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Missed our live events in June? We’ve added two to The DEGANZ Podcast.

Screenlink: Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget

Writer/director Sam Kelly (Savage, Lambs), DOP Jess Charlton (Loimata, The Sweetest Tears) and DOP Richard Bluck NZCS (Black Sheep) weigh in on the creative advantages of filmmaking and collaborating on a small budget. We all want to make amazing work that looks exceptional. But what can you do when your budget doesn’t look so great?

Moderated by director Kathy McRae, this event was held in Wellington in June 2022 as part of the Screenlink series, and presented by DEGANZ and the New Zealand Cinematographers Society.

 

LGBTQ+ Film Festival Directors Q&A

Meet film festival directors Andrea Coloma (MIX COPENHAGEN), Spiro Economopoulos (Melbourne Queer Film Festival) and James Wooley (Frameline: San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival), joining us to discuss the rich histories and stories of how their Queer film festivals came to be.

Talking to filmmaker Kayne Ngātokowha Peters, our international guests discuss the social, political and creative landscape of gay cinema; and how New Zealanders can submit their films and join their global communities.

Content warning:

  • Strong language.
  • Contains sexual references.

This Q&A can also be viewed on the DEGANZ Youtube channel.

We all want to make amazing work that looks exceptional. But what can you do when your budget doesn’t look so great?

Come and connect with us in Wellington on June 13 as we discuss this familiar challenge.

DEGANZ and NZCS presents a panel with:

Cinematographer Richard Bluck NZCS (Under the Mountain)
Cinematographer Jess Charlton (Loimata, The Sweetest Tears)
Writer/Director Sam Kelly (Savage)
Moderated by Director/Actor Katherine McRae (Water Baby)

With an abundance of experience between them across short-form and long-form projects, our panellists will offer invaluable insight. In Aotearoa, even minuscule budgets haven’t stopped us from producing extraordinary stories!

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

WHEN: Mon 13 June, 7pm – 8:30pm
WHERE: Southern Cross Bar, 39 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro, Wellington

Cash bar with nibbles provided

DEGANZ / NZCS member – Free
Non-member – $10
Please register below

Our Payment and Cancellation Policy

Parking: Pay and display 2-hr max parking available on Abel Smith Street and Cuba Street. Car park building located nearby on Marion Street.

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For the safety of yourself and others:

  • Face masks are required to be worn indoors by all attendees.
  • Please do not attend if you are sick with COVID-19, cold or flu symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate.
  • 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.

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This event is presented by the Director and Editors Guild of Aotearoa New Zealand and the New Zealand Cinematographers Society as part of the Screenlink series.

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Writer/director Dustin Feneley answers questions about his debut feature film Stray (2018). Dustin talks about not compromising his cinematic, arthouse vision, despite modest means while making the film.

 

“We wanted a very formalised, considered cinematography in kind of like master shots and I want things to play out longer. But the implication production-wise was that we could milk all of that one hour set aside for that scene … It meant that art department, lighting, camera, everyone had so much time relatively speaking to nail that one shot.”

 

This event was part of the Film Talk Series, presented by DEGNZ and Rialto Cinemas in Auckland.

 

Thanks to Rebecca Tansley, Simon Raby and Fiona Samuel for a great night at our latest Collaborators Series! Members of DEGNZ and NZCS got together to discuss how a first-time feature filmmaker and an experienced DOP can work together for a fantastic end result.

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