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About Down Under Berlin

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The Down Under Berlin film festival has been a vital hub for enthusiasts of Australian and New Zealand cinema and culture since 2011. Ranging from independent productions to blockbusters, from student or professional short films to inspiring documentaries – diversity is the most important part of the program. The festival’s Down Under focus is still an exception in Europe and absolutely unique in Germany. Besides the annual festival Down Under Berlin hosts events throughout the year.

Down Under Berlin is a project by the non-profit association Down Under Berlin e.V.

German:

Ob Independent-Streifen oder Blockbuster, Kurzfilme von etablierten oder aufstrebenden Filmemachern und Dokumentarfilme – Down Under Berlin versorgt die Hauptstadt mit der vielfältigen Filmkultur aus Australien und Neuseeland. Seit 2011 ist das Down Under Berlin Filmfestival der Anlaufpunkt für Enthusiasten des australischen und neuseeländischen Kinos und das größte Event seiner Art in Europa. Jedes Jahr wählen die Besucher des Festivals ihre Favoriten in den Kategorien “Bester Film” und “Bester Kurzfilm”.

Down Under Berlin – Australian & New Zealand Film Festival ist ein Projekt des gemeinnützigen Vereins Down Under Berlin e.V.

About the Festival 2017

English:

From 13-17 September 2017, Down Under Berlin presents captivating feature and short films and compelling documentaries at Moviemento Kino in Berlin-Kreuzberg! The motto for this year “Looking Beyond” means allowing new truths and new perspectives into our realities, and this year’s program encompasses our motto through a diverse range of topics: Science fiction that proposes an innovative way to experience the world, relationships thought lost are given a new chance, and vulnerabilities reveal the true nature of those around us.

German:

Vom 13. bis 17. September 2017 begrüßt Down Under Berlin – Australian & New Zealand Film Festival sein Publikum erneut im Moviemento Kino in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Unter dem Motto “Looking Beyond” begeistert das diesjährige Festivalprogramm mit einer faszinierenden Auswahl an Spiel-, Kurz- und Dokumentarfilmen, die einen Blick hinter das alltägliche Leben, in die Vergangenheit und unbekannte (Zukunfts-)Welten werfen. Dies kann erschreckend oder auch erheiternd sein – und führt oftmals zu einer Reise zu sich selbst.

Festival Images & Film Stills

Please refer to our Flickr account for a selection of official Festival Images & Film Stills.

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5 September 2017

Australia vs. New Zealand: Short Film Battle! 

We have created the ultimate short film marathon; with a bit of friendly competition to make it an event you won’t want to miss!

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17 August 2017

European premiere on festival opening night & feature film highlight

Down Under Berlin opens on Wednesday, 13 September 2017, with European premiere “Jasper Jones” by Rachel Perkins and presents feature film highlight and European premiere “OtherLife” on Friday, 15 September 2017.

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9 August 2017

Down Under Berlin 2017 Program Announcement: “Looking Beyond”

From 13-17 September 2017, Down Under Berlin takes its audience at Moviemento Kino on a journey to other worlds, into the past and towards new futures.

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13 September 2016

Announcing additional screening of “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”

The German premiere of the New Zealand comedy “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” (2016) at Down Under Berlin is already sold out. Due to high demand the festival has scheduled an additional session.

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8 September 2016

German premiere of “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” with special guests

On 18 September Down Under Berlin will celebrate the German premiere of much acclaimed hit comedy “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” (2016) by Taika Waititi which will be attended by the New Zealand Ambassador and the film’s producer Carthew Neal.

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5 September 2016

Berlin-based Startup LUUV is official prize sponsor 2016

The Tech Startup LUUV is partnering up with Down Under Berlin and will sponsor the official prizes for the recipients of the Down Under Berlin audience awards 2016.

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25 August 2016

Australian documentary sheds light on psychological repercussions experienced by refugees

On 18 September Down Under Berlin will host a special event: The documentary “The Drowned Dreams” (2015) by Farshid Akhlaghipour which will have it’s European premiere at the festival will be followed by a talk with a guest speaker.

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9 August 2016

Down Under Berlin 2016: Program Announcement

Expect a whirlwind of emotions as Down Under Berlin returns to Moviemento Kino from 14 – 18 September 2016.

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22 June 2015

A Call for Mates

Down Under Berlin turns 5 and launches a crowdfunding campaign to maintain its role as one of the most vital platforms for Australian and New Zealand culture in Europe.

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6 March 2015

Māori-Film Night – Short Films from New Zealand

In cooperation with Central cinema and the National Museums in Berlin Down Under Berlin presents the Māori Film Night – Short films from New Zealand on 14 March 2015 at 6 pm.

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1 September 2014

Europe’s largest festival of Australian film celebrates home in Berlin – Full festival program available

As the Australian community in Berlin is growing so is the capitol’s festival for Australian film: In its 4th year, Down Under Berlin has developed into the largest festival for Australian film in Europe.

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1 August 2014

Down Under Berlin launches Europe-wide photo contest

The Australian Film Festival has joined with travel comparison website GoEuro to host the Europe-wide photo competition, Photos of Down Under.

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17 July 2014

A special night under the Berlin sky: Down Under Berlin hosts first Open Air Australian Film Night

On August 8, the largest Australian film festival in Europe presents the award-winning cult comedy 100 Bloody Acres (2012) by directors Colin and Cameron Cairnes.

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9 August 2013

“The Taste of Australia!” – Down Under Berlin publishes its new festival trailer and the complete program for 2013

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18 July 2013

Program preview: Cultural border crossings in everyday life

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19 April 2013

Announcing the 2. Down Under Berlin Film Night

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17 September 2012

Audience numbers have tripled in comparision to the first festival installment

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13 September 2012

Toomelah opens 2nd Down Under Berlin - Australian Film Festival before a sold-out audience

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31 August 2012

Down Under Berlin: Filmmakers who are present during the festival

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28 August 2012

The supporting program is now complete

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21 August 2012

Franz Schulz assumes patronage of Down Under Berlin

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10 August 2012

“Toomelah” will open 2nd Down Under Berlin – Australian Film Festival

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26 July 2012

New Zealand films to premiere at Down Under Berlin

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10 July 2012

Announcement of the 2nd Down Under Berlin - Australian Film Festival

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27 February 2012

Down Under Berlin presents “Animal Kingdom” at 1st Australian Film Night

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18 September 2011

Successful completion of the first Down Under Berlin film festival

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6 September 2011

Attending film makers & guests

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2 September 2011

Complete festival program announced

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30 August 2011

Down Under Berlin finishes section "Aboriginal Australia" with the closing film "Cracks in the Mask"

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26 August 2011

Down Under Berlin, Amnesty International and Survival International together open the section "Aboriginal Australia"

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18 August 2011

Frances Hill is "be Berlin"

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16 August 2011

Down Under Berlin festival programm now available

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29 July 2011

Premiere of Down Under Berlin – Australian Film Festival

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16 September 2017

BERLINER MORGENPOST

Heute im Kino - I am Heath Ledger


14 September 2017

GLOBAL FRONT ROOM

Blog post about the Down Under Berlin festival

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14 September 2017

TAZ.PLAN

Kinotipp - Pecking Order


14 - 20 September 2017

ZITTY

Sunday Kinotipp - I am Heath Ledger


12 September 2017

OZLÄNDER

Podcast Interview - Frances Hill with hosts Mala Ghedia & Angus McGruther

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12 September 2017

FLUX.FM

Radio Interview - Frances Hill & Sabrina Wittmann on Stadt.Land.Flux.


6 - 13 September 2017

ZITTY

Tagestipp announcing Down Under Berlin festival dates


6 - 13 September 2017

ZITTY

Kino - Die Aussies kommen


September 2017

KIEZ UND KNEIPE

Preview - Filme von den Antipoden


September 2017

EXBERLINER PREVIEW

Dispatches from Down Under


September 2017

EXBERLINER CALENDAR

Down Under Berlin

16 September 2016

CRITIC.DE

Review of festival closing feature “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”

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13 September 2016

CRITIC.DE

Review of festival opening film “Spear”

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13 September 2016

CRITIC.DE

Announcing the Down Under Berlin 2016 program

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12 September 2016

FLUX.FM

Frances Hill and Sabrina Wittmann talk about Down Under Berlin 2016 during the “Morningshow am Nachmittag”

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12 September 2016

BERLINER FIMFESTIVALS

Australiens Beste – Rezension des Festivalprogramms 2016

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9 September 2016

FORUM MAGAZIN

Interview with Frances Hill and Sabrina Wittmann

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8 September 2016

EXBERLINER

Films by “Aus”länder

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8 September 2016

WE ARE MOVING STORIES

Interview with Frances Hill about Down Under Berlin and the upcoming festival

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20 August 2016

RADIOEINS

Down Under Berlin’s Berit Becker talks about their program at the 4th Long Night of Berlin Film Festivals

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15 August 2016

IF

The best AFTRS shorts set to become in-flight entertainment

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30 July 2016

FESTIVAL REVIEWS

Interview with Frances Hill about goals and achievements of Down Under Berlin

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9 May 2016

THE CULTURE TRIP

Down Under Berlin is “one of the city’s most fun film festivals”

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last updated 15 December 2015

WIKIPEDIA

Culture in Berlin

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last updated 1 October 2015

TIP

Down Under Berlin 2015

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18 September 2015

BERLINER ZEITUNG ONLINE

What to do this weekend

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17 September 2015

NPR BERLIN

3 Things to do this Weekend

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17 September 2015

KULTURRADIO

Interview with Frances Hill and Berit Becker

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17 September 2015

AN ENGLISH MAN IN BERLIN

Review of Opening Film Elixir

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16 September 2015

VISITBERLIN

Pick of the Day – Down Under Berlin

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15 September 2015

FLUX.FM

Interview with Frances Hill and Berit Becker

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15 September 2015

BERLINER FILMFESTIVALS

“Einblick in die Gegenwart des australischen und neuseeländischen Films”

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15 September 2015

CRITIC.DE

Down Under Berlin 2015

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30 September 2014

ALEX TV

Down Under Berlin

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10 September 2014

BLN.FM / CINERAMA

Interview with Frances Hill and Berit Becker

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6 February 2014

UPSTART

Aussies flocking to Berlin

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25 September 2013

UPSTART

Down Under Berlin showcases new Australian cinema

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12 September 2013

STIL IN BERLIN

Discover This: Down Under Berlin

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9 September 2013

NEUKOELLNER.NET

Fern ab von Australien / Interview with Australian musician Anna Morley

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September 2013

GREEN TEA BERLIN

Interview with Frances Hill, Ulrike Schmiedtke and Berit Becker

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18 August 2011

MULTICULT.FM

filmhighlights: Interview with festival founder Frances Hill

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