september, 2019

201928sep8:00 pmAussie Shorts - Take 2Diverse directors | AUS | 2018-2019 | 85 min | English | Diverse Premieres8:00 pm Country:AustraliaGenre:Comedy,Documentary,DramaPremiere Status:Berlin,European,InternationalFilm Tags:Filmmaker in Attendance,With Q&A

Film Info

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; Stille Nacht). But let’s start afresh: While a young girl is determined to find her missing best friend (To the Sea), an adolescent must face his father’s psychological deterioration (All These Creatures), a “real bloke” is not what he seems to be (A Rare Breed), a boy must decide whether or not he wants to save his mother from his fanatical stepfather (Sleepwalking), an Australian-German mother shares family secrets with her daughter (Stille Nacht) and a geeky youngster meets a mermaid (I F***d a Mermaid and No One Believes Me). 


To the Sea

Emily Dynes | AUS | 2018 | 13 min | Drama | English | European Premiere

When a strange disappearance rocks a tiny seaside town, a young girl remains determined to continue the search.

In attendance of director Emily Dynes. 

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All These Creatures

Charles Williams | AUS | 2018 | 13 min | Drama |English | Berlin Premiere

An adolescent boy attempts to untangle his memories of a mysterious infestation, the unravelling of his father, and the little creatures inside us all.

Cannes Short Film Palme d’Or winner.

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A Rare Breed

Thomas José Field | AUS | 2019 | 11 min | Documentary | English | International Premiere

Rural-bloke Rob is a world-renowned chicken breeder. He has travelled all over the world to exhibit his chicken, as well as his own body.

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Melissa Anastasi | AUS | 2018 | 20 min | Drama | English | International Premiere

A teenage boy must help his mother escape his fanatical stepfather, testing his loyalties and ideas about the outside world.

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Stille Nacht

Matthew R. Young | AUS | 2018 | 13 min | Drama | English | European Premiere

A widowed German-Australian mother finds answers to generational secrets as her gay daughter begins to face an unexpected pregnancy.

In attendance of director Matthew R. Young.

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I F***ed a Mermaid and No One Believes Me

Madeleine Gottlieb | AUS | 2018 | 15 min | Comedy

A not-quite-coming-of-age short film about a boy, his dad, a bottle of vinegar and a Mermaid.

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