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.
Two young brothers accompany their lumberjack father to a forest campsite. Their relationship is tested when they venture into the woods, hunting a notorious possum named Scar. (...)
On the grounds of a former psychiatric hospital, a close-knit community of horror performers transform their lives at the most successful haunted attraction in the Southern Hemisphere. In this family, scaring is caring. “… (...)
A married couple is woken in the dead of night by a mysterious phone call. Unable to sleep, they are drawn into an unsettling examination of their fears and desires. (...)
A young female heroine challenges the traditional role of ‘femme fatale’ – a true force in her own right. (...)
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. (...)
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. (...)
Don’t miss out on the second reel of New Zealand short films at Down Under Berlin 2019! Feel a young mother’s struggle to fight an attack of acute OCD (One Day), learn about the importance of standing up for yourself and yo (...)
Acclaimed Choreographer Stephen Page brings Bangarra Dance Theatre’s outstanding work SPEAR to the screen. Using gesture and dance, Page’s feature film debut follows a young Aboriginal man named Djali (Hunter Page-Lochard) (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)
Propelled by new love, Dean (Eamon Farren) and Audrey (Claire van der Boom) embark on a formative adventure following the Australian Harvest Trail, but when Audrey goes missing, Dean discovers significantly more than he ever expec (...)
In this short film slot, the protagonists of these Australian and New Zeland short films discover their past, future and their inner truth. Deep Storage Susan Earl | AUS | 2016 | 14 min | International Premiere Without Cons (...)
An architect in the skies grows bored with his creation and decides to spice things up. (...)
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 Holme (...)
Isabelle, determined not to spend her 65th birthday alone, invites herself into the home of her new neighbour, a struggling mum in the middle of a nervous breakdown. (...)
This revenge fable offers an un-writing of Australian national mythology. As a radical critique of Australian masculinity, refugee policy and the treatment of Indigenous Australians it works entirely within and against the officia (...)
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 this short film slot, Down Under Berlin serves its audience a fine selection of exquisite film nibbles. Bon appétit! Kill Your Sons Amaan Hassen | AUS | 2013 | Drama | 19:43 min | English | International Premiere Bo Mi (...)
Alone and afraid, young Martin must navigate through a labyrinth of an uncertain future and a whirlwind of emotions, when an imaginary Rat leads him on an eventful and unexpected journey. (...)
A songwriter must decide which lines he’s willing to cross when a dark entity starts to provide him with musical inspiration in exchange for animal sacrifices. (...)
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'.