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Musikrückblick 2023 © Dan Cristian Pădureț on Unsplash

The German Music Scene
Retrospective 2023

The German music scene reinvented itself in many ways in 2023. We look back on a year that was (among other aspects also) musically eventful, in which new collaborations emerged, new technological paths were broken and there were some surprising discoveries to be made between tradition and innovation.

Ausschnitt Los Angeles Mural by Tristan Eaton Artist: Tristan Eaton, Photo ©Lord Jim

Snapshot: Los Angeles

Los Angeles and street art were made for one another. The second largest city in the United States is a sprawling metropolis that is well known for its cultural diversity and ties to the film industry.

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Popcast | April 2024
The latest music from Germany

... every month in our Popcast. This time with Einstürzende Neubauten, Lucas Croon and many more!


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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. 

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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!

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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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Goethe on Demand

On Goethe on Demand, the streaming platform of the Goethe-Institut, we present a variety of online film programs, film festivals and film series that can be streamed from home. 

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Achtung Film!

Achtung Film!, the Goethe-Institut’s monthly film series, will be presented at the beginning of every month at the Cinématèque Québécoise. The focus remains contemporary German cinema in all its diversity and richness, from fiction to documentaries, established to emerging filmmakers, from entertaining to challenging films.

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Cultural Promotion

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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 archive contains more than 650 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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