20 September

Films and fun at DUB 2017

Films and fun at DUB 2017

What a glorious 5 days it was! Find out what you missed at Down Under Berlin 2017, by enjoying a look at the films and fun of this year’s festival

18 August

Contemporary New Zealand film, beyond the ‘Cinema of Unease’

Contemporary New Zealand film, beyond the ‘Cinema of Unease’

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?

16 August

Australia vs. New Zealand – Short film battle!

Australia vs. New Zealand – Short film battle!

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!

12 August

10 questions with…..Karl Hillbrick from Lingual Consultancy

10 questions with…..Karl Hillbrick from Lingual Consultancy

Not only is Lingual Consultancy (LC) a globally connected firm for translation, language recruitment, interpretation services, it also is our major prize sponsor’s for Down Under Berlin for 2017.

1 August

10 Questions with……..FilmUp!

10 Questions with……..FilmUp!

Some exciting subjects for our latest ‘10 questions with….’ this month are the creators of an awesome online film connecting platform called FilmUp. Have a read and learn a little more about these two individuals, as well as the FilmUp platform, gaining more and more exposure as we speak. 

24 July

Wild on Film: Landscape is the Film Star

Wild on Film: Landscape is the Film Star

Millions of travellers head down under each year to sample the wild natural beauty of Australia and New Zealand. Marketing and advertising campaigns are all well and good, the respective tourism industries have long been beneficiaries of films that inspire audiences to make the long trip down to the bottom corner of the world.

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.

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!