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NZIFF 2019: DEGNZ Member Round Up

NZIFF 2019

Tonight, the New Zealand International Film Festival opens and with that, we congratulate members of the Directors & Editors Guild of NZ who have films in this year’s programme.

For My Father’s Kingdom

For My Father’s Kingdom premieres at home at the Civic Theatre after its Berlinale world premiere earlier this year. This debut feature documentary is co-directed by Vea Mafile’o (DEGNZ) and Jeremiah Tauamiti, and follows the story of Vea’s father Saia Mafile’o. The film is edited by Guild board member Margot Francis.

Vea and Jeremiah were part of our Documentary Editing Masterclass with their film in 2017 with US editor Doug Blush.

Join them for a Q+A after at screenings in Auckland and Wellington (August 10). Flicks also asked the directors eight questions about their film.

 

For My Father's Kingdom

New Zealand’s Best 2019

Congratulations to our members whose short films have been selected by Jane Campion for the only competitive programme at NZIFF, New Zealand’s Best 2019. Egg Cup Requiem is co-directed by DEGNZ’s Prisca Bouchet with Nick Mayow. Krystal is edited by Cushla Dillon and Hinekura is the new film from director Becs Arahanga about a young woman’s rite of passage upon her first menstruation in 1600s Aotearoa.

Tickets are officially selling fast for the Auckland screening on Saturday 27 July.

 

Egg Cup Requiem, Krystal, Hinekura

Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2019

Ngā Whanaunga features Liliu, edited by former DEGNZ president Peter Roberts and Rū, cut by longtime board member Annie Collins.

Ways to See is written and directed by Jessica Sanderson, edited by Anastasia Doniants and made under Fresh 30. We do love a DEGNZ director-editor team up. Ways to See follows the attempts of a young Māori girl to reconnect with her absent father. Anastasia Doniants is also the editor on a second film here, Ani.

 

Liliu, Ways to See, Ru, Ani

Short Connections

Already sold out in Auckland and Wellington, Short Connections includes director Armagan Ballantyne’s collaboration with Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, Hush. Walk a Mile is edited by Janine Frei, and Memory Foam by editor Chia Hsu.

Across all the shorts programmes, it’s exciting to see so many Guild editors with work playing at this year’s festival.

 

Hush, Walk a Mile, Memory Foam

Herbs: Songs of Freedom

The curtains will close on the Auckland NZIFF programme with the World Premiere of Herbs: Songs of Freedom, an affectionate tribute to the iconic Kiwi band Herbs. The documentary is the latest editing collaboration between DEGNZ board member Francis Glenday and director/editor Tearepa Kahi, following POI E: The Story of our Song. POI E opened NZIFF 2016 and was nominated for Best Documentary Editor at the Rialto Channel NZ Film Awards.

Herbs: Songs of Freedom is bound to be another uplifting (and super catchy) local cinematic pleasure.

 

Herbs: Songs of Freedom

 

As a film community, support your fellow filmmakers and enjoy your time at NZIFF!

Members, don’t forget you can receive discounts on select screenings and the Masterclass with Thom Zimny. Check your inbox for the DEGNZ discount code in current newsletters.

Tema Pua
Events & Marketing Manager

Film Talk: Daffodils (March 20)

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Daffodils is a bittersweet love story told with beautiful re-imaginings of iconic New Zealand songs. Directed by DEGNZ member David Stubbs, the musical stars Rose McIver, George Mason and Kimbra.

Catch the film at this Rialto Film Talk screening as it first arrives in cinemas! We’ll be joined by writer Rochelle Bright for a half-hour Q&A after. She has had major success with this screenplay as a stage show that’s been performed all over the country and now it’s hitting the big screen.

Screenlink: The Making of Daffodils – Wellington

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Screenlink: The Making of Daffodils

Join DEGNZ and SPADA on March 13 for a relaxed evening with guests director David Stubbs and producer Richard Fletcher.

David and Richard will share on the trials and tribulations, plusses and pleasures of making Kiwi musical Daffodils. The film had its world premiere on Valentine’s Day at the Embassy Theatre in Wellington, and opens in NZ cinemas on March 21.

WHEN:  Wed 13 March, 6PM
WHERE:  Random Group – The Hub, 43 Hanson Street, Mt Cook, Wellington

Drinks BYO

DEGNZ / SPADA members – Free
Non-members – $5 koha appreciated

A joint event between the Directors and Editors Guild of NZ and the Screen Production and Development Association of NZ. 

Event Registration

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Watch: In The Zone Q&A with Robyn Paterson & Terrance Wallace

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In The Zone film

Director Robyn Paterson and Terrance Wallace, founder of the InZone Project, share on the process of making their 2018 feature documentary In The Zone. The film follows Terrance’s journey to establish first a home for minority teens in New Zealand’s most sought after school zone, and then in his own community back in Chicago with political and racial tensions rising in the USA.

Throughout its powerful narrative, In The Zone raises poignant questions about education, privilege, diversity, and cycles of inequality across the Western world.

 

“You are pulling people together and having to get the trust and build the trust with people from really different walks of life, really different ends of the political spectrum, different ends of the socio-economic spectrum. For me, as a filmmaker, I think my biggest job was building those relationships.” – Robyn Paterson

 

This event was part of the Film Talk Series, presented by DEGNZ and Rialto Cinemas in Auckland.

 

Summer Giveaway: Whatever It Takes by John Reid

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This summer, we’re celebrating the release of the much-anticipated new book by filmmaker, writer and DEGNZ Lifetime member John ReidWhatever It Takes: Pacific Films and John O’Shea 1948-2000.

In Whatever It Takes, Reid tells the true story of a man and his vision, and of the entrepreneurs and dreamers who gathered around him in pursuit of films that would define New Zealand cinema. In a career spanning fifty years, John O’Shea nurtured a generation of filmmakers.

Pacific Films was founded on the belief that without locally made feature films, a country imperils its very identity. Led by its idiosyncratic producer John O’Shea, the story of Pacific Films begins at the emergence of a New Zealand national cinema in the second half of the twentieth century, when Pacific was virtually the only independent voice, beholden neither to the government nor the establishment, but determined to establish the value of its production with both.

Win Yourself a Copy of Whatever It Takes

DEGNZ has one copy of this fantastic book to give away to a lucky member, thanks to Victoria University Press ($60).

Every DEGNZ member with a current membership on 28 February 2019 will be entered into the draw with a chance to win. Members who join or renew their membership by 28 February 2019 will also be in the draw.*

One winner will be drawn on 1 March 2019.

 

*Terms and Conditions of entry:

  • To qualify for this competition, your DEGNZ membership must be current on 28 February 2019. New or returning members must join DEGNZ by 28 February 2019.
  • Full, Associate and Student members are eligible.
  • Your membership gives you one entry into the draw.
  • DEGNZ will use reasonable efforts to contact the winner within 7 days of the Prize Draw date.
  • The Winner must respond and accept the Prize within 14 calendar days from the date of such contact or the prize will be forfeited and another draw undertaken.
  • DEGNZ’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered in to.