Films and fun at DUB 2017
Here’s a look at the films and fun of this year’s festival
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13-17 SEPTEMBER 2017
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?
Down Under Berlin are hosting the first ever Australia Versus New Zealand short film battle…and it’s going to be EPIC. We invite you to indulge in some short film fun and come to the competition. Grab a beer or two, a pop corn bag the size of your head and settle into the cozy Moviemento Kino to watch A LOT of short films, AND THEN – vote!
“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
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: