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FROM OUR BLOG

9 March

10 Questions with…..Amanda Clark from Raindance Berlin

10 Questions with…..Amanda Clark from Raindance Berlin

Irish native and all round superwoman, Amanda Clark, runs Raindance Berlin. We see Amanda around the Berlin film lovers haunts and today we want to share some of her insights about moving to Berlin, Raindance awesomeness and harnessing the inspiration of film.






9 February

Berlinale – Not just a red carpet

Berlinale – Not just a red carpet

There are 95 film festivals held in Berlin each year, these range from small scale to grandiose events. Naturally, the Down Under Berlin Film Festival it up there with the best of them, but as far as ranking goes, you can’t go past the Berlinale.






21 December

’10 Questions with…’ André Kirchner from Weihnachtsfilmfestival

’10 Questions with…’ André Kirchner from Weihnachtsfilmfestival

If you are looking for something different to do this Christmas period, head to Moviemento Kino to celebrate with the very 1st edition of the Weihnachtsfilmfestival. Short or long, horror or romance, Christmas is a theme not to be missed as it gives such great variety.






6 December

How to get film funding for your first short or feature

How to get film funding for your first short or feature

First-time filmmakers can get the short straw in a lot of ways. No one will give you money if you don’t have quality films to show, but to be able to make these films, someone needs to give you some money. Funding your first real feature film is a cheeky catch 22. Let’s assume that you have a final draft of your film that you are happy with. What’s next? – Film funding.






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: