“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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.