The Goethe-Instituts are the most active ambassadors of German film worldwide. No other “cinema” has more than two million viewers each year in over 80 countries. Roughly 2,500 film screenings take place each year at the 136 Goethe-Instituts: from classic silent films to the latest German box office hits.
Further activities such as seminars, workshops and advanced training courses for filmmakers in the host countries promote intercultural understanding and help to establish and expand the local film and media landscapes.
In cooperation with the German public television stations, the Goethe-Instituts worldwide show outstanding German TV films. Cooperation in the field of quality television is the focus in particular in threshold and transition countries. In addition, the Goethe-Institut works together with broadcasting companies in Germany and abroad on a number of national and international film and television productions.
Radio is gaining ever-greater attention – in part due to the new opportunities provided by the Internet. The Goethe-Institut therefore supports innovative radio projects.