The Goethe-Instituts are the most active ambassadors of German film worldwide. No other “cinema” has more than five 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. Not only reception, but in particular production by users themselves plays an increasing role. The Goethe-Institut therefore supports innovative radio projects. Activities in listening culture will be more increasingly anchored in the future programme work of the Goethe-Institut.
In cooperation with Deutsche Welle and other broadcasters, the Goethe-Institut offers workshops for radio journalists in particular in developing and threshold countries. Seminars and panels focus on organizational, content-related and social aspects of radio. In addition, the Goethe-Instituts present German radio play productions in the scope of audio art festivals.