3 October

The guys get all the pie: Being a female filmmaker in New Zealand

The guys get all the pie: Being a female filmmaker in New Zealand

“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.

26 September

Winners and Grinners 2017!

Winners and Grinners 2017!

Winners, winners, winners! The Down Under Berlin Best Film 2017 Best Short Film 2017 and the winners of the Aus vs. NZ Short FIlm Battle. We Thank You!

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

5 September

Staff Picks 2017!

Staff Picks 2017!

DUB staff have thought hard about the films in this years program that struck a chord with them and why. We want to share with you all our film fav’s, so can see them too. Please enjoy our STAFF PICKS 2017!

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!

5 August

Program announcement Down Under Berlin 2017!

Program announcement Down Under Berlin 2017!

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.

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.

13 July

5th Long Night of the Film Festivals – Berlin

5th Long Night of the Film Festivals – Berlin

The 5th Lange Nacht der Filmfestivals – Long night of the film festival….what the what? Which film festival? Well, ALL OF THEM! One long night where up to 100 films are screened in one night from 3 pm on Saturday, August 19th, to the early hours of Sunday morning.

5 July

10 Questions with….Lifeswap!

10 Questions with….Lifeswap!

If you haven’t seen the quirky animation web series Lifeswap, where German meets NZ, meets NZ, meets German, then you are in for a treat.