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More Than I Can Eat in a Media Lunch

As if we didn’t have enough on our plate with the Screen Industry Workers Bill, the Reform of Vocational Education, The Screen Sector Investment Review, and an NZFC still in managerial stagnancy sans a permanent CEO (David Strong has resigned…

Mandalina Stanisich’s Bass Line to Screen Throughout Germany

DEGANZ member Mandalina Stanisich’s 2018 short film Bass Line is set to screen at the Silver Screen - European Film Festival for Generations (EFFG). During the festival, screenings take place in about 100 venues across Germany to more than…

NZIFF: NZ’s Best 2022 Short Film Competition Winners

After the sold-out screening of New Zealand's Best 2022 short film competition, Whānau Marama: NZIFF announced the winners. DEGANZ member Bala Murali Shingade's Perianayaki, written and produced by Shreya Gejji and edited by Shailesh Prajapati…

NZ Films Selected for Edinburgh, 4 out of 5 Involving DEGANZ Members

The 75th Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) is featuring multiple members' mahi this year! The festival runs from 12-20 August and will screen five NZ projects across various programmes. Member Michelle Savill’s Millie Lies Low…

Jake Tabata’s Boosted Campaign for The Creature Closes Soon

DEGANZ member Jake Tabata's Boosted campaign for horror, queer web series The Creature closes on 26 August! The project is in the final stretch, currently sitting at 73% of its total goal of $9,000. This project is Jake's first excursion…

Mothers of the Revolution Shortlisted for Best Single Documentary Grierson Award

Mothers of the Revolution, directed by Briar March and co-edited by DEGANZ board member Margot Francis, Simon Coldrick, John Gilbert, and Tim Woodhouse, has been shortlisted for a 2022 Grierson Award. Along with seven other films, it is in the…

Editor Luka Turjak: How I Got Started in the Industry

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I joined a children’s choir just after my 3rd birthday. That was in Yugoslavia, Zagreb, in 1983. Choir defined me as a person. I’ve learned early on we are all individuals with different needs, wants and perception, so listening is often…

Mīria George’s Fire in the Water, Fire in the Sky to Screen in Edinburgh

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has chosen DEGANZ member Mīria George’s short film fire in the water, fire in the sky for its 2022 programme. While a few Kiwi feature films will be screening during the festival – Nude Tuesday,…

Hweiling Ow Chosen as Finalist in Unreal Engine Short Film Challenge

Member Hweiling Ow’s and Peter Haynes’ animation Cheng Beng has received funding from the Unreal Engine Real-Time Short Film Challenge! Unreal Engine selected the project, alongside another film project from Australia, out of a short list…

On the Podcast: Coming Home in the Dark with James Ashcroft & Annie Collins

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Last year, DEGANZ was joined by director James Ashcroft and editor Annie Collins to discuss why they worked so well together on New Zealand thriller Coming Home in the Dark, and why trusting each other was an important factor. Enjoy this largely…

We Are Still Here Trailer Released in Lead Up to NZIFF

The trailer for We Are Still Here was locally released on July 25, giving us a taste for this new, exciting film. The directorial team includes DEGANZ members Chantelle Burgoyne, Tim Worrall and board member Renae Maihi, along with Richard Curtis,…

Down For Love Receives Funding for Season 2

DEGANZ President Robyn Paterson continues her work as series producer and additional director for the second season of Down for Love. The Attitude Pictures series recently received funding from NZOA for five more 44-minute episodes for TVNZ. Down…

NZIFF: Masterclasses with Emmy-Award Winners Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine

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Film directors Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine (Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song) will lead a Masterclass for filmmakers in Auckland and Wellington as part of NZIFF 2022. NZIFF is delighted to welcome Dan and Dayna back to New Zealand…

DEGANZ members invited to 2022 MIFF Accelerator Lab

Members Kath Akuhata-Brown and Bala Murali Shingade will soon head off to the MIFF Accelerator Lab at the Melbourne International Film Festival. Kath and Bala will be attending the Lab's programmes this August with the financial support of the…
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Our COVID Responsibilities

,
I’ve been at three screen events in the last week where people close by are sniffing, coughing and doing it without masks. Why are they even there?! At our events and many others, organisers ask for people who have COVID-like symptoms,…

Premiere Digital Acquires The Girl on the Bridge for Global Distribution

Premiere Digital, a digital media distributor, has acquired The Girl on the Bridge, directed by filmmaker Leanne Pooley (DEGANZ). Audiences worldwide can now rent or purchase the movie on digital platforms, such as iTunes, Amazon, Google Play,…

Members’ Films to Screen at Melbourne International Film Festival

Congratulations to multiple DEGANZ members whose work will be screened at the Melbourne International Film Festival this year, running from 4-28 August. Member Michelle Savill’s comedy-drama Millie Lies Low will play to audiences. The film…

Production Company Arts & Sciences Adds Michelle Savill

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Director Michelle Savill (DEGANZ) has signed with production company Arts & Sciences for US and UK commercial representation. Ecstatic, Michelle states, “Arts & Sciences understands that powerful storytelling is layered with nuance,…
View from the Top banner

More Than I Can Eat in a Media Lunch

As if we didn’t have enough on our plate with the Screen Industry Workers Bill, the Reform of Vocational Education, The Screen Sector Investment Review, and an NZFC still in managerial stagnancy sans a permanent CEO (David Strong has resigned…

Mandalina Stanisich’s Bass Line to Screen Throughout Germany

DEGANZ member Mandalina Stanisich’s 2018 short film Bass Line is set to screen at the Silver Screen - European Film Festival for Generations (EFFG). During the festival, screenings take place in about 100 venues across Germany to more than…

NZIFF: NZ’s Best 2022 Short Film Competition Winners

After the sold-out screening of New Zealand's Best 2022 short film competition, Whānau Marama: NZIFF announced the winners. DEGANZ member Bala Murali Shingade's Perianayaki, written and produced by Shreya Gejji and edited by Shailesh Prajapati…

NZ Films Selected for Edinburgh, 4 out of 5 Involving DEGANZ Members

The 75th Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) is featuring multiple members' mahi this year! The festival runs from 12-20 August and will screen five NZ projects across various programmes. Member Michelle Savill’s Millie Lies Low…

Jake Tabata’s Boosted Campaign for The Creature Closes Soon

DEGANZ member Jake Tabata's Boosted campaign for horror, queer web series The Creature closes on 26 August! The project is in the final stretch, currently sitting at 73% of its total goal of $9,000. This project is Jake's first excursion…

Mothers of the Revolution Shortlisted for Best Single Documentary Grierson Award

Mothers of the Revolution, directed by Briar March and co-edited by DEGANZ board member Margot Francis, Simon Coldrick, John Gilbert, and Tim Woodhouse, has been shortlisted for a 2022 Grierson Award. Along with seven other films, it is in the…

Editor Luka Turjak: How I Got Started in the Industry

,
I joined a children’s choir just after my 3rd birthday. That was in Yugoslavia, Zagreb, in 1983. Choir defined me as a person. I’ve learned early on we are all individuals with different needs, wants and perception, so listening is often…

Mīria George’s Fire in the Water, Fire in the Sky to Screen in Edinburgh

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has chosen DEGANZ member Mīria George’s short film fire in the water, fire in the sky for its 2022 programme. While a few Kiwi feature films will be screening during the festival – Nude Tuesday,…

Hweiling Ow Chosen as Finalist in Unreal Engine Short Film Challenge

Member Hweiling Ow’s and Peter Haynes’ animation Cheng Beng has received funding from the Unreal Engine Real-Time Short Film Challenge! Unreal Engine selected the project, alongside another film project from Australia, out of a short list…

On the Podcast: Coming Home in the Dark with James Ashcroft & Annie Collins

, ,
Last year, DEGANZ was joined by director James Ashcroft and editor Annie Collins to discuss why they worked so well together on New Zealand thriller Coming Home in the Dark, and why trusting each other was an important factor. Enjoy this largely…

We Are Still Here Trailer Released in Lead Up to NZIFF

The trailer for We Are Still Here was locally released on July 25, giving us a taste for this new, exciting film. The directorial team includes DEGANZ members Chantelle Burgoyne, Tim Worrall and board member Renae Maihi, along with Richard Curtis,…

Down For Love Receives Funding for Season 2

DEGANZ President Robyn Paterson continues her work as series producer and additional director for the second season of Down for Love. The Attitude Pictures series recently received funding from NZOA for five more 44-minute episodes for TVNZ. Down…

NZIFF: Masterclasses with Emmy-Award Winners Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine

,
Film directors Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine (Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song) will lead a Masterclass for filmmakers in Auckland and Wellington as part of NZIFF 2022. NZIFF is delighted to welcome Dan and Dayna back to New Zealand…

DEGANZ members invited to 2022 MIFF Accelerator Lab

Members Kath Akuhata-Brown and Bala Murali Shingade will soon head off to the MIFF Accelerator Lab at the Melbourne International Film Festival. Kath and Bala will be attending the Lab's programmes this August with the financial support of the…
View from the Top banner

Our COVID Responsibilities

,
I’ve been at three screen events in the last week where people close by are sniffing, coughing and doing it without masks. Why are they even there?! At our events and many others, organisers ask for people who have COVID-like symptoms,…

Premiere Digital Acquires The Girl on the Bridge for Global Distribution

Premiere Digital, a digital media distributor, has acquired The Girl on the Bridge, directed by filmmaker Leanne Pooley (DEGANZ). Audiences worldwide can now rent or purchase the movie on digital platforms, such as iTunes, Amazon, Google Play,…

Members’ Films to Screen at Melbourne International Film Festival

Congratulations to multiple DEGANZ members whose work will be screened at the Melbourne International Film Festival this year, running from 4-28 August. Member Michelle Savill’s comedy-drama Millie Lies Low will play to audiences. The film…

Production Company Arts & Sciences Adds Michelle Savill

,
Director Michelle Savill (DEGANZ) has signed with production company Arts & Sciences for US and UK commercial representation. Ecstatic, Michelle states, “Arts & Sciences understands that powerful storytelling is layered with nuance,…