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

German TV-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. 

Housebound - Jens Pecho © Jens Pecho

Media Art
The Viral City

In August 2020, we invited video artists from Canada and Germany to submit their ideas on the topic "The City in Times of the Virus". From the numerous submissions, our jury of experts has selected eight works from Canada and Germany that tackle this topic in a critical, humorous, experimental, and creative way. 


Film Scene


Shoah © Claude Lanzmann

Introductions to Shoah

In January 2020, the Goethe-Institut Montreal showed the film "Shoah" by Claude Lanzmann in its entire length of about 9 hours in three parts in cooperation with the Cinématèque Québécoise. Each screening was preceded by an introduction by an expert. These texts are now available.

Film Series

A Lonely City Film © Lona Media

Loneliness in the City

Cities can mean connectivity and community or boredom and loneliness, they are projections of dreams and disappointment, places of becoming or despair.  The GOETHE FILMS series “Loneliness In the City” features three fresh cinematic perspectives with multiple angles on the interplay between our well-being and our physical environment. For more information click the link below.

Systemsprenger (EUFF 2020) © kineo Film

Achtung Film!

Achtung Film!, the Goethe-Institut’s monthly film series, will be presented the first Thursday of every month at the Cinéma du parc in Montreal. The focus remains contemporary German cinema in all its diversity and richness, from fiction to documentary, established to emerging filmmakers, from entertaining to challenging films.

Gundermann Peter Hartwig / Pandora Film


Goethe-Cinema, the Goethe-Institut Ottawa’s monthly film series, will be presented on a Friday at the Amphitheater, Saint-Paul University in Ottawa (please see programmation for exceptions). 

Magical Mystery DCM/Gordon Timpen, SMPSP

Cinéma Goethe

With the Goethe-Institut’s new series in Québec City, Cinéma Goethe, cinéphiles will be able to keep abreast of contemporary German cinema in all its diversity from fiction to documentary, emerging to established filmmakers, entertaining to challenging films. Presented at Cinéma Cartier once a month on the second Wednesday of each month.


Aren’t You Happy?, de Susanne Heinrich © Edition Salzgeber


The "Überblog" of the Goethe-Institut Montreal contains, among other things, a number of reviews matching the film programme.

Blog: German Film @ Canada Design: Stefanie Allekotte

German Film @ Canada

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