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.
Dan, who's critically behind in rent, signs up to participate in a market research session, only to find himself in a bizarre situation that takes an escalating physical and mental toll. (...)
K is a hitman in a dog eat dog world who has one target he can’t bring himself to hit. (...)
Two young hitchhikers Tessa and Julia are waiting by the highway at a camel farm near Alice Springs in the outback. At dusk, a ute rolls up and without thinking they jump in, embarking on an all-night adventure to Adelaide. Only 1 (...)
A couple goes hiking and tries to rekindle their relationship but when they get separated in the bush, they realise that sometimes you need to get lost in order to get found. (...)
Deep in a remote marshland three young biologists conduct research but when they encounter evil, science ends and survival begins. (...)
In this short film slot, Down Under Berlin serves its audience a fine selection of exquisite film nibbles. Bon appétit! The Last Stupid Thing Thomas Hudson | AUS | 2015 | Comedy, drama | 07:29 min | European Premiere 300 (...)
"Pop-Up" is a triptych of stories about people affected by one event: An unemployed father (Eugene Gilfedder) finds a camera containing a single photo of a woman's face. Smitten, he tracks her down. A Romanian immigrant (Clara Vod (...)
The Snip gets to the meat and potatoes of family pressure to have kids, and one man’s unique solution to overcome the problem once and for all. Part of the short film program “Aussie Shorts - Take 1“ on Fri (...)
In this short film slot, Down Under Berlin serves its audience a fine selection of exquisite film nibbles. Bon appétit! Foal Vanessa Gazy | AUS | 2015 | Drama | 24:02 min | German Premiere The Ern Malley Affair Rowena Pot (...)
A high school misfit with severe OCD forms an unlikely bond with a popular classmate through a shared passion for music and dance. MJ is the ridicule of his high school peers. His obsessive-compulsive need to avoid cracks in (...)
Four soldiers return to a home they don’t recognise and that doesn’t recognise them. (...)
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 (...)
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 f (...)
Teenager Mallory must humiliate her younger sister in order to not lose face in front of her clique. (...)
A young mother becomes trapped in her bathroom as she battles an uncontrollable attack of OCD. Kate, a young mother, enters the family bathroom to give it it’s weekly clean. While brushing her teeth, she notices her gums are (...)
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. (...)
Eight-year-old Jesse lives in a world of sadness and silence, stuck in a tiny caravan with his grief-stricken father. His friendship with a V8-driving transsexual gives Jesse hope for the future. (...)
Australia, 2028. A weary yet determined man obtains an illegal time-travel device and travels back into his past, attempting to stop the hit-and-run accident that paralysed his wife 15 years before. (...)
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 Se (...)
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… (...)
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'.