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Film Archive

The Goethe-Institute film catalogue comprises over 600 culturally relevant feature and documentary films available for research and loan. 


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Beleuchteter, festlicher, vertäfelter Filmvorführraum Copyright: Maren Willkomm, Goethe-Institut

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Our collection contains a comprehensive survey of German film history, from expressionist films to the most recent features of contemporary German cinema.

All films are stored at the National Film and Sound Archive and are available on digital format (DVD and blue ray). The discs have English, Spanish and almost always German subtitles. The films are available for rental for non-commercial screenings by all cultural and educational institutions within Australia.
Films cannot be rented to individuals. 

In the online catalogue, you will find a short synopsis as well as information on the stylistic and historical context of the films. These texts are written by renowned film critics and can be used for program announcements free of charge. All texts are available in German, English and Spanish. 
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NFSA Contact Non theatric screening loans
Jedd Bishop
Senior Projectionist & Non-Theatric Loans Officer / Engagement
Tel.: +61 2 6248 2056

Gabriele Urban
Cultural Program Coordinator Melbourne
Tel.: +61 3 9864 8923