In the last instalment of showing off our 2016 film festival program, we are faced with some of the best and critically acclaimed films in recent times, from Australia and New Zealand. Check out these 5 films from Down Under and start booking your tickets! We’ll see you at the movies!
Put simply, a short film is an expression, a story, brought to life, often independently, by the filmmakers themselves. Down Under Berlin has chosen short films this year, to be able to give you a variety of genres and lengths, styles and topics, that all represent the quality of filmmaking in Down Under today all that sit within our theme of ‘Life Happens’.
This month’s ’10 Questions with…’ is a group effort as we spread the love between 5 of our full-length films showing at this year’s Down Under Berlin festival. Documentary, love story drama, thriller, animation adventure and Aussie romantic comedy, we ask about the films and also about themselves in two questions each. Speed dating, for film buffs.
Come and join Down Under Berlin at the Lange Nacht der Film Festivals Saturday, August 20th! We are so happy to be involved that we have selected a special group of short films from last years DUB festival to show off film from Australia and New Zealand. See you there!
We thought it would be a nice idea to have a look back at the favourites from last year’s festival. We invited some of DUB staff to talk about the films that were the most well received, and why they made such an impression on our audiences. Revisiting these films gets us more excited about the line-up of the 2016 program, and we can’t wait to share it with you soon!
Down Under Berlin is celebrating a wonderful new project called Sitting Room Only. New Zealand actress and producer Hannah Marshal came up with the concept of interviewing her New Zealand artist mates that working in the industry in LA. These are candid and entertaining chats, which give us a bit more of an insight into making it in Los Angeles.
To run a week long festival in a foreign country to your own, is not an easy feat. It takes passion, dedication and drive, a bit of movie know-how, a good team, and a sense of humour doesn’t hurt. The next in our series of “10 questions with…”, we ask DUB master and chief, Frances Hill, a few questions to get to know her a little better.
Internationally acclaimed New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi created films like What we do in the Shadows and Eagle vs Shark. From his academy award nomination for Two Cars, One Night, to having two of New Zealand’s highest grossing films Boy and Hunt For the Wilderpeople. How did he get there?
Author Frank Stark has said, “In the 115-year history of film in this country, more than half of all our feature films were made in just the past 10 years“. From The Lord Of The Rings to the latest internationally successful films as What we do in the shadows and Mahana, how did the ‘Jackson Effect’ finally become the foundation for a rise in national New Zealand film production?