“Excuse me gentlemen, but the guys seem to eat all the cake,” said renowned New Zealand director Jane Campion at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. The New Zealand Film Commission states that between 2011-2016, 19% of feature film development applications that received funding specifically included a female director.
We finally get the chance to fill you in on the rest of the Down Under Berlin program for this year under our new motto – LOOKING BEYOND. This year’s festival program encompasses a compelling range of fiction and documentary films that look beyond everyday life, towards new futures, and healing broken pasts.
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.
We are letting you in on a secret. We shouldn’t, but we will! We are bursting to tell you about our line up of films for this year but can’t spill all the baked beans just yet, so we’ll give you a sneak peek……..just don’t tell anyone…..ok!? We are so happy to reveal a few highlights of the DUB 2017.
Many expats will be familiar with dropping a “Tell him he’s dreaming,” only to receive blank looks from others. It’s unsurprising that when you live in a city like Berlin, there can be an inevitable pull toward those who effortlessly catch onto your jokes and pop culture references.
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.