media marketing, email campaigns, membership administration and office management support. As…

Film Talk: Coming Home in the Dark

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We’re thrilled to be hosting a screening of Coming Home in the Dark, in association with Rialto Cinemas, on August 12. Premiering at Sundance Film Festival earlier in the year, the film follows Alan ‘Hoaggie’ Hoaganraad (Erik Thompson),…