From our blog
+-*We kick off our new series with Australian film maker and director Bartholomew Sammut. A late night drinking session led to more than just great ideas, it spawned many projects, such as the Xposed International Queer Film Festival which is celebrating its tenth festival edition this May.
+-*The panel Aussies Abroad invited attending filmmakers to share their experiences of working Down Under and in other parts of the world. The diversity of cinema amongst Australian and New Zealand filmmakers is further encouraged through experiences outside of home and the place where directors grow up or spend their adult lives.
+-*The selection of films in this year’s Indigenous section gave an impressive insight into the depth and quality of stories being told by Indigenous and Non Indigenous filmmakers. During three post film discussions, audience members enjoyed the chance to talk about issues affecting Indigenous peoples in both Australia and New Zealand.
A fantastic opportunity for filmmakers from Down Under
“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
“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
“A great opportunity to share our work with Melbourne’s favourite European city.”- Matt Richards – DUB filmmaker
“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
“Down Under Berlin is a wonderful showcase of Australian films in one of the coolest cities in the world.”- Victoria Goodyear – DUB filmmaker 2013