More than film – events at Down Under Berlin 2014


Festival warm-up:
2. Aussie quiz night

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 at 8 pm

Down Under Berlin is hosting the Melbourne Canteen Quiz. Join us for a great night of Aussie and Film trivia and the chance to win fabulous prizes! Entry 3€ per person, teams of up to 6 people.

Location: Melbourne Canteen, Pannierstraße 57, 10247 Berlin



Our opening party

Thursday, 11.09., from 22.00 h at Geist im Glas
Welcome to Down Under Berlin in 2014! Make It Home is our motto this year, so join us on an exciting journey through Australian film at our festival home, Moviemento Kino. We want to celebrate our opening night with you, our audience, at the fun and friendly Geist im Glas. Just around the corner from Moviemento, Geist im Glas is the place for creative and delicious cocktails, with unique variations on classic drinks.

Location: Geist im Glas, Lenau Str. 27, 12047 Berlin

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Through the outback with Jan Bauer – A book presentation: The Salty River (in German)

Saturday, 13.09., 16.30 h, Kino 2

After a difficult separation, Jan Bauer goes soul searching in the Australian desert. His plan is to walk along the “Lhere pirnte”, The Salty River. A trip that is 450 kilometres long that will take him through the barren, red-hot heart of Australia. With each step through this strange, harsh, and yet beautiful landscape, he slowly lets go of the pain that has been weighing him down. The situation changes when Jan meets a French hiker who joins him on his journey. Slowly but surely, like the flow of the salty river, the two desert travelers grow closer together.

The Salty River, the graphic novel debut by Hamburg-based illustrator and animation filmmaker Jan Bauer, tells a tender and unexpected love story set against a beautifully illustrated spectacular natural scenery.

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DIY travel comic workshop
with Jan Bauer

Sunday, 14.09., 16.00 h, Kino Lounge

At this workshop you will learn how to develop a storyline and make a comic that takes your characters on a journey. It could be a holiday, a trip that takes you far from home, a walk through the city, or a train ride after work.

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About Jan Bauer:
Jan Bauer was born in Preetz in 1976 and studied illustration at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg and animation at the Queensland College of Art in Brisbane. As a student he considered himself a landscape painter, but during his professional life he moved towards animated film. Since 2002 he has worked as a freelance illustrator, designer, writer and director and has since participated in the production of numerous animated commercials, short films, series and feature films. At the Academy for Children’s Media in Erfurt he studied Concept and Script Writing. Furthermore, Bauer works as a lecturer in animation and illustration, and as a true outdoor freak, enjoys the challenges of nature. Bauer’s graphic novel debut The Salty River is driven by his passion for traveling. The artist and author lives and works in Hamburg.


Where music meets movies
& Official Down Under Berlin
after party

Down Under Berlin and The VondoMachine help you to connect to amazing Australian artists. Three concerts will be held at Melbourne Canteen as part of the Down Under Berlin – Australian Film Festival, which will bring the Aussie vibes over to Berlin and right into your heart. This is where the magic happens…

The VondoMachine connects three main elements: Australia, Germany and music. It is a network for musicians and with musicians as well as a community for music and culture loving people to get in touch with each other. It provides inspiration for German and Australian audiences and creates access to stages in new countries.

We would like to thank AER The Acoustic People and around music for sponsoring the technical equipment for all three events.

Location: Melbourne Canteen, Pannierstraße 57, 12047 Berlin

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