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.
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 (...)
Who said your grandmother couldn't be a hip hop star? Join Kara, Maynie, and Terri – all in their mid 90s - from a small town in New Zealand. On their journey to the World Hip Hop Dance Championships in Las Vegas. Along with t (...)
A musical, cabaret, neo-noir short film about a burlesque dancer who attempts to escape from her underworld crime boss. (...)
Four soldiers return to a home they don’t recognise and that doesn’t recognise them. (...)
Starsky has never met his father. So when he receives a letter from him that he wants to talk, he skips school with his best friend Kenny to wait at the payphone outside the local shop. (...)
Beautiful shot in black & white and supported by a lyrical score, this unusual Cinema verité documentary takes you to a rural New Zealand rugby club in Reporoa. One season long the film follows the rough and warm hearted farm (...)
For estranged sisters Liz and Ellie being a family has never been easy – but there are some horrors you create yourself. (...)
Ror Akot, originally from South Sudan, is making his mark on Australian music. ROR is an inspiring portrait of a young artist with great spirit. (...)
A vulnerable teen has a brush with a local hangout. A raw and intriguing fictional exploration of the behaviours and triggers of a young man with Asperger Syndrome. (...)
Faced with a terminal diagnosis, an elderly couple makes a suicide pact but at the moment of death this decision is put to a terrible test. Part of the short film program "Kiwi Shorts - Take 1" on Friday, 27 Sep (...)
Iris lives on an isolated farm in north-west Tasmania where her and her sisters have few friends and little to no connection with the outside world. Iris often thinks about leaving but when she tells her father, Theodore, of her p (...)
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 (...)
On an isolated island in the Indian Ocean, land crabs migrate in their millions from the jungle to the sea. The same jungle hides a high-security Australian detention centre where thousands of asylum seekers have been locked away (...)
This short comedy confirms our fears about what really goes on at call-centers when we’re asked, 'Please hold?' We peek behind the scenes of one particularly specialized call-centre on that fateful day when big-shot CEO, Simon, (...)
An architect in the skies grows bored with his creation and decides to spice things up. (...)
Three young men attack a couple at a train underpass. Only upon reflection of this horrific act one of them realises that his actions will determine his future. (...)
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 (...)
Twenty-something Lou is aimless after the death of his brother Jack. Lou finds a way to resurrect Jack for 12 hours, and the reunion with his brother provides a chance to deal with the loss. (...)
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), (...)
K is a hitman in a dog eat dog world who has one target he can’t bring himself to hit. (...)
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'.