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Jessica Hobbs on Zoom with Rob Sarkies

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, to her experiences directing the award-winning series, The Crown.

Tune in to hear what it’s like working on a series drama in the UK right now, Jessica’s approach to directing, and her ambitions for the future.

Film Otago Southland (FOS) is thrilled to support the DEGNZ Direct South: Short Film Workshop, to take place in Dunedin Sunday 30 May. FOS is offering up to five travel grants for participants within the Otago and Southland region.

Michelle Savill will lead the Dunedin workshop as a part of the South Island series. Participants might be a first-time director or have several under your belt.

More information and registration link available here.

Travel Grants

The workshop will be interactively livestreamed through Zoom for those who can’t attend in person. However, Film Otago Southland are also happy to provide travel support for people outside the Dunedin area to attend.

We can offer a maximum of 5 x $100 travel grants to enable participants from outside Dunedin, but who reside within the Otago and Southland region, to attend.

Please email Kahli Scott (kahli@filmotagosouthland.com) to request this support. Confirmation of your workshop registration will be required before the grant will be offered. The first five confirmed applicants will be supported. Any person accepting the grant and failing to attend the workshop in person will be liable to return the grant.

Direct South_ Short Film Workshops

DEGNZ presents three award-winning filmmakers in a workshop series for short film directors in Te Waipounamu South Island.

Thousands of short films get made every year by filmmakers around the world. One challenge for directors is how do you direct a short film that gets noticed by audiences and the industry, especially when you invest so much of yourself in your film?

Hear how three filmmakers made their acclaimed shorts and what they learnt doing them. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and discover ways to improve your craft and your projects. Direct South brings you three perspectives as each director shares practical insights into their personal directing process for short film.

Tutor Lineup

Jackie van Beek  //  Sat 27 February
Christchurch & Online

Zia Mandviwalla  //  Sat 10 April
Blenheim & Online

Michelle Savill  //  Sun 30 May
Dunedin & Online

A hybrid series, workshops will be in Christchurch, Blenheim and Dunedin, while participants can also join and interact with us on Zoom.

Get the full details > 

We have had the great pleasure of running our Emerging Women Filmmakers Incubator programme over this past year in spite of a few COVID challenges along the way. Congratulations to our 2020 Incubator alumni Michelle Ang, Charlotte Evans, Pennie Hunt, Stella Reid, Rachel Ross, Jessica Grace Smith and Kathleen Winter!

Many thanks goes to our facilitator Philippa Campbell, all our special guests and speakers and our funder, the New Zealand Film Commission.



Speed dating with producers at the Incubator

Flamingo and The Old Man On the Island

Flamingo

The first film for the month, Flamingo, a New Zealand comedy-drama, that asks the question… what would you do if you were stuck on a rooftop with a stranger for a weekend?

We’re excited to be joined by director Richard Riddiford following the screening for a 30min Q&A session!

When: Thursday 12 November at 6pm
Where: Rialto Cinemas Newmarket, 167-169 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland.

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The Man On The Island

The following fortnight, join us for a screening of The Man On the Island, with director Simon Mark Brown, for an off the grid story that follows the 77 year old, artistic and philosophical Colin McLaren as he reflects on his decision to isolate for 40 years within a small community on Rakino Island.

When: Thursday 26 November at 6:10pm
Where: Rialto Cinemas Newmarket, 167-169 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland

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