Congratulations to our member Armağan Ballantyne for taking home the DEGNZ Best Director award for her short film Hush, presented at the Show Me Shorts 2019 Auckland Opening & Awards Night on October 5th. Hush tells the story of Ava, a young woman who surprises her brother and friends when she suddenly turns up in her small home town with a secret.
Congratulations to Annie Collins for winning DEGNZ Best Editor for 16-minute thriller Rū. In the film, a pregnant woman finds herself alone and in a dangerous situation with a violent gang member.
Annie told the audience that she will be giving her space on stage to emerging editors from now on – short films should be cut by emerging editors. Annie continues to be a mentor to many and lead DEGNZ’s efforts for editors and assistant editors.
The Directors & Editors Guild of NZ has proudly supported excellence in directing and editing at Show Me Shorts since 2009.
|2018||DEGNZ Best Director||Summer Agnew – The Brother|
|DEGNZ Best Editor||Betsy Bauer – Cleaver|
|2017||DEGNZ Best Director||Zoe McIntosh – The World in Your Window|
|DEGNZ Best Editor||Tom Eagles – Do No Harm|
|2016||DEGNZ Best Director||Ned Wenlock – Spring Jam|
|DEGNZ Best Editor||Bryan Shaw – Shout at the Ground|
|2015||DEGNZ Best Director||Alyx Duncan – The Tide Keeper|
|DEGNZ Best Editor||James Cunningham – Accidents, Blunders and Calamities|
|2014||DEGNZ Best Director||Hamish Bennett – Ross & Beth|
|2013||SDGNZ Best Director||Joe Lonie – Honk If You’re Horny|
|SDGNZ Best Editor||Thomas Gleeson – Home|
|2012||SDGNZ Best Director||Sam Kelly – Lambs|
|SDGNZ Best Editor||Jeff Hurrell – Lambs|
|2011||SDGNZ Best Director||Jack Woon – The Great Barrier|
|SDGNZ Best Editor||Lewis Albrow – 3 Hours|
|2010||SDGNZ Best Director||Mark Albiston & Louis Sutherland – The Six Dollar Fifty Man|
|SDGNZ Best Editor||Hayley Lake – Make Me|
|2009||SDGNZ Best Director||James Cunningham – Poppy|
|SDGNZ Best Editor||Paul Swadel and James Cunningham – Poppy|
Photos courtesy of Show Me Shorts.