‘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 greetings, we’ve put together a list of Australian and New Zealand short films screened at Down Under Berlin’s past editions. After finishing their run on the film festival circuit, these shorts were released online for those of us who’d missed them on the big screen.
Give yourself the gift of cinematic bliss this year, and enjoy this enthralling mix of films from Down Under – from award-winning shorts to festival darlings to the overall good stuff - Down Under Berlin Film Festival approved! The list includes 2018 Cannes Palme d’Or winner “All These Creatures” as well as “The World in your Window”, screened at the prestigious Tribeca, Busan, Clermont-Ferrand film festivals (and DUB 2017, obviously). Enjoy the dystopian “Waltzing Tilda” (featuring a foul-mouthed bunny), queer drama “Tasty” (inspired by a true event), and the side-splittingly funny “Free Therapy”. Better than the second serving of that holiday cake, promise!
Sci-Fi stop-motion animation by Brodie Stephenson | Down Under Berlin 2018
An employee with a decade-long work placement contract grows tired of the isolation in his underground station and attempts to find his freedom.
NO MONSTERS IN BERLIN
Drama by Kate Holland | Down Under Berlin 2017
When Jaya, an Indian woman living in Berlin, meets Muazz, a Syrian refugee and a student in her class, she discovers a connection that reveals the path towards her own healing – as well as his.
Fantasy drama by Emma Blakey & Jason Lance David | Down Under Berlin 2018
When a lonely fisherman takes in a Selkie woman who is unable to return to sea, an unsustainable love forms with devastating repercussions.
Eat, drink, watch short films, and be merry! 🎄
Auste Serapinaite is a Lithuanian journalist and filmmaker. After moving to Berlin, she was absorbed by the city's film festival scene and currently moonlights as Co-Director of Down Under Berlin.