Media Release
17 July 2014

A special night under the Berlin sky:
Down Under Berlin hosts first Open Air Australian Film Night

-Open Air Australian Film Night on 8th August
-Down Under Berlin program preview and festival dates 2014

On 8th August Down Under Berlin hosts its first Open Air Australian Film Night, thereby officially
opening its fourth festival season. The largest Australian film festival in Europe presents the award-winning cult comedy “100 Bloody Acres” (2012) by directors Colin and Cameron Cairnes. Preceding the film will be a live music performance by Franco-Australian indie-folk duo “Edwina & Deko”.

“100 Bloody Acres” tells the story of two brothers Reg (Damon Herriman) and Lindsay Morgan (Angus Sampson) who run an organic fertiliser business. They find themselves in short supply of their “secret ingredient” to process through the meat grinder, and an important customer is expecting his delivery soon. They’re not psycho killers…they’re small business operators.

Event Details

Open Air Australian Film Night
August 8th 2014 at 8:30 pm
Presents”100 Bloody Acres” (2012, Australia, OV +subs, 91 mins)
Musical performance: Edwina & Deko
Venue: Open Air Kino Mitte (Rosenthalerstraße 39, 10178 Berlin)
Admission: 8 €
Reservations at 030 285 999 73
cinema website:

“The best low budget horror comedy since ‘Shaun of the Dead'” –
“One of the 10 best Australian Movies 2013!” – The Guardian

Down Under Berlin Festival Preview 2014

The 4th Down Under Berlin – Australian Film Festival will be held from 11th to 14th September 2014 in Kreuzberg cinema Kino Moviemento. This year the program brings together more than 60 feature and short films, documentaries and experimental works. “Make it home” is the overarching festival theme. The focus this year is on the films of Australian filmmakers who are developing a new language of cinema far removed from the Australian continent. The festival continues its tradition of exploring Indigenous Australian films, and takes a cinematic excursion to New Zealand. Also the New Talents Showcase returns and the Xposed – International Queer Film Festival will curate the Open Screen program.

The full festival program will be released in August on the festival website:

About Down Under Berlin – Australian Film Festival

The festival presents a cross-section of Australian filmmaking from all eras of film
history and for all ages. Incorporating all genres, the festival brings indigenous cinema, documentaries and feature films, short films, experimental films and animations to Berlin. The festival is run by the non-profit association Down Under Berlin – Australian Film Festival e.V.

Berit Becker
Communications & Program
Down Under Berlin – Australian Film Festival
Mobil +49 151 20 64 76 28

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