Eriksson’s Acknowledgements set for World Premiere

DEGNZ member Arvid Eriksson’s Acknowledgements, a dreamy art film shot at Auckland's iconic Parnell Baths, will have its world premiere at Film Invasion Los Angeles this month, a festival which celebrates independent and art-house film. It…

Members Behind Contemporary Horror Series Teine Sā

Now available, the chilling series Teine Sā: The Ancient Ones tells stories of modern day issues impacting Pacific women, who will either be blessed or cursed when they look to ancient goddesses of the past for guidance. The Pasefika horror…

Young’s The Last Ocean Documentary One of the Best

DEGNZ member Peter Young’s film, The Last Ocean, has been named one of the top 10 best ocean documentaries by ScreenRant. Released in 2012 and directed by Peter, one of Aotearoa’s leading nature cameramen, The Last Ocean follows activists…

Waiata / Anthems Celebrates Māori Music

DEGNZ member Julia Parnell’s new short documentary series Waiata / Anthems is now streaming on TVNZ OnDemand. Directed and produced by Julia, the seven episode series follows iconic Kiwi musicians as they share untold stories of fear and discovery…

Ang Given the Greenlight

Congratulations are in order for member Michelle Ang, an alumni of DEGNZ’s Emerging Women Filmmakers Incubator, as NZ On Air has confirmed funding for Riddle Me This, an animated journey of eight four-minute episodes that chronicle tamariki…

Mystic Commissioned for Two More Series

Mystic, a family action adventure series, has been given the greenlight for two more seasons by CBBC (UK) and TVNZ. It will be produced by DEGNZ member David Stubbs in NZ and Jen Burnet in the UK. A joint production between Libertine Pictures…

Currie’s Queer Film Rūrangi Now on NEON & Sky Box Office

After debuting at the 2020 NZ International Film Festival Max Currie’s (DEGNZ) latest film, Rūrangi, is now available to rent on NEON and Sky Box Office. The movie follows Caz, an LGBT activist, as he returns home to the dairy community of…

Announcing the 2021 DEGNZ Incubator Directors

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DEGNZ is pleased to announce the participants for the 2021 Emerging Women Filmmakers Incubator. The Incubator is a year-long programme of five workshops intended to advance the projects and careers of female directors. Established screen industry…

One-Day Film Editing Workshop for Māori Rangatahi – May 29

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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…
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What is Success for Screen Content?

Go back fifteen years and it was pretty easy to figure out what success was for screen content. For the small screen it was the Nielsen ratings. For the big screen it was the box office. The show that knocked it out of the ratings park or the…

Winners Announced for Doc Edge 2021 Pitch Competition

Congratulations to our members who recently won awards at Doc Edge Pitch 2021. Member Paul Wolffram and ShuRun Yap won the award for Best Pitch - New Zealand with Sanguma. Dhaka DocLab Prizes went to both Rajneel Singh with Operation Rambu!…

Netflix’s Sweet Tooth Made with Kiwi Help

Sweet Tooth will premiere June 4 on Netflix. Based on the comic book of the same name by Jeff Lemire, the series follows a lovable half-human and half-deer boy as he embarks on a dangerous adventure across a post-apocalyptic world. Production…

Poppy in Cinemas May 27

Edited by DEGNZ member Jonno Woodford-Robinson, Poppy, inspired by real life hero Poppy Anderson, tells the story of a young woman with Down Syndrome who refuses to let that define her and decides to take control of her own life. Libby Hunsdale…

Lever’s Revolt, She Said Q&A on May 7

Where is the real progress in feminism? That's the main question being asked in Louise Lever’s (DEGNZ) latest film Revolt, She Said. Featuring candid interviews with Former Prime Minister of NZ Helen Clark and other inspiring Kiwi and Australian…

Tribeca to Screen Samoan Short Film Liliu

Liliu has officially been selected to screen at the Tribeca Film Festival this year. Edited by DEGNZ member Peter Roberts, Liliu follows a young court interpreter (Vito Vito) who risks everything to help Nua (Ana Tuisila), a wrongfully imprisoned…

Watch Davies’ Inspiring new docuseries The Collective

DEGNZ member Rachale Davies’ new eight-part docuseries, The Collective, is now available to watch online on RNZ. Created and produced by Rachale, the series follows six young musicians as they embark on a powerful journey of self-discovery. The…

Independent Short Film Peninsula Selected for Tribeca

DEGNZ members Fiona McKenzie and Scott Flyger’s short film Peninsula has been officially selected to have its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Directed and written by Fiona, the film follows a father trying to reconnect with his…
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The Justice of Bunny King Will Have World Premiere at Tribeca

Congratulations to DEGNZ member Cushla Dillon, editor on The Justice of Bunny King, after it was announced that the film will have its World Premiere at the esteemed Tribeca Film Festival that runs annually in New York City. The Justice of…