17 September

Retrospect: Indigenous storytelling at Down Under Berlin 2014

Retrospect: Indigenous storytelling at Down Under Berlin 2014

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.

9 September

A Festival of Wordly Adventure

A Festival of Wordly Adventure

In the lead-up to the 4th Down Under Berlin, Sebastian Rasmussen caught up with festival director Frances Hill to find out what makes this year so special.






21 May

“Adapt or die”, or: How You Have to Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the New State of Play in Australia’s Documentary Industry

“Adapt or die”, or: How You Have to Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the New State of Play in Australia’s Documentary Industry

Australia’s documentary and factual industry faces great challenges: the rapid increase of digital and online means of distribution and continuously changing financial and business models create fears and new opportunities at the same time. How Australia’s documentary business community can master these new challenges was the focus of DocWeek’s Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) 2014.






15 April

DocWeek – Adelaide Australia March 2014

DocWeek – Adelaide Australia March 2014

‘Splendour, Fear, Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, Wonder, Death and all the other things you love’. This is DOCWEEK’s tagline and it accurately portrays the depth of content on show and up for discussion at Australia’s International Documentary Festival (AIDC) – DOCWEEK.






16 March

Ghost stories and cowboy hats: Australia’s Indigenous directors delve into genre

Ghost stories and cowboy hats: Australia’s Indigenous directors delve into genre

Two major feature films emerged in 2013 from established Indigenous directors: The Darkside – Warwick Thornton’s highly experimental collection of true ghost stories (which screened recently at the Berlin Film Festival); and Mystery Road, Ivan Sen’s moody detective thriller, set in a racially divided outback country town, complete with cowboy hats, corrupt cops and tense shoot-outs.






2 February

Australia storms the Berlinale: An overview of this year’s entries from Down Under

Australia storms the Berlinale: An overview of this year’s entries from Down Under

Well it’s Berlinale time again and this year’s 64th International Film Festival in Berlin has all of us at Down Under Berlin clapping our hands with joy at this year’s Australian selections. Get ready for a deluge of Aussies on the streets of Berlin as the city hosts a number of screenings.