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You Can Help ‘The Climate Canary’ Sing

Vanessa Wells (DEGANZ) and The Climate Canary team are in the final stretch of post-production and are crowdfunding to help cross the finish line. The 90-minute documentary highlights three remarkable women from multiple generations and their scientific work in Antarctica. Oceanographer Dr Natalie Robinson leads a team of ten scientists on an epic world-first research […]

Murdie’s Out of This World Boosted Campaign

DEGANZ member Joe Murdie is seeking support on Boosted for his short film, Planet 13. Set in 2093, the film takes place on a rabidly dying planet, ravaged by human activity, and devoid of natural fuel resources. With the planet on the brink of collapse, a young couple set out on a dangerous journey to secure […]

DEGANZ Members Sweep Up 2023 NZTVAs

The New Zealand TV Awards (NZTVA) took place on 5 December, celebrating the industry’s achievements from the past year. DEGANZ was thrilled to see so many members’ mahi on productions being recognised in the finalist list, many of which went on to receive awards: NZ On Air Best Drama The Gone Director: Peter Burger (Ep […]

Wynn-ing the SPADA New Filmmaker of the Year Award

Congratulations, Harry Wynn (DEGANZ), for winning the Screen Production and Development Association’s (SPADA) 2023 New Filmmaker of the Year Award! SPADA grants this award to honour excellence, talent, and creativity in filmmaking. Along with the accolade, Harry received $2,500 of development funding and a complimentary registration to next year’s SPADA Conference. Harry has made a […]


2024 Call for Applications: DEGANZ Emerging Women Filmmakers Incubator

The Directors and Editors Guild of Aotearoa New Zealand is now accepting applications for the eighth Emerging Women Filmmakers Incubator. In 2024, the talent-focused development programme will mentor a selection of women directors from Aotearoa New Zealand. Background The vision of the Incubator is to empower participating directors with confidence, knowledge and connections. The Incubator […]