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Down Under Berlin would not be possible without the amazing support of our partners and the passion of our team, which is made up entirely of volunteers.
But just as importantly, Down Under Berlin relies on the ongoing support of its audience.

By supporting us financially you can help us to keep Down Under Berlin alive and growing, and thereby expand our platform for Australian and New Zealand filmmakers. Our team’s dedication to bringing innovative, original, and often unseen films to Berlin would not be possible without its audience sharing the same passion for cinema, and the same hunger and curiosity for talents from the other side of the world. 

The films we showcase often benefit from a German, European, or international premiere status here at the festival, making you their first audience in this part of the world. Many of the filmmakers we showcase go on to become successful internationally, after being part of Down Under Berlin.

What we do with your donation

Down Under Berlin uses your donation to put on the best film festival experience for you. Every cent you donate will be put into the festival, e.g. for:

  • Screenings fees and transport costs for exciting films that we can not afford otherwise
  • Ad campaigns and media cooperations to attract even more people to come to our festival
  • Fees for external service providers and artists such as graphic designers, DJs and photographers
  • Receptions and Special Events at which you can enjoy yourselves with a glass of wine and some nibbles
  • Travel allowance for filmmakers which gives you the opportunity to get to know the creators behind the films
  • Marketing material such as posters, program brochures and postcards which is a great memorabilia for you

“It’s great to see that there is so much support for Aussie films here in Berlin.” – An audience member (DUB 2016)

Down Under Berlin is run by the non-profit registered association Down Under Berlin e.V. which means that your financial donation can be claimed on your tax return in Germany. The festival will provide you with a receipt for your donation. Please contact us via if you need a receipt - or for any other questions you have about your donation!


If you would like to make a donation to Down Under Berlin, you can choose from these three easy options:

1. Donate via PayPal by clicking on the following button:


2. Donate via bank transfer using the following account details:

Down Under Berlin e.V.
IBAN: DE82 1203 0000 1020 051627
BIC: BYLADEM1001Account Number: 1020051627
Bank Code (BLZ): 12030000
Bank: DKB Deutsche Kredit Bank, Berlin
subject: Donation to Down Under Berlin


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