Down Under Berlin celebrates its 8th edition with the motto “Landscapes of Us”. It is an hommage not only to this year’s beautiful and haunting film landscapes that are a
Down Under Berlin celebrates its 8th edition with the motto “Landscapes of Us”. It is an hommage not only to this year’s beautiful and haunting film landscapes that are a visual treat for the eyes; it is also an invitation to our audience to explore the inner landscapes of the stories they represent – the personal, emotional, social, historical and political landscapes of Down Under.
2018 marks an amazing year for the female filmmakers’ voice, and Down Under Berlin is proud to take part in this long overdue movement with 50% of all films being made by women.
Addressing current topics such as masculinity and the treatment of Indigenous Australians, the festival opens with the critically acclaimed western Sweet Country by Warwick Thornton and closes with Pete Gleeson’s depiction of Australian country life in his bold documentary Hotel Coolgardie. Another angle is taken by Adrian Russell Wills’s celebrated documentary Black Divaz, just one example of LGBTIQ content within this year’s program.
Whatever your taste, the landscapes of Down Under Berlin 2018 will entertain and challenge you by what Australia and New Zealand lays out on their sleeve: their hearts.
Full program details: https://www.downunderberlin.de
**Tickets on sale soon – watch this space**
Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
20:00 Sweet Country (Opening Film)
Thursday, September 20th, 2018
18:30 Battle of the Shorts – AUS vs. NZ, Pt. 1
21:00 Battle of the Shorts – AUS vs. NZ, Pt. 2
Friday, September 21st, 2018
16:00 Aussie Shorts
20:30 The Pretend One
22:45 Black Divaz
Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
16:45 Symphony on Skis
18:45 Australian Short Film Today
21:15 Terror Nullius
23:00 Aussie Shorts
Sunday, September 23 rd, 2018
14:00 After the Apology
16:00 The Marshes
18:15 Kiwi Shorts
20:15 Hotel Coolgardie (Closing Film)
Can’t wait to see you there!
september 19 (Wednesday) - 23 (Sunday) CEST