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Directed by Lula Cucchiara (DEGANZ) and edited by Anatasia Doniants with assistant editor Shailesh Prajapati (DEGANZ), Fiona Clark: Unafraid is now available to watch on NZ Film On Demand.

The feature documentary follows Fiona Clark, one of Aotearoa’s most renowned and radical photographers as she reveals the stories behind her work. Fiona is celebrated for capturing portraits of the LGBTQIA+ community in the 1970s. Her work gave visibility and voices to the socially marginalised and challenged prejudices then commonplace in mainstream society.

Since premiering at the 2021 Whānau Mārama New Zealand International Film Festival, the film has screened at In the Shade Film Festival and Inside Out 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival Toronto in 2022. It was also showcased at the 2020 Cannes Docs-in-Progress, where it received high praise.

DEGANZ member Celia Jasper’s short film Milk launched online on 29 August after a hugely successful festival run! With 98 international selections (including the Oscar-qualifying LA Shorts International Film Festival), 56 nominations, and 42 awards under its belt, Celia is excited to finally make this mahi accessible as a thank you to everyone who helped make it possible.

Milk is a true labour of love. Inspired by the shift towards kindness she saw in her small town of Martinborough, Celia channelled these sentiments into a small but powerful moment where a young girl forgoes her hard-earned treats at the local dairy to help an elderly gentleman.

Celia credits the film’s community efforts, generosity of industry crew and suppliers, and wide success to its universal message of compassion. She believes that sometimes, “We just need to feel something nice for a change.”

Currently, Celia continues to follow these feel-good moments in her new project, The Polycees, a tongue-in-cheek political comedy-drama starring Cohen Holloway, Jed Brophy, and puppets! The high-concept family short is shooting in Wellington this September.

Congratulations to Celia and the team for the fantastic success on Milk, and we look forward to seeing The Polycees come to life!

Watch Milk here

Crime thriller short, MUNKIE, is having its online premiere at Short of the Week on March 25. Directed and edited by DEGANZ board member Steven Chow, MUNKIE follows a daughter’s violent plan of revenge against her overbearing parents as it spins out of control.

MUNKIE screened across the world at various film festivals such as Fantasia, Boston Underground, NZIFF and San Diego, where it won Audience Choice Short. The short film is finally arriving online and will be available on Short of the Week from 3am NZDT tomorrow. Check out the MUNKIE Instagram page for behind the scenes insights and more details.

Congratulations to Steven and the team behind MUNKIE.