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Come Together! Right Now!

The current fight to protect employee jobs going on at TVNZ by union E tū highlights the importance of unions in the New Zealand screen industry, and the importance of the Screen Industry Workers Act (SIWA) for screen contractors, who until…

Get a Load(ing Docs) of This

Loading Docs is back for its 10th season, with DEGANZ members at the helm of half of the selected documentaries. Through the development initiative, participants receive extensive guidance and mentorship, helping them to produce short documentaries…

Whetu Jones’ New Dark Comedy Series ‘Spinal Destination’

DEGANZ member Paula Whetu Jones' series Spinal Destination is out now, with editing by fellow member Julian Currin. The dark comedy centres on Tessa Rivers whose busy life is upended by a mysterious illness, leaving her paralysed from the…

Bisley’s ‘Cetology’ Thrills in Brazil

DEGANZ member and 2017 Incubator alum, Catherine Bisley's short film Cetology is off to the Brazilian film festival Fantaspoa. The thriller will play in the Sessão de Curtas 07 (Short Session 07) program along with 13 other short films from…

‘Mysterious Ways’ Available on TVNZ+

Mysterious Ways, edited by DEGANZ member Peter Roberts, is out now on TVNZ+! The feature film centres on the relationship between a Vicar and his Samoan boyfriend. The lack of support from their religious and cultural communities is exasperated…

‘E Blacks’ on the Big Screen

E Blacks, directed by Ashley Pitman (DEGANZ) and produced by fellow members Rajneel Singh and Annamarie Connors (aka The Unkindness), is screening in the 2024 Auckland Independent Film Showcase. The 17-minute documentary dives into the world…

Editor Cushla Dillon: How I Got Started in the Industry

When I started back in 1986 (my first official job was as Director’s assistant on ‘Starlight Hotel’) the only ‘filmmaking’ courses in NZ were a Masters in Broadcasting at the University of Auckland and a newly established Broadcasting…

‘Lea Tupu’anga/Mother Tongue’: Success from Sundance to Māoriland

Congratulations Vea Mafile'o (DEGANZ) for winning the People's Choice Award for Best Short Film (Drama) at the Māoriland Film Festival with Lea Tupu'anga/Mother Tongue. The 17-minute short follows Katherine, a speech-language therapist assigned…

Maxwell’s Work Lives on at MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) recently acquired DEGANZ member Garth Maxwell's films Jack Be Nimble and Naughty Little Peeptoe for its film collection. Through the museum's programme, Garth's films will be restored, preserved, and programmed…

Tuiburelevu’s ‘K-Polys’ Explores the World of K-Pop Fans in Aotearoa

DEGANZ members Litia Tuiburelevu, Josh Yong, and Isaiah Tour are at the helm of The Spinoff's new documentary, K-Polys. Directed by Litia, the 20-minute short is an intimate video portrait of three young Polynesians enchanted by K-Pop. It…

DEGANZ Members Finalists for AXIS Awards

This year marks the 44th edition of the 2024 AXIS Awards, celebrating the creativity, talent, and innovation of the Aotearoa advertising industry, with DEGANZ members Luke Haigh, Cushla Dillon, and Gaysorn Thavat shortlisted as finalists. Luke…

‘Sister Josephine’ Fights For Post-Production

Stef Harris (DEGANZ) is crowdfunding on Boosted for his latest short film, Sister Josephine. Inspired by Stef's childhood in the 70s, the film explores the relationship between Maaka, a frightened boy, and Sister Josephine, a nun who teaches…
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News Blues

Television is the bread and butter of the screen industry. More; What we see on our screens reflects who we are as a nation and its peoples. News and current affairs play a vital role in this, telling us what’s going on in our little…

Six Directors Selected for the 2024 Emerging Women Filmmakers Incubator

We are excited to announce the six participants for the 2024 Emerging Women Filmmakers Incubator. This marks the eighth annual Incubator, DEGANZ's year-long programme, designed to help talented emerging women directors accelerate their…

Coming Soon: ‘The Convert’ and ‘The Mountain’

Long-anticipated Kiwi features The Convert and The Mountain are coming to local cinema screens this March, both with DEGANZ members credited as editors. The Convert Edited by Luke Haigh (DEGANZ), The Convert comes out in Aotearoa on 14 March.…

DEGANZ Members off to Story Camp

Four DEGANZ members have been selected for Script to Screen's 2024 Story Camp feature film lab. The lab fosters the craft, voice, and vision of the eight selected screenwriters or creative teams for the development of their feature film screenplays.…

‘Teine’ and the Bonds that Bind Us

DEGANZ member Giselle Ilaoa celebrated the premiere of her debut short film Teine at the Third Culture Film Festival. The film screened as part of The Bonds that Bind Us programme, a collection of films with themes of putting family before oneself. Teine…

Incubator Alumi’s Mahi at Melbourne Women in Film Festival

The Melbourne Women in Film Festival (MWFF) recognises Incubator alumni Mary-Lyn Chambers (2022) and Ella Gilbert (Rongowhakaata/Ngāti Kahungunu) (2023) at this year's festival. Each year, MWFF celebrates women's stories on screen by facilitating…
View from the Top banner

Come Together! Right Now!

The current fight to protect employee jobs going on at TVNZ by union E tū highlights the importance of unions in the New Zealand screen industry, and the importance of the Screen Industry Workers Act (SIWA) for screen contractors, who until…

Get a Load(ing Docs) of This

Loading Docs is back for its 10th season, with DEGANZ members at the helm of half of the selected documentaries. Through the development initiative, participants receive extensive guidance and mentorship, helping them to produce short documentaries…

Whetu Jones’ New Dark Comedy Series ‘Spinal Destination’

DEGANZ member Paula Whetu Jones' series Spinal Destination is out now, with editing by fellow member Julian Currin. The dark comedy centres on Tessa Rivers whose busy life is upended by a mysterious illness, leaving her paralysed from the…

Bisley’s ‘Cetology’ Thrills in Brazil

DEGANZ member and 2017 Incubator alum, Catherine Bisley's short film Cetology is off to the Brazilian film festival Fantaspoa. The thriller will play in the Sessão de Curtas 07 (Short Session 07) program along with 13 other short films from…

‘Mysterious Ways’ Available on TVNZ+

Mysterious Ways, edited by DEGANZ member Peter Roberts, is out now on TVNZ+! The feature film centres on the relationship between a Vicar and his Samoan boyfriend. The lack of support from their religious and cultural communities is exasperated…

‘E Blacks’ on the Big Screen

E Blacks, directed by Ashley Pitman (DEGANZ) and produced by fellow members Rajneel Singh and Annamarie Connors (aka The Unkindness), is screening in the 2024 Auckland Independent Film Showcase. The 17-minute documentary dives into the world…

Editor Cushla Dillon: How I Got Started in the Industry

When I started back in 1986 (my first official job was as Director’s assistant on ‘Starlight Hotel’) the only ‘filmmaking’ courses in NZ were a Masters in Broadcasting at the University of Auckland and a newly established Broadcasting…

‘Lea Tupu’anga/Mother Tongue’: Success from Sundance to Māoriland

Congratulations Vea Mafile'o (DEGANZ) for winning the People's Choice Award for Best Short Film (Drama) at the Māoriland Film Festival with Lea Tupu'anga/Mother Tongue. The 17-minute short follows Katherine, a speech-language therapist assigned…

Maxwell’s Work Lives on at MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) recently acquired DEGANZ member Garth Maxwell's films Jack Be Nimble and Naughty Little Peeptoe for its film collection. Through the museum's programme, Garth's films will be restored, preserved, and programmed…

Tuiburelevu’s ‘K-Polys’ Explores the World of K-Pop Fans in Aotearoa

DEGANZ members Litia Tuiburelevu, Josh Yong, and Isaiah Tour are at the helm of The Spinoff's new documentary, K-Polys. Directed by Litia, the 20-minute short is an intimate video portrait of three young Polynesians enchanted by K-Pop. It…

DEGANZ Members Finalists for AXIS Awards

This year marks the 44th edition of the 2024 AXIS Awards, celebrating the creativity, talent, and innovation of the Aotearoa advertising industry, with DEGANZ members Luke Haigh, Cushla Dillon, and Gaysorn Thavat shortlisted as finalists. Luke…

‘Sister Josephine’ Fights For Post-Production

Stef Harris (DEGANZ) is crowdfunding on Boosted for his latest short film, Sister Josephine. Inspired by Stef's childhood in the 70s, the film explores the relationship between Maaka, a frightened boy, and Sister Josephine, a nun who teaches…
View from the Top banner

News Blues

Television is the bread and butter of the screen industry. More; What we see on our screens reflects who we are as a nation and its peoples. News and current affairs play a vital role in this, telling us what’s going on in our little…

Six Directors Selected for the 2024 Emerging Women Filmmakers Incubator

We are excited to announce the six participants for the 2024 Emerging Women Filmmakers Incubator. This marks the eighth annual Incubator, DEGANZ's year-long programme, designed to help talented emerging women directors accelerate their…

Coming Soon: ‘The Convert’ and ‘The Mountain’

Long-anticipated Kiwi features The Convert and The Mountain are coming to local cinema screens this March, both with DEGANZ members credited as editors. The Convert Edited by Luke Haigh (DEGANZ), The Convert comes out in Aotearoa on 14 March.…

DEGANZ Members off to Story Camp

Four DEGANZ members have been selected for Script to Screen's 2024 Story Camp feature film lab. The lab fosters the craft, voice, and vision of the eight selected screenwriters or creative teams for the development of their feature film screenplays.…

‘Teine’ and the Bonds that Bind Us

DEGANZ member Giselle Ilaoa celebrated the premiere of her debut short film Teine at the Third Culture Film Festival. The film screened as part of The Bonds that Bind Us programme, a collection of films with themes of putting family before oneself. Teine…

Incubator Alumi’s Mahi at Melbourne Women in Film Festival

The Melbourne Women in Film Festival (MWFF) recognises Incubator alumni Mary-Lyn Chambers (2022) and Ella Gilbert (Rongowhakaata/Ngāti Kahungunu) (2023) at this year's festival. Each year, MWFF celebrates women's stories on screen by facilitating…