GERMANY'S FESTIVAL FOR AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND CINEMA

13-17 SEPTEMBER 2017

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FROM OUR BLOG

18 August

Contemporary New Zealand film, beyond the ‘Cinema of Unease’

Contemporary New Zealand film, beyond the ‘Cinema of Unease’

For a long time, New Zealand cinema was understood, both at home and overseas, through some of the discourses articulated in the documentary, ‘Cinema of Unease’: A Personal Journey (1995). Dr. Alfio Leotta asks, to which extent is the ‘cinema of unease’ still a valid construct to make sense of cinema in Aotearoa New Zealand?






5 August

Program announcement Down Under Berlin 2017!

Program announcement Down Under Berlin 2017!

We finally get the chance to fill you in on the rest of the Down Under Berlin program for this year under our new motto – LOOKING BEYOND. This year’s festival program encompasses a compelling range of fiction and documentary films that look beyond everyday life, towards new futures, and healing broken pasts.






1 August

10 Questions with……..FilmUp!

10 Questions with……..FilmUp!

Some exciting subjects for our latest ‘10 questions with….’ this month are the creators of an awesome online film connecting platform called FilmUp. Have a read and learn a little more about these two individuals, as well as the FilmUp platform, gaining more and more exposure as we speak. 






24 July

Wild on Film: Landscape is the Film Star

Wild on Film: Landscape is the Film Star

Millions of travellers head down under each year to sample the wild natural beauty of Australia and New Zealand. Marketing and advertising campaigns are all well and good, the respective tourism industries have long been beneficiaries of films that inspire audiences to make the long trip down to the bottom corner of the world.






A fantastic opportunity for filmmakers from Down Under

  • Henry Boffin – DUB filmmaker 2013

    “Down Under Berlin is a chance to deliver Australian culture and film into the laps of the European climate which gives us, as Australian Filmmakers, a brilliant chance to learn and grow.”

    - Henry Boffin – DUB filmmaker 2013
  • Diane Busuttil – DUB filmmaker 2013

    “Down Under Berlin is an eclectic representation of the many talented Australian artists living and working in Berlin and Australia.”

    - Diane Busuttil – DUB filmmaker 2013
  • Matt Richards – DUB filmmaker

    “A great opportunity to share our work with Melbourne’s favourite European city.”

    - Matt Richards – DUB filmmaker
  • Daniel Biggins – DUB filmmaker 2013

    “Down Under Berlin is a chance for two cultures to come closer to compare and contrast their traditions of story telling.”

    - Daniel Biggins – DUB filmmaker 2013
  • Victoria Goodyear – DUB filmmaker 2013

    “Down Under Berlin is a wonderful showcase of Australian films in one of the coolest cities in the world.”

    - Victoria Goodyear – DUB filmmaker 2013

CELEBRATING AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND FILM

The 6th Down Under Berlin was packed with amazing shorts, documentaries, great indie features but also special presentations like the German premiere of “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”. Besides, it’s the exchange between audiences and filmmakers that makes the festival a special experience each year – see for yourself: