DEGANZ presents an LGBTQ+ Film Festival Directors Q&A

On June 7, join us for a panel livestream with film festival directors James Wooley (Frameline San Francisco), Andrea Coloma (MIX COPENHAGEN) and Spiro Economopoulos (Melbourne Queer Film Festival).

Being some of the oldest Queer film festivals in the world, each have their own rich histories and stories of how they came to be. In this panel, moderated by filmmaker Kayne Ngātokowha Peters (John the Baptist), our international guests will discuss how their festivals began; the social, political and creative landscape of gay cinema; and how New Zealand filmmakers can submit their films and join their global communities.

Towards the end, we will welcome questions from our online audience.

WHEN: Tue 7 June 2022, 7pm – 8:30pm NZST
WHERE: DEGANZ YouTube Channel

Free live streamed event

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Panellists:

James Wooley (he/him/his) is the Executive Director of Frameline San Francisco, which was founded in 1977 and is the longest-running, largest and most widely recognised LGBTQ+ film exhibition event in the world. Originally from Australia, James has over 10 years’ experience working on over 20 large-scale film festivals, including Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane International Film Festivals.

Andrea Coloma (she/her) is the festival director and programmer for MIX COPENHAGEN, one of the oldest LGBTQ+ film festivals in the world, founded in 1986, as well as the leading LGBTQ+ film festival in the Nordics. Alongside MIX COPENHAGEN, Andrea has been involved in different projects from the development of Norrebro Pride in Copenhagen, which centres QTBIPOCs, to starring on the Danish TV web series, Pain in the Ass (Ondt i Roven) by Rikke Kolding which has been referred to as a “queer game change in Danish TV”.

Spiro Economopoulos (he/him) is the Program Director for the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, one of the largest and oldest LGBTI+ film festivals in the southern hemisphere, beginning in 1991. During his seven years in the role, Spiro has lead the curatorial vision of the festival to enlighten, entertain and celebrate, while delivering a world-class queer film festival.

On June 13, before its release in NZ cinemas, DEGANZ is thrilled to be hosting a Film Talk of Nude Tuesday in association with Rialto Cinemas.

Join us for what is sure to be an hilarious night with a screening of Nude Tuesday, followed by a Q&A with director Armagan Ballantyne (DEGANZ) and writer/lead actress Jackie van Beek (DEGANZ), moderated by comedian/actor Chris Parker.

The unique comedy, filled with eccentric characters and a made up language, follows a conservative middle-aged couple who are on a mission to save a failing marriage. The couple end up at a new-age relationship retreat rich in sexual liberation and extreme nudity.

When: Monday 13 June, 7pm
Where: Rialto Cinemas Newmarket, 167-169 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland

$14.50 concession for Film Industry members!
Standard Adult $20.50

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Ready, set, go… Now what? Navigating the TV and film industry can be a confusing and challenging process; who can you trust? What are your options? But you’re not alone.

Join us for a Q&A panel with established filmmakers as they share their career experiences and how they navigated their entry into the screen industry. Director/editor Charlotte Evans (OK Chlöe, Give Kate A Voice), director Jeremiah Tauamiti (For My Father’s Kingdom, Liliu) and editor Jack Woon (Three Wise Cousins, Hibiscus & Ruthless) will join DEGANZ to discuss the ups and downs of trying to get a foot in the door.

If you’re at the start of your filmmaking journey, or looking to embark on one, you don’t want to miss this honest Young Creators session.

WHEN: Wed 4 May, 7pm – 8:30pm. Talk starts at 7:15pm.
WHERE: Horse & Trap – Loft, 3 Enfield St, Mount Eden, Auckland

Cash bar

Because of liquor license conditions, under 18s must be accompanied by their parent/legal guardian.

Face masks are required to be worn indoors by all attendees. We may shift the event to Zoom at the same date and time if COVID-19 cases are a concern and will notify all registrants.

Parking: Horse & Trap customer carpark and free on-street parking nearby.

DEGANZ members – Free
Non-members – $5
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Panellists:

Charlotte Evans is a film director based in Auckland, New Zealand. She started her film career in London in 2008, where she trained as an editor under Rick Waller. Since returning to NZ, Charlotte has worked as a freelance director and editor on various projects ranging from TVCs, music videos, TV series, documentaries and short films. She is currently in the final stages of post-production for her soon to be released documentary Nowhere To Be.

Jack Woon is a Kiwi-Malaysian multi-hyphenate filmmaker with over a decade of cross-cultural experience in New Zealand, China, Samoa, India, Czechia and Canada. He has edited three commercially successful micro-budget Pacific Island comedy features, including Three Wise Cousins and Hibiscus & Ruthless.

Jeremiah Tauamiti is a Kiwi Samoan who started his career as a camera operator on television show Fresh. He then went on to direct films of his own, including shorts Maria and Liliu. In 2019 he co-directed his first feature, For My Father’s Kingdom, with partner Vea Mafile’o. The documentary, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, is about Mafile’o’s Tongan father, Saia.

 

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DEGANZ Young Creators is a programme of events with a mission to inform and inspire younger or emerging directors and editors to build successful, sustainable careers in the screen industry.

Factual content makes up a great deal of Aotearoa New Zealand’s Screen Industry — stories framed by real people, places, and events. What does it take for an editor to work on anything from a large scale factual series to a one off documentary?

Join us to hear from an experienced panel of factual editors. In this session, moderated by editor and composer Chris Anderton (NZ Wars, Georgie Girl, Salam Rugby), editors Huhana Ruri-Panapa, Phil Holt and Anthea Ede Smith will discuss their careers and the many aspects of their work.

It will be packed full of nuggets of wisdom,  sure to be useful for you, whether you’re an established editor or embarking on your own journey and looking to get a foot in the door.

WHEN: Wed 20 April, 7pm – 8:30pm. The panel will kick-off at 7:15pm
WHERE: Horse & Trap – Loft, 3 Enfield St, Mount Eden, Auckland

Cash bar

Face masks are required to be worn indoors by all attendees. We may shift the event to Zoom at the same date and time if COVID-19 cases are a concern and will notify all registrants.

Parking: Horse & Trap customer carpark and free on-street parking nearby.

DEGANZ members – Free
Non-members – $10
Please register below

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Panellists:

Huhana Ruri-Panapa has a long list of credits from feature documentary, television and short films, with short film Waiting screening at TIFF in 2017. Recently she has edited Waiata Anthems, The Walkers and Toa Hunter Gatherer.

Phil Holt has been editing for 20+ years and has edited a diverse range of shows from Motorway Patrol to MasterChef. Most recently, he has edited Moving Houses, hosted by Clarke Gayford, and the relaunch of Grand Designs with new host Tom Webster for TV1.

Anthea Ede Smith has worked in Television in various roles for over 20 years, primarily in post-production. She had the honour of working at Maori Television on staff for its first 6 years, before leaving to freelance as an editor. Recently she has edited First Responders and Lap of Luxury, which she worked on, in part or entirely, from home.

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SMSG and DEGANZ present “Sound Design – The Unsung Author”

Sound is a powerful storytelling tool that shortcuts the pathways and goes straight to the emotions of the viewer. It is a critically essential part of filmmaking, not just the “decoration on the tree”. Yet, it is often overlooked or left to the last minute in post-production; and often when there is just a fraction of the budget left.

Hear from acclaimed sound designers Dave Whitehead (The Power of the Dog, Dune, Blade Runner 2049, Arrival) and Michelle Child (Night Raiders, Cousins, Arrival, Elysium) in a session moderated by director James Ashcroft (Coming Home in the Dark, Talkback, Calliope Bay) on the impact of the creative art of sound design. As an experienced filmmaker James has come to describe sound as the ‘5th author’ in a film, joining script writers, directors, editors and cinematographers as the creative hub in filmmaking.

With over 30 years of experience between Dave and Michelle, from big budget to no budget films, they fully appreciate how early collaboration pays enormous financial and creative dividends to producers and directors, as well as the emotions of the audience.

There will be time for questions from the audience as well.

WHEN: Tue 22 March, 7:30pm-9pm
WHERE: Zoom Meetings

This event is presented by the Directors & Editors Guild of Aotearoa New Zealand and the Screen Music & Sound Guild of New Zealand as part of the Screenlink series

Members/Non-member – Free
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