German Film Fest 2016

Thank you for 15 Years of Celebrating German Cinema



Dear Movie Lovers,

We would like to thank you for your ongoing support for German cinema culture in Australia. We love film just as much as you do, and we feel privileged that we were in a position to bring all these movies, guests and events to theatres in Australia for 15 years.

After careful consideration and engagement, a joint decision has been made that the Goethe-Institut and German Films will discontinue the festival in 2017. We are going to focus on our year-round cooperation with Australia’s top international film festivals and other cinematic partners. There will be many opportunities to watch German films in the future. Last year more than 50 German films and co-productions were screened at international film festivals and cinemas across Australia. 2017 will be no different, just look at this year’s Sydney Film Festival which features 26 German films and co-productions.

To keep you in the loop about the highlights of German screen culture here in Australia we just launched our brand new online magazine “Kino in OZ”: www.goethe.de/kinoinoz. Australian film critic Sarah Ward will introduce upcoming German films including a list of theatrical releases and festival screenings in Australia.

We sincerely thank all our supporters, fans and sponsors and hope you will enjoy the many other opportunities to watch German films in Australia. As always, you can find information on film, dance, theatre, music, talks and many other events we organise on our website, on Facebook and on Twitter.

Your team at the Goethe-Institut Australia, June 2017

Useful Links:
Goethe-Institut Australia: Kino in Oz
Goethe-Institut Australia: School Film Festival
Goethe-Institut Australia: Collection at the National Film and Sound Archive
Goethe-Institut Australia: Events
Goethe-Institut Australia: Facebook
Goethe-Institut Australia: Twitter