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Down Under Berlin film festival has been a vital hub for enthusiasts of Australian and New Zealand cinema and culture since 2011. As Europe's leading festival for Australian and New Zealand film, it ranges from independent productions to blockbusters, from student and professional short films to inspiring documentaries – diversity being one of the cornerstones of the program.

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


Seit 2011 versorgt Down Under Berlin die Hauptstadt mit der vielfältigen Filmkultur aus Australien und Neuseeland und ist Anlaufpunkt für Filmbegeisterte aller Nationen. Als Europas führendes Festival zum australischen und neuseeländischen Film bietet es jährlich ein breitgefächertes Programm aus Independent-Filmen, Blockbustern, Kurzfilmen von etablierten und aufstrebenden Filmemachern sowie inspirierenden Dokumentarfilmen.

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

From 26-29 September 2019, Down Under Berlin returns to Moviemento Kino for its 9th edition. Under the motto “EmBrace Yourself”, this year’s festival program once again features extraordinary Antipodean film talents while shining a light on essential and captivating, yet often untold or marginalised stories of mental illness, love and grief, social and personal responsibility, family and age. Also celebrating the quirky side of Aussie and Kiwi cinema, audiences can expect a wide range of feature films, documentaries and a carefully curated short film program.

Program highlights include the premieres of critically acclaimed opening film Stray by Dustin Feneley, closing night hit documentary Mystify: Michael Hutchence by Richard Lowenstein and award-winning documentary Island of the Hungry Ghosts by Gabrielle Brady. Additionally, the festival presents fresh films such as indie comedy Maybe Tomorrow by Caitlin Farrugia and Michael Jones, gritty drama Greenfield by Julius Telmer, alongside the best and latest short films from Australia and New Zealand, including 2018’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner All These Creatures by Charles Williams.


Vom 26. bis 29. September 2019 kehrt Down Under Berlin für seine 9. Ausgabe ins Moviemento Kino zurück. Unter dem Motto "EmBrace Yourself" präsentiert das diesjährige Festivalprogramm erneut außergewöhnliche Filmtalente aus 'Down Under' und beleuchtet dabei so wichtige wie einnehmende, aber oft marginalisierte Geschichten rund um um psychische Erkrankungen, Liebe und Trauer, soziale und persönliche Verantwortung, Familie und Alter. Das Publikum erwartet ein breites Spektrum an Spiel- und Dokumentarfilmen sowie ein sorgfältig zusammengestelltes Kurzfilmprogramm, das auch die schräge Seite des australischen und neuseeländischen Kinos zelebriert.

Zu den Programmhighlights gehören die Premieren des von der Kritik gefeierten Eröffnungsfilms Stray von Dustin Feneley und des Publikumslieblings und Abschlussfilms Mystify: Michael Hutchence von Richard Lowenstein sowie der preisgekrönte Dokumentarfilm Island of the Hungry Ghosts von Gabrielle Brady. Darüber hinaus präsentiert das Festival junge Filme wie die Indie-Komödie Maybe Tomorrow von Caitlin Farrugia und Michael Jones, das mutige Drama Greenfield von Julius Telmer sowie die besten und neuesten Kurzfilme aus Australien und Neuseeland, darunter 2018 der Gewinner der Goldenen Palme in Cannes All These Creatures von Charles Williams.

Program
The full festival program 2019 can be found here: https://www.downunderberlin.de/program-2019/

Tickets

Tickets available online www.moviemento.de or directly at the cinemas

  • Moviemento Kino, Kottbusser Damm 22, 10967 Berlin
  • Kino Central, Rosenthaler Str. 39, 10178 Berlin
  • Kino Toni & Tonino, Antonplatz 1, 13086 Berlin

Ticket Prices 

  • Regular: 9 €
  • Reduced: 8 €
  • 5-Ticket-Pass (transferable): 35€ (only available at Moviemento Kino)

Venue
Moviemento Kino
Kottbusser Damm 22
10967 Berlin
www. moviemento.de

U8 Schönleinstraße or U7/U8 Hermannplatz; Bus M41 or M29 to Hermannplatz

Awards
Audience Award for "Best Film" and "Best Short Film".


Programm
Das vollständige Festivalprogramm finden sie hier: https://www.downunderberlin.de/festival/program-2019

Tickets

Tickets online erhältlich unter www.moviemento.de oder direkt an den Kinokasse

  • Moviemento Kino, Kottbusser Damm 22, 10967 Berlin
  • Kino Central, Rosenthaler Str. 39, 10178 Berlin
  • Kino Toni & Tonino, Antonplatz 1, 13086 Berlin

Ticketpreise 

  • Regulär: 9 €
  • Reduziert: 8 €
  • 5er-Ticket-Pass (übertragbar): 35€ (nur im Moviemento)

Ort
Moviemento Kino
Kottbusser Damm 22
10967 Berlin
www. moviemento.de

U8 Schönleinstraße oder U7/U8 Hermannplatz; Bus M41 oder M29 bis Hermannplatz

Awards
Publikumspreise (Audience Awards) "Bester Film" und "Bester Kurzfilm"

Upcoming photos of the festival will be uploaded on to our Facebook page. For high-resolution photos and film stills, please contact us via press@downunderberlin.de. For past festival photos and stills, please visit our Flickr account.
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24 July 2018 Down Under Berlin 2018 Program Announcement: “Landscapes of Us” From 19-23 September 2018, Down Under Berlin will celebrate 'Down Under' in all its glory at Moviemento Kino with a special spotlight on female filmmaking, Indigenous stories and a strong line-up of critical films.  Download PDF (EN) Download PDF (DE)
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! Download PDF (EN) Download PDF (DE) Download Film Stills
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. Download PDF (EN) Download PDF (DE) Download Film Stills
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. Download PDF (EN) Download PDF (DE) Download Film Stills
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. Download PDF (EN) Download PDF (DE) Download Film Stills
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. Download PDF (EN) Download PDF (DE) Download Film Stills
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. Download PDF (EN) Download PDF (DE)
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. Download PDF (EN) Download PDF (DE) Download Film Stills
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. Download PDF (EN) Download PDF (DE) Download Film Stills
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. Download PDF (EN) Download PDF (DE)
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. Download PDF (DE)
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. Download PDF (EN) Download PDF (DE)
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. Download PDF (EN) Download PDF (DE)
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. Download PDF (EN) Download PDF (DE)
9 August 2013 “The Taste of Australia!” – Down Under Berlin publishes its new festival trailer and the complete program for 2013 Download PDF (EN) Download PDF (DE)
18 July 2013 Program preview: Cultural border crossings in everyday life Download PDF (EN) Download PDF (DE)
19 April 2013 Announcing the 2. Down Under Berlin Film Night Download PDF (EN)
17 September 2012 Audience numbers have tripled in comparision to the first festival installment Download PDF (EN) Download PDF (DE)
13 September 2012 Toomelah opens 2nd Down Under Berlin - Australian Film Festival before a sold-out audience Download PDF (EN) Download PDF (DE)
31 August 2012 Down Under Berlin: Filmmakers who are present during the festival Download PDF (EN) Download PDF (DE)
28 August 2012 The supporting program is now complete Download PDF (EN) Download PDF (DE)
21 August 2012 Franz Schulz assumes patronage of Down Under Berlin Download PDF (EN) Download PDF (DE)
10 August 2012 “Toomelah” will open 2nd Down Under Berlin – Australian Film Festival Download PDF (EN) Download PDF (DE)
26 July 2012 New Zealand films to premiere at Down Under Berlin Download PDF (EN) Download PDF (DE)
10 July 2012 Announcement of the 2nd Down Under Berlin - Australian Film Festival Download PDF (EN) Download PDF (DE)
27 February 2012 Down Under Berlin presents “Animal Kingdom” at 1st Australian Film Night Download PDF (EN) Download PDF (DE)
18 September 2011 Successful completion of the first Down Under Berlin film festival Download PDF (DE)
6 September 2011 Attending film makers & guests Download PDF (DE)
2 September 2011 Complete festival program announced Download PDF (DE)
30 August 2011 Down Under Berlin finishes section "Aboriginal Australia" with the closing film "Cracks in the Mask" Download PDF (DE)
26 August 2011 Down Under Berlin, Amnesty International and Survival International together open the section "Aboriginal Australia" Download PDF (DE)
18 August 2011 Frances Hill is "be Berlin" Download PDF (DE)
16 August 2011 Down Under Berlin festival programm now available Download PDF (EN) Download PDF (DE)
29 July 2011 Premiere of Down Under Berlin – Australian Film Festival Download PDF (DE)

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August 2019

Berlin.de

Kultur-Tipp

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15 August 2019

Australien Panorama

Australian News: 9. Down Under Berlin - Australian & New Zealand Film Festival

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10 June 2019

SBS Radio

Radio interview with festival directors about the upcoming 9th festival edition

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13 September 2018

Exberliner

Antipodean angst: Down Under Berlin

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7 September 2018

Forum Magazin

50 Prozent der Filme sind von Frauen

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Goethe Institute

Blog article: Interview with festival directors


SBS

Podcast: Interview with festival directors


Alex TV

TV: Interview with DUB filmmaker Eloise Walker

TV: Interview with festival directors


Siegessäule

Online: Banner
Print: Tagestipp and Picture of Black Divaz


Please contact press@downunderberlin.de for more information.

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

Link


15 September 2015

BERLINER FILMFESTIVALS

“Einblick in die Gegenwart des australischen und neuseeländischen Films”

Link


15 September 2015

CRITIC.DE

Down Under Berlin 2015

Link

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

Link


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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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

Link


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

Link


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”

Link


13 September 2016

CRITIC.DE

Review of festival opening film “Spear”

Link


13 September 2016

CRITIC.DE

Announcing the Down Under Berlin 2016 program

Link


12 September 2016

FLUX.FM

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

Link


12 September 2016

BERLINER FIMFESTIVALS

Australiens Beste – Rezension des Festivalprogramms 2016

Link


9 September 2016

FORUM MAGAZIN

Interview with Frances Hill and Sabrina Wittmann

Link


8 September 2016

EXBERLINER

Films by “Aus”länder

Link


8 September 2016

WE ARE MOVING STORIES

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

Link


20 August 2016

RADIOEINS

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

Link


15 August 2016

IF

The best AFTRS shorts set to become in-flight entertainment

Link


30 July 2016

FESTIVAL REVIEWS

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

Link


9 May 2016

THE CULTURE TRIP

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

Link

last updated 15 December 2015

WIKIPEDIA

Culture in Berlin

Link


last updated 1 October 2015

TIP

Down Under Berlin 2015

Link


18 September 2015

BERLINER ZEITUNG ONLINE

What to do this weekend

Link


17 September 2015

NPR BERLIN

3 Things to do this Weekend

Link


17 September 2015

KULTURRADIO

Interview with Frances Hill and Berit Becker

Link


17 September 2015

AN ENGLISH MAN IN BERLIN

Review of Opening Film Elixir

Link


16 September 2015

VISITBERLIN

Pick of the Day – Down Under Berlin

Link


15 September 2015

FLUX.FM

Interview with Frances Hill and Berit Becker

Link


15 September 2015

BERLINER FILMFESTIVALS

“Einblick in die Gegenwart des australischen und neuseeländischen Films”

Link


15 September 2015

CRITIC.DE

Down Under Berlin 2015

Link

30 September 2014

ALEX TV

Down Under Berlin

Link


10 September 2014

BLN.FM / CINERAMA

Interview with Frances Hill and Berit Becker

Link


6 February 2014

UPSTART

Aussies flocking to Berlin

Link

25 September 2013

UPSTART

Down Under Berlin showcases new Australian cinema

Link


12 September 2013

STIL IN BERLIN

Discover This: Down Under Berlin

Link


9 September 2013

NEUKOELLNER.NET

Fern ab von Australien / Interview with Australian musician Anna Morley

Link


September 2013

GREEN TEA BERLIN

Interview with Frances Hill, Ulrike Schmiedtke and Berit Becker

Link

information not available

18 August 2011

MULTICULT.FM

filmhighlights: Interview with festival founder Frances Hill

Link

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