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Best Of

With our annual "Best of" film series we revisit some of the most exciting, successful, and sometimes overlooked German films of the past few years.
From the documentaries to comedy, from drama to road movies, “Best of” is a 7-film series of recent gems and favorites of German cinema. 

A German Sound Exploration

The Los Angeles based dublab radio collective and the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles collaborated to offer a wide-spectrum survey of German sounds More...

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    German Courses & Examinations

    Learn about German courses and examinations in Los Angeles. More ...

    Media Lounge

    Learn more about society, politics, and culture in Germany. More ...


    Here you’ll find more information about our events in Los Angeles. More ...

    Summer Closure

    Please note that we will be closed from Monday, July 21st through Friday, August 8th 2014.
    We will reopen Monday, August 10th 2014 and look forward to welcoming you to many of our programs.

    You may download or view the print version of the current calendar of events here:
    Download SymbolCalendar of events Fall 2014  (PDF / 2.4 MB) More ...

    German Currents 2014

    Save The Date: October 9th-12th, 2014
    German Currents 2014-8th Annual Festival of German Film Los Angeles

    The Goethe-Institut Los Angeles and the American Cinematheque will celebrate the 8th edition of German Currents on October 9th -12th, 2014 at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.

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    Current Projects

    Deutschland denkt

    German Think Tanks   deutschenglishespañol

    There are many German researchers, but how do I find the scholarly experts I need for my current project?

    Film Catalog Media Lounge L.A.   deutschenglish

    Feature films and documentaries from classic to contemporary, entertainment to experimental, trash to treasure, the largest collection of German films in the US - your window to German Cinema.

    eLibrary   deutschenglish

    The eLibrary is the Goethe-Institut's virtual library - register to borrow digital media from the comfort of your home.

    Goethe-Institut USA

    Learn more about the activities of the Goethe-Institut in the USA !


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    Facts about Germany

    Reference book offering all sorts of up-to-date and reliable basic information about Germany

    German Currents 2014

    8th Annual Festival of German Film Los Angeles



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    2014 Gutekunst Prize for Young Translators

    The recipient of the 2014 Gutekunst Prize for Young Translators is Elisabeth Lauffer, for her translation from a novel by Veit Heinichen.