Membership Benefits

Our Core Services

We provide professional development opportunities, while your support of our work enables us to continue to advocate on behalf of you and other directors and editors in our industry.


Hone your craft and be inspired through our range of workshops, talks and training opportunities, led by experienced and award-winning local and international filmmakers. We have something for all experience levels with most opportunities free to members. Learn more


DEGANZ is the representative body of directors and editors in NZ. Behind the scenes, we advocate and lobby to improve industry opportunities and conditions, and raise awareness of the work of screen directors and editors. Learn more

Other Membership Benefits


Connect with other directors, editors and filmmakers at events, like Screenlink, which brings together DEGANZ members with other NZ screen guilds and associations for drinks and discussion.


We can help with career, contract and legal advice, as well as dispute resolution. Learn more or get in touch.


Get the latest industry news, campaign updates, events and deadlines direct to your inbox. We welcome your news too, helping you publicise your successes, screenings and crowdfunding campaigns.


Access a range of resources, including standard agreements, to assist you with applications, negotiation or as sources of information for your reference. Learn more


Receive royalties that may arise from your work here and overseas through the Australian Screen Directors Authorship Collecting Society. Joining ASDACS is free for DEGANZ Full members at


We feature your profile in our online members directory and subdirectories to help you get seen.


We promote NZ directors, editors and assistant editors to incoming international productions.


We can provide Full members with travel grants to attend DEGANZ workshops taking place outside your region.

Types of Membership

Membership of the Directors and Editors Guild of Aotearoa New Zealand is open to all who identify themselves as directors, editors and/or assistant editors working within New Zealand or holding New Zealand residency and/or citizenship, who aspire to work or continue working as such in film, television and screen content creation.

Full Member

All individuals who identify themselves as directors, editors and/or assistant editors.

Associate Member

All individuals that support the Guild’s aims and objectives and are FULL members of other screen industry guilds and/or associations.

Student Member

Open to FULL time students of NZ tertiary institutions.

Life Member

Life Membership is bestowed upon individuals who have shown a special commitment to the Guild. It is determined by a simple majority vote of the board following the process outlined in the Guild’s Constitution.

Benefits by Membership Type

Voting and speaking rights at all general meetings
Profile featured in Members Directory and subdirectories (e.g. Editors who can work from home)
Member discounts and giveaways
Access to our standard agreements
Career and professional advice
Contract or legal advice from DEGANZ and its partners
Free DEGANZ workshops and events*
Eligibility for attachments and talent programmes**
Eligibility for professional development travel allowances
10% ASDACS membership fee waiver

* Sometimes a discounted workshop/event fee for members may apply.

** Includes, but is not limited to, our Editor Attachment Scheme, Director Attachment Scheme and Emerging Women Filmmakers Incubator — check the specific eligibility criteria in the call for application.

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All members (except life members) are required to pay annual subscriptions, including members paying monthly, subject to the current policy of the National Executive.

Membership LevelAnnual BillingMonthly Billing
Full Member – Tier 1
(Income less than $40K)
$179$16.16 / month
$193.92 p.a.
Full Member – Tier 2
(Income $40K – $75K)
$276$24.92 / month
$299.04 p.a.
Full Member – Tier 3
(Income $75K plus)
$552$49.83 / month
$597.96 p.a.
Associate Member$138$12.45 / month
$149.40 p.a.
Student Member$57.50NA

Paying Your Annual Membership Monthly

Members paying monthly will be reminded of their annual renewal date as it approaches and may contact the Guild to change membership level or terminate at this time.

Member Sign-Up Form

Please fill in this form to apply for membership if:

  • you are new to DEGANZ, OR
  • you are a returning member and your membership lapsed before 01 January 2017. If your membership lapsed after 31 December 2016, please renew by signing in to the Manage Your Account page.