DUB is taking a break… See you in 2021!

Down Under Berlin Film Festival won't take place this year, but we are looking forward to being back in 2021 with the best of Australian and New Zealand films up our sleeves!                       

Dear friends,

It’s been a hot minute since you last heard from us – we miss you, and we hope you’re doing well in these trying times!

What have we been up to since COVID-19 hit? Pretty much just powering through the daily uncertainty... Fueled by the hope that life will return to normal soon so that we can finally celebrate what we love most – film. Without distance and restriction, bitte – Down Under Berlin style.

As this is still not the case, with very heavy hearts we’ve decided to not hold the festival this year. It would’ve been the 10th edition of Down Under Berlin. It doesn’t feel right to celebrate this milestone without filling Moviemento Kino to the brim with film lovers – or without having filmmakers from Australia and New Zealand to introduce their work to our crowd. Otherwise, the festival atmosphere (which we can’t get enough of!) just wouldn’t be the same.

And taking the festival online was never an option – Down Under Berlin has always been a place for people to come together.

We hope you can understand and support our decision. We will keep you updated on any news regarding the future of Down Under Berlin. Be safe, stay healthy, and keep on keeping on. We’ll see you at the movies!

Much love,
Your DUB Team

Header image © Aleksandar Pasaric