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Chances © Karim Farah


We would like to highlight a range of residency programs, financing possibilities, mentoring opportunities, co-production calls, and other chances from our networks that may interest the artists and cultural practitioners in the Gulf region.

NAAS Film Program, Series "Green Reel: Films for a Sustainable Future"

We are excited to announce the film program NAAS which is a collaboration of several cultural institutions in the UAE, including the Embassy of Canada to the United Arab Emirates, the Embassy of France in the United Arab Emirates, the Goethe-Institut Gulf Region, the Italian Cultural Institute of Abu Dhabi, and in partnership with Manarat Al Sadiyyat.


We are pleased to announce that the German Language Gulf Film Festival will be taking place for the fourth consecutive year! Following the great successes of previous editions, the festival returns to celebrate the fascinating world of German-language cinema.

Culture and Society

Targmat:na Targmat:na


targmat:a is a literature project that showcases selected newly published German books which have been suggested for translation into Arabic by a jury of experts.

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Germany #Nofilter

The magazine for German learners, German teachers and everyone interested in Germany: Stories about everyday life, career and studies, information about German cities, tips and trends.

Jeem Logo © Jeem


Jeem.me is a website about gender, sex and sexuality in Arabic-speaking countries, which provides users with information, articles and stories in Arabic.

Mirath © Goethe-Institut


Mirath:Music is a regional touring sound-exhibition about the cultural heritage music in North and Northeast Africa and West Asia.The exhibition takes an experimental curatorial approach using the participating artists’ individual takes on the subject and playing with musical elements from different times and places.


Goethe-Institut Ayudas a la traducción © Goethe-Institut/Loredana La Rocca

Translation funding

Our translation funding programme supports the publication of books by German authors in another language.

Goethe-Institut Onleihe Foto: Goethe-Institut/Loredana La Rocca


The eLibrary is a digital service offered by the Goethe-Institut Cairo library for the Gulf Region which allows you to borrow digital media.

Illuminated, festive, paneled screening room © Maren Willkomm, Goethe-Institut

Film archive

The film archive in Cairo comprises approximately 150 films (DVD and 35mm), which we make available free of charge to cinematheques, film clubs, film festivals, cultural and educational institutions for non-commercial screenings.