The Down Under Berlin film festival has been a vital hub for enthusiasts of Australian and New Zealand cinema and culture for five years now. Ranging from independent productions to blockbusters, from experimental student films to inspiring documentaries - diversity is the most important part of our program. See for yourself: Our 5th anniversary edition will be held 16-20 September 2015 at Moviemento Kino in Berlin. The festival’s Down Under focus is still an exception in Europe and absolutely unique in Germany. Last but not least: We treat our audiences like good mates: We let them decide who takes away the title for best film.
Just like our program, our audiences are pretty diverse. Down Under Berlin is a meeting point for a wild array of people, including:
In short, our festival caters to YOU and everybody who is interested in film and culture from Australia and New Zealand and excited by the idea of exploring little gems and fresh ideas.
Our festival started as a simple idea among friends. Over time our aspirations have grown, and so have the production costs. To put together an exciting and relevant program that's truly reflective of Down Under cinema we need to acquire bigger funds. This year we want to give Berlin a better Down Under Berlin than ever before.
Your support is needed! With your help we can continue to contribute to Berlin's movie culture by bringing poetic, visually stunning images, a distinct quirkiness, dark humor and authentic storytelling, which in their combination are unique to Australian and New Zealand cinema, to a screen near you. Down Under Berlin is so important since only few films from Down Under actually get a European release.
With your support we can realise the following ideas:
To put it in a nutshell: We want to use the budget to create an amazing 5th festival edition for all of us.
Down Under Berlin was established in 2011 and is a project of the not-for-profit association Down Under Berlin – Australian Film Festival e.V. We are about a dozen creative film addicts, who are dedicating our free time to bringing Australian and New Zealand film and culture to Berlin. To get to know us better and to find out what makes us tick watch our trailer at the top of the page or visit us at www.downunderberlin.de/our-team.
We appreciate your support immensely and would love to say thank you in person! Come along and celebrate our fifth anniversary with us this September and get to know Australia and New Zealand like you might have never before! #highfive