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.
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.
Last night was the opening night of Down Under Berlin 2016 and we kicked off in true down under fashion. Headlining film Spear had a waiting list,there was a last minute second screening to deal with the demand in tickets, and a bucket load of whiskey and ginger ale from Jameson’s Irish Whiskey for our audience.
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.
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.
Whether you be director, writer, cameraman, sound recorder or editor, it’s hard enough in Australia to break into the filmmaking business. If you’re not living the dream you expected, well, enough of the dream to quit your job waiting tables, many people head overseas to try to work there. Hollywood, London…..Berlin?
Wulf Sörgel from Moviemento Kino, tells us what its like to be the home of vivid alternative film culture in Kreuzberg, Berlin. Our first of the “10 Questions with-” series for this season!
The panel Aussies Abroad invited attending filmmakers to share their experiences of working Down Under and in other parts of the world. The diversity of cinema amongst Australian and New Zealand filmmakers is further encouraged through experiences outside of home and the place where directors grow up or spend their adult lives.