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Arts

„Reflect and Inspire“ von Marcel "Sel" Blanco © Marcel "Sel" Blanco, Photo: Lord Jim

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Water

The mystical element that everyone likes but only appreciates when it’s missing. Stories about water can be fun, funny, tragic, or informative — and so our street art blog series about the liquid element has become just as diverse — with contributions from Canada, Germany, Mexico, and the USA.

Where the Wild Tunes Are © Tobias Schrank

Music festivals in Germany
Where the Wild Tunes Are

Music festivals are an integral part of the German cultural landscape, and for many Germans they are among the most enjoyable activities of the year. Get to know some of the most interesting ones - acoustically and in images!

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Popcast

Im Dezember © Farben-man

Popcast
in December

The latest music from Germany - every month in our Popcast. This time with Die Cigaretten, Robert Görl and many more!

Literature

Lisez l'Europe © Colourbox

European literature in Montreal
Lisez l'Europe

"The meeting place for European books" consists of a group of European cultural institutions whose mission is to present in Montreal a contemporary perspective on European literature. 

Fliegende Seiten © Shutterstock

Focus
Current Literature in Germany

The literary scene in Germany is as diverse and colorful as the population. Be it groups of young writers or magazines in very small, self-published editions, find out more about exciting things from the German literary scene!

Junge Lesende © Oriol San Julian at Shutterstock

Focus
Literature for Young Readers

Reading promotes development, expands both language vocabulary and horizons, and stimulates the imagination. It helps to understand others and discover new worlds. On this page, we present great new publications for young readers from the German-speaking world.

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Cinema

Serienfieber Illustration einer Hand mit Fernbedienung © Colourbox / Image editing Goethe-Institut Los Angeles

German Series in Canada
Binge Fever!

Television “Made in Germany” is having a golden moment with the rise of international streaming services. German series that appeal to global audiences through smart and original writing, diverse themes, talented lineups and opulent productions have never received so much attention. 

Blog: German Film @ Canada Design: Stefanie Allekotte

German Film @ Canada blog

Follow our festival news, reviews and background stories on the latest in German film.

Gebrochene Tabus © AF Films

Film series online
Broken Taboos

To mark the 75th anniversary of DEFA, the series presents five films by filmmakers from the GDR. They deal with social problems such as housing shortages, unemployment, criminality, and non-conformist youth and music culture. As special historical documents, the selected films provide a socially critical insight into life in the GDR.  

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Cultural Promotion

Joy Ritter and Lukas Steltner © Mike Rafail

Residency programs

A residence abroad gives artists the opportunity to gather valuable experience and inspiration for the further development of their work. 

Goethe-Institut translation funding Photo: Goethe-Institut/Loredana La Rocca

Translation funding

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

Film archive © Goethe-Institut / Foto: Bernhard Ludewig

Film archive

Our film catalogue contains ca. 450 films in DVD format (PAL). Films can be rented for non commercial screenings by educational institutions, such as schools, colleges and universities, as well as cultural institutions, such as art galleries, cinematheques and museums. 

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