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.
A suburban housewife finds a used condom while vacuuming her house. It could only have come from one of two people, her fifteen-year-old daughter or her husband. (...)
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 (...)
Piper’s mother sends her to live with her grandfather Albert, while her mother seeks medical treatment in the city. The two have little in common, until Piper discovers Albert’s paintings in his shed. (...)
A single woman in her fifties has a rocky first date with a disagreeable bachelor. Over the course of the evening, she’s forced to decide what’s more important to her: companionship or compatibility. A single woman in her fifti (...)
Liam, a goofy dad and country veterinarian turns 40 – and with it comes a crisis. Teased by another woman and an obnoxious duck, Liam tries hard to fulfill his dreams. (...)
In the face of an African family tradition imposed on her in Australia, fourteen-year-old Adele is torn between high school and home where she is a wife from an arranged marriage and a mother-to-be. (...)
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 Di (...)
Lindsay is at his usual barstool, awaiting a regular night at his gay pub bar. But a proposition from the spunky new bartender, Jorge, tempts him to take to the stage. (...)
In this short film slot, Australian and New Zealand short films battle for pride and glory, and to win the audience's vote. Join the fun and vote for your favorite film! Winner Winner Chicken Dinner Claudia Holmes (...)
Bernard is the thirty-something he always planned to be. He has a successful career, a meticulously neat beachside apartment and a hairstyle with just the right amount of gel. He adores his girlfriend Sarah who’s about to move in (...)
Brilliant and terrifying, this Australian classic inspired many films both Down Under and around the world. The story of a young teacher passing through a rough country town turns into a wild trip of booze, guns and kangaroos. Bru (...)
A car park so huge it should have its own postcode. This film explores the beauty and emptiness of Australia’s largest car park, and what urban sprawl and transport means for sustainable living and a city’s cultural identity. & (...)
In 1914 the Laughing Owl or Whekau (Māori) became extinct. 100 years later, New Zealand artist Hayden Fowler is looking for a contemporary language to mourn this loss. In a unique art performance he reenacts the specimen and trans (...)
Canberra, 1997: Anu Singh confides in friends that she plans to kill herself to put an end to a mysterious illness. With doctors unable to help, Anu’s boyfriend, Joe Cinque, tries to understand her condition and support her. Anu i (...)
An innocent drink between two old friends reveals an infatuation with the past, a fear of the present, and the possibility of a future. (...)
Paul is about to turn 30 and still looks after his mentally ill mother. When he meets the woman of his dreams, he decides that if he's ever going to make a new life of his own, he must first find a cure for his mother's illness. (...)
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 h (...)
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, (...)
Despite all naysayers, James Saunders joined Sydney's Convicts Rugby Club and has become a role model not just for young gay Aboriginal people. (...)
The second round of Australian short films at Down Under Berlin 2019 is a special treat as it features 2018’s Cannes Palme D’Or short film winner (All These Creatures) and the attendance of two Australian filmmakers (To the Sea; S (...)
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'.