23 May

Down Under Berlin interviews Cate Shortland!

Down Under Berlin interviews Cate Shortland!

In celebration of DUB’s ‘Berlin Syndrome’ screening tomorrow, we thought it only best to go directly to the boss lady herself, the film’s director Cate Shortland, and see what she says about filming in Germany, the struggle to stay true to filmmaking dreams and filming Berlin Syndrome is just 6 weeks.

28 March

DUB film submissions have closed!!!

DUB film submissions have closed!!!

Attention all Aussie and New Zealand filmmakers! The Down Under Berlin Film Festival returns from 13-17 September 2017 to Kino Moviemento and submission are open! Have you submitted your film to the 7th DUB Festival yet?






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.






28 September

Down Under Berlin 2016 – it’s the end my friend!

Down Under Berlin 2016 – it’s the end my friend!

After everyone has caught up on all the things that fall behind when spending 5 days at a film festival, Down Under Berlin 2016 is done and dusted! Whether you were coming for the first time, or returning for your 6th, we hope you have had as wonderful a time as the DUB team has had. Thank you!






20 September

You voted, and the winners are…

You voted, and the winners are…

There were added 6 extra screenings in total. Roughly 1100 guests, 200 pies and sausage rolls eaten, and a party with the attending filmmakers and guests at Zum Böhmischen Dorf till about 5am Sunday morning. It’s fair to say a good time was had by all over the course of the full five festival days. We say thank you!






16 August

Berlin’s Long Night of the Film Festivals

Berlin’s Long Night of the Film Festivals

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!