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.
When the Smithsonian Institution agrees to repatriate stolen human bones from northern Australia, an Aboriginal elder creates a ceremony that restores his ancestors’ spirits to their homeland. Jacob Nayinggul, an Aboriginal e (...)
Louie and Darius are young practitioners of classical arts, living together in a small flat. Louie is a still-life painter and Darius is a zealous violinist in the midst of composing a violin solo. When they receive a letter from (...)
When young female farmer Charlie who lives alone with her father in the Australian outback begins to fall for Guy, a TV producer from the city, her imaginary friend Hugo realises he’s in love with Charlie. Unable to face losing (...)
1969. While travelling through an outback town, two peace-loving hippies accidentally run over a small dog belonging to a family of proud war veterans. (...)
The film follows the story of Riyadh Aden and Deng Dut of the Yarra Wild Beasts basketball team as they prepare for the South Sudanese Australian National Basketball Association Tournament. For nearly 15 years, basketball has p (...)
When a happily married woman struggles to find intimacy due to the demands of raising a family, orgasmic pleasure is found in the most unlikely of places. (...)
In the first round of New Zealand short films at Down Under Berlin 2019, meet people at the crossroads of life: a lonely refugee in rural New Zealand (Run Rabbit), a young mother suffering from the pain of rejection (Falling Up), (...)
A cantankerous English teacher and disgraced author must show he’s a changed man if his latest manuscript is to be published. When it looks like his novel is going to be published, high school English teacher and once famous (...)
When the neighbourhood dogcatcher William Page is found wandering the streets disorientated, he is brought back to the local police station for assistance. However, the situation soon disintegrates into hell on earth. [su_space (...)
A woman with an intellectual disability forms an unlikely friendship with a Sudanese refugee through their mutual love of the street dance, Krump. (...)
Follow the dramatic story of a stigmatized camel trying to save its herd (Judas Collar), support an Australian-Sudanese basketball team and their dream of winning the championship (This is Yarra), watch a twin fight for her indepe (...)
Gus is a stuttering loner who finds himself with nowhere to live when his mum dies. One day he moves his mum’s possessions into a storage unit, and the solution to his homelessness becomes clear. (...)
Ren Amari, a brilliant software engineer, develops a drug which takes the user on a virtual adventure to anywhere in the world. As the launch date draws nearer, Ren suspects her business partner plans to use the drug to imprison t (...)
When their home is destroyed, Boxhead & Roundhead must head to the big city to battle red tape, rent, rats and the rat race to get it back. Art and industry, friendship and foul play are all in the mix in this, the most stress (...)
A young ambitious court interpreter risks everything when Nua, a wrongfully imprisoned Chief, fights to get back to her stranded grandchildren. Solo, a young Samoan interpreter for a Native Court in Colonial, New Zealand Samoa, (...)
The film weaves a personal story about forced adoption with a visually stunning journey through Australian landscapes. (...)
Working in her father’s mechanic shop, Max surpresses her true colours. When a young woman comes in with car trouble, attraction is instant and Max surrenders. (...)
A lonely, detached young man lives next to a family who are stuck in a violent relationship, the effects of which begin to take its toll on his consciousness. (...)
When pigeon breeders meet a dog hitman, destinies collide, and one man makes the most important call of his life - it's time for Aussie Shorts #2! They Come Home Rowena Potts | AUS | 2017 | Documentary | 21 min | E (...)
Join members of the Christchurch Poultry, Bantam and Pigeon Club in the lead up to the New Zealand National Show, as they battle history (and each other) in their quest for glory. Audiences will be introduced to an endearing and e (...)
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'.