Direct South Short Film Workshops

Posted Wednesday 03 Feb 2021

Here's a wonderful opportunity to learn the art of short filmmaking from three award-winning filmmakers: Jackie van Beek, Zia Mandviwalla and Michelle Savill.

Thousands of short films get made every year by filmmakers around the world. One challenge for directors is how to direct a short film that gets noticed by audiences and the industry.

DEGNZ and Direct South bring you three perspectives as each director shares practical insights into their personal directing process for short film. Hear how these filmmakers made their acclaimed shorts and what they learnt doing them. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and discover ways to improve your craft and your projects.

These workshops will be in Christchurch, Blenheim and Dunedin, while participants can also join and interact on Zoom.


Jackie van Beek, Saturday 27 February

Christchurch & Online

Zia Mandviwalla, Saturday 10 April

Blenheim & Online

Michelle Savill, Sunday 30 May

Dunedin & Online



DEGNZ members - Free

Non-members - $75 in-person / $40 online

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