Down Under Berlin 2019
Down Under Berlin's 9th festival edition is over, and and we are busy working on upcoming events in 2020. We thank all our audience members, filmmakers, sponsors and partners for their kind support in the past year. Here's a look back at Down Under Berlin 2019.
Festival Program 2019
Find out everything about Down Under Berlin's festival program 2019.
Past Festival Films
Browse through a selection of films from Down Under Berlin's past editions.
In this short film slot, Down Under Berlin serves its audience a fine selection of exquisite film nibbles. Bon appétit! AFTER LIFE Prisca Bouchet & Nick Mayow | NZ | 2016 | 16 min | German Premiere No Monsters in Berli (...)
Deep in a remote marshland three young biologists conduct research but when they encounter evil, science ends and survival begins. (...)
Peter loves two things in life: stuffing animals, and his mother. When Ellen asks Peter to the dance he struggles to leave the comfort of home and his mum. (...)
Can others shape your identity? Can words carve at your soul? What marks are left behind when love ebbs and flows? (...)
Up to 80 murders, 30 unsolved cases, thousands of assaults. In the 1980s and 1990s, a murderous epidemic targeting gay men bloodied Sydney’s coastline. The film sheds new light on these hate crimes, and the institutional corrupt (...)
A widowed German-Australian mother finds answers to generational secrets as her gay daughter begins to face an unexpected pregnancy. Libby is a 20 something year old, modern day Australian girl grappling with guilt, regret and (...)
In this short film slot, meat-eating monsters, long-lost lovers and a wannabe Tour de France winner inhabit the big screen. Feeder Christian Rivers | NZ | 2016 | 16 min | European Premiere The Dam Brendon McDonall | AUS | (...)
26-year-old art school graduate Andie loses her job as a commercial photographer. It’s the starting point for a tragicomic odyssey from one narcissistic misfortune to the next: mishaps of Riesling, pet cannibalism, and run-ins w (...)
Meet 35-year-old Alan who still lives with his mum, and his imaginary best friend Gary – a 6 foot robot who loves to smoke and swear. Twenty One Points is what it takes to win a game of table tennis. Alan has played most of h (...)
In this short film slot, Australian and New Zeland short films battle for pride and glory, and to win the audience's vote. Join the fun! Mute Adam Thorogood | NZ | 2018 | Drama, Coming-of-Age | 14 min | English, N (...)
Four Aboriginal grannies each face their own battle to challenge government policies to bring their grandkids home. Their grassroots actions spearhead a national conversation to curb the skyrocketing rates of child removal. [su (...)
A young woman pursues a relationship that provides no emotional fulfillment. She struggles to find out what she really wants and deserves in life and in love. (...)
After the birth of their first child, Erin and Pat start work on their new film and in the process discover who they are as partners, parents and artists. Patrick is optimistic that filmmaking and parenthood are a good mix. But (...)
After a death in the family, Coombra lost himself in a life of drugs and crime sinking deeper into despair, he finds support in an indigenous community program. (...)
On the morning a gunman is sentenced to death for randomly killing people at his workplace. Tom, a young building worker from Ballarat, mirrors the attack, fuelled by a lifetime of abuse. (...)
Isabelle, determined not to spend her 65th birthday alone, invites herself into the home of her new neighbour, a struggling mum in the middle of a nervous breakdown. (...)
In a dystopic New Zealand, the struggle for food and resources takes a heavy toll on society. Peculiar scientist Lecta takes it upon herself to solve this crisis. But for this, she needs human flesh… (...)
Teenager Mallory must humiliate her younger sister in order to not lose face in front of her clique. (...)
21-year-old Sudanese refugee Emmanuel seeks a future in Australia that is not determined by his past. Where words are not available, emotions erupt into movement. (...)
In this short film slot, Down Under Berlin serves its audience a fine selection of exquisite film nibbles. Bon appétit! Biting Down Kate Cornish | AUS | 2013 | Drama | 7:38 min | English | German Premiere Nowhere Carolina (...)
Films A-Z, Festival Archive & Interviews
Browse through all festival films since 2015, have a look at former festival editions and check out our latest interviews with film professionals from 'Down Under'.