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  DUB is taking a break... See you in 2022!   Down Under Berlin Film Festival won't take place this year, but we are looking forward to being back in 2022 with the best of Australian and New Zealand films up our sleeves!                        Dear friends, It’s been a hot (...) Stateless © Ben King   Films and Series from Down Under at Berlinale 2020   It’s the most wonderful time of the year for film lovers around town: the 70th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival – Berlinale – starts today, and films from Australia and New Zealand once again have a strong pres (...)   Season's Greetings & A Little Something Extra   ‘Tis the season to be jolly – and to watch awesome Australian and New Zealand short films! Merry everything and happy always - all of us at DUB headquarters wish you a joyful holiday season 2019! In addition to the season’s gre (...)   Attending Filmmakers & Receptions 2019   Join Down Under Berlin 2019 for Q&As with attending film folk and some delicious treats at our Opening and Closing Night receptions! In 2019, Down Under Berlin again welcomes several makers of the brilliant films on offer (...)   Island of the Hungry Ghosts – Program Highlight 2019   Down Under Berlin is proud to present Gabrielle Brady’s extraordinary multi-award-winning documentary, Island of the Hungry Ghosts, in attendance of co-producer Julia Niethammer. Premiering at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, an (...)


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  DUB at the 7th Long Night of the Film Festivals   The Long Night of the Film Festivals returns for its 7th edition in the heart of Berlin on August 24th 2019. Down Under Berlin joins the fun with a line-up of its best short films from last year’s program. [siteorigin_widget c (...)   Closing night 2018 - Hotel Coolgardie   For our closing night, we are proud to screen Hotel Coolgardie - a documentary that represents another side of Australian culture that most people won’t experience. Described as both shocking and jaw-dropping, you’ll need to co (...)   It's on again! The Battle Of The Shorts: AUS vs NZ!   It's that time of year again! Down Under Berlin is pleased to announce the line up for this year's epic Battle of The Shorts competition Thursday, September 19. Do not miss it! Those of you who attended last year's first-eve (...)   DUB at the 6th Lange Nacht der Berliner Filmfestivals   For the 6th year in a row Down Under Berlin is part of Festiwelt’s Long Night of The Film Festivals in Berlin on August 18th. We are very excited about our program this year. But first, a little backstory - Festiwelt is THE ne (...)   5th Long Night of the Film Festivals – Berlin   The 5th Lange Nacht der Filmfestivals – Long night of the film festivals in Berlin…….what the what? Which film festival? Well, ALL OF THEM! What is it? The (...)


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  Expat Filmmakers in Berlin – Aaron Lucas   For Aussie filmmaker Aaron Lucas, the decision to move to Berlin in June 2018 was very spontaneous – he didn’t know anyone here, didn’t speak German, but it still seemed like a great idea. Well, we’ve seen Free Therapy – his fi (...)   Expat Filmmakers In Berlin - James Watkins   Our next Expat Filmmaker in Berlin heralds from the Australian surf scene and now runs his own music production company, helping filmmakers score their films with his music licensing platform startup called gnarles, based in Be (...)   Expat Filmmakers in Berlin - Eloise Walker   New to Berlin but already making a splash in the filmmaking industry is Eloise Walker, the director of DUB 2018 short film 'Lemons', and our next Expat Filmmaker In Berlin. Eloise is from Sydney and trained at the University o (...)   Expat Filmmakers in Berlin - Arthur Gay   Our next expat filmmaker in Berlin was only in town for 4 months before he headed back to his homeland of NZ, but the amount that Arthur Gay accomplished here in that time is inspiring.  After completing a Bachelor of performin (...)   Expat Filmmakers in Berlin - Stuart McBratney   Our next Expat Filmmaker in Berlin is no stranger to Down Under Berlin: we screened his film Pop-Up in 2016 and since then we've been waiting for him to submit his next big feature...sounds like it's in the works. Brisbane bas (...)