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! Biting Down Kate Cornish | AUS | 2013 | Drama | 7:38 min | English | German Premiere Nowhere Carolina (...)
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… (...)
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), (...)
In this short film slot, Australian and New Zeland short films battle for pride and glory - and a one-year premium membership sponsored by film community platform FilmUp! The World In Your Window Zoe McIntosh | NZ | 2017 | 1 (...)
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 (...)
Four soldiers return to a home they don’t recognise and that doesn’t recognise them. (...)
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 (...)
A relationship is like a shark. It has to move forward or it dies. This short portrays different moments in and different types of relationships. Who will move on? (...)
The Tank Farm on Auckland’s pristine waterfront is a tightly knit community of people searching for freedom and answers. 64-year-old John lives there in his car for 12 years, together with fellow travellers, but the City Council (...)
An increasingly desolate teenage schoolboy creates a coded language using paint colour sample cards to express his secret desires and feelings for the object of his affection. (...)
Madeline is excited for the regional dance, but she must overcome her deafness to ask Wyatt for a silent waltz. (...)
A desperate writer tries to woo a publisher into taking on his manuscript. But has his arrogance, and stupidity, got in the way of something more real than a book deal? (...)
When archaeologists discovered Mungo Lady, the remains of a 40 000 year-old human, it dramatically changed the knowledge about Australian history. Where some see old bones, others see a part of their family and their ancestry. A c (...)
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. (...)
A fussy writer prepares to conceive a great work of art, but his list of preparations grows longer and more specific, revealing his love and obsession with writing. (...)
Sam, a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works for a preacher in the outback of Australia’s Northern Territory. When Harry, a bitter war veteran, moves into a neighbouring outpost, the preacher sends Sam and his family to help Harry r (...)
In this short film slot, Down Under Berlin serves its audience a fine selection of exquisite film nibbles. Bon appétit! I Remember the Future Klayton Stainer | AUS | 2014 | Drama, sci-fi | 26:32 min | German Premiere The D (...)
An ailing Polynesian matriarch must find the strength to lead her family one last time. (...)
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 (...)
Keith Donavon, a regional MP struggling to be taken more seriously, is accidentally drawn into telling a lie during a TV interview. Now he must choose to either face the consequences from his comments, or do whatever it takes to a (...)
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'.