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Film archive

Films can be researched and rented for use in cultural and educational mediation via the Goethe-Institut's film catalogue. The total offer includes more than 650 DVDs of feature films, animated films and documentaries. Most titles are available in original language versions with German, English and/or French subtitles.


Production Year (1900 to 2021)
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Beleuchteter, festlicher, vertäfelter Filmvorführraum Copyright: Maren Willkomm, Goethe-Institut

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 Goethe-Institut Montreal and are available on digital format (DVD and/or BluRay). The discs have English, French and almost always German subtitles. The films are available for rental for non-commercial screenings by all cultural and educational institutions in Canada. 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. Texts are available in German and English.
We also offer the following services:    

  • Film suggestions for retrospectives or on a certain subject or filmmaker
  • Film screenings in the multimedia space/screening room of the Goethe-Institut Montreal (DVD and BluRay)
  • Rentals of the Goethe-Institut's multimedia space/screening room


  • Rental Conditions

    Rules and legal conditions, transport, dates and deadlines, displays, etc.


Goethe-Institut Montreal
Tatiana Braun
1626, boul. St-Laurent
Montréal, H2X 2T1
Tel. +1 514 499 0159

Goethe-Institut Toronto
Nina Wichmann
100 University Ave,
North Tower, Suite 201
Toronto, M5J 1V6
Tel. +1 416 593 5257 ext. 202