International Director’s Mentorship- Call for Applications!

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Directors & Editors Guild of NZ (DEGNZ) invites applications from experienced film directors with a feature film project in advanced development to apply for an International Director’s Mentorship with a successful, seasoned director from…

The Dead Lands Film Talk

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We’re excited to be hosting a special Q&A screening of The Dead Lands at Rialto Cinemas!Synopsis: The Dead Lands joins the short list of screen tales set in Aotearoa, before the pākehā. James Rolleston (star of Boy) plays Hongi, the…

Broken Hallelujah Film Talk

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We’re excited to be hosting a special Q&A screening of Broken Hallelujah at Rialto Cinemas! Synopsis: This is not a love story; it is a story about love. Three lives, three lies, one more chance.Kirsty Preston leads a comfortable…

Hip Hop-eration Film Talk

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We’re excited to be hosting a special Q&A screening of Hip-Hoperation at Rialto Cinemas! Synopsis: Who said your grandmother couldn't be a hip hop star? These senior citizens may each be almost a century young, but for Kara, (94) Maynie,…

The Rehearsal Room Feedback and Photos

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We've had an awesome time at our last two Rehearsal Room sessions in Auckland and Wellington. Joined by screen legend Ian Mune in Auckland and accomplished actor Peter Feeney in Wellington, actors and directors came together to workshop a number…

Where are the Women Directors and Editors?

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Responding to the release of appalling international statistics, members of DEGNZ and WIFT gathered in Auckland on Monday night last week to talk about gender imbalance in the NZ screen industry.  Broadcaster Kim Hill moderated a lively discussion…

Editing Workshop with Justine Wright. Apply Now!

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DEGNZ is pleased to call for applications from members for a one day editing workshop with acclaimed UK editor, Justine Wright (Locke, Touching The Void, The Last King of Scotland, The Iron Lady). The eight selected editor participants will…

Remembering Caterina

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Caterina de Nave will be held on: Saturday Saturday 30 August at 2.00pm Christ the King Parish Church 260 Richardson Road Mt Roskill Auckland Dear friends, colleagues and whanau, The screen industry…

DGA and DEGNZ offer a Director’s Finder Screening in Los Angeles. APPLY NOW!

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DEGNZ, with support from The New Zealand Film Commission, is pleased to offer the opportunity for a New Zealand director to screen their film to an invited audience at the prestigious DGA Theatre in Los Angeles. The successful applicant will…

The Last Saint Q&A Screening

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We’re excited to be hosting a special Q&A screening of The Last Saint, a powerful NZ film about a teenage Polynesian boy living in the heart of Auckland city. With his P-addicted mother well on the way to going completely off the rails,…

Power Rangers directing internships: APPLY NOW!

DEGNZ is pleased to call for applications for two paid director internships on Power Rangers, from October. POWER RANGERS DIRECTORIAL INTERNSHIPS: Power Rangers is offering two Directorial Internships on Power Rangers-DINO CHARGE. This is…

Editing Mentorship with Justine Wright – Apply Now!

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DEGNZ is pleased to call for applications for an editing mentorship with acclaimed editor, Justine Wright (Touching The Void, The Last King of Scotland, The Iron Lady). This is an opportunity for a New Zealand editor, with proven talent, to…

Where are the women film makers?

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Why are there so few women directors and editors? We've long recognised a gender imbalance in key creative roles in the film industry but the release of recent research has highlighted our concern. Last year fewer than 2% of the top 100 box…

WIFT, DEGNZ and NZIFF invite members to…

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This is a fantastic opportunity to hear direct from international filmmakers about how they bought their film to the screen. For more information about the films they will be discussing, and their screening times as part of the festival, see…

EVENT TONIGHT 10 JULY: Introducing our panelists…

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Find an Audience: Monetise Your Work Come and hear these industry heavyweights demystify distribution and discuss new ways of working together to reach new audiences. MICHAEL ELDRED is currently a distributor with Madman NZ, having worked also…