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 to present these Masterclasses designed for industry practitioners, thanks to an Artistic Development Partnership with Creative New Zealand and in association with the Directors & Editors Guild of Aotearoa New Zealand (DEGANZ).

The Auckland Masterclass will take place on Saturday 6 August and the Wellington Masterclass takes place on Wednesday 10 August and is supported by Wellington UNESCO City of Film.

Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine will take filmmakers inside their craft and uncover how their filmmaking process shifts from project to project.

For more than 25 years, the Emmy-award winning directors-producers have created critically-acclaimed multi-character documentary narratives that braid their characters’ individual personal stories to form a larger portrait of the human experience.

In addition to Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song, their credits include acclaimed The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden (NZIFF 2014), the award-winning Something Ventured (NZIFF 2011) and Ballets Russes (NZIFF 2006). Dan and Dayna were admitted to the Documentary Branch of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2014.

Masterclass attendees are encouraged to see Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song at NZIFF beforehand.

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Auckland Masterclass with Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine

Date: Saturday 6 August 10.00am to 1.30pm
Venue: Wintergarden, The Civic, Cnr Queen and Wellesley Sts, Auckland CBD
Tickets: $30 Full price / $25 Industry guild concession

Limited to 50 participants

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Wellington Masterclass with Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine

Date: Wednesday 10 August 10.00am to 1.30pm
Venue: Massey University College of Creative Arts (Room Mārama 1D08, Block 1 College of Creative Arts, Massey Entrance C), Wallace St, Mt Cook, Wellington
Tickets: $30 Full price / $25 Industry guild concession

Limited to 60 participants

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Last updated on 26 July 2022