Program Highlights

Atom Egoyan, Media Space, Goethe-Institut Toronto Photo: Goethe-Institut Toronto

Goethe Media Space

The Goethe Media Space showcases three to five artistic positions from Germany, Canada and beyond each year. It serves as a hub that focuses on pertinent developments in the current international arts and culture scene in Germany (including European and Canadian-German artists) and strives to open up the work that is hosted to an expanded intercultural dialogue.

Goethe Films, Toronto Photo: Goethe-Institut Toronto


GOETHE FILMS brings the best of German film to Toronto audiences. The series offers film lovers the opportunity to see a top selection of German contemporary arthouse film in Toronto’s premier cinema.

Inmitten der Zerstörung Inmitten der Zerstörung © Rami Bakhos


Throughout 2018, the Goethe-Institut Toronto welcomes international authors for readings & discussions on arriving and publishing in new cultures.

Dr. Deepali Dewan (ROM), Prof. Gerald McMaster (OCADU), and Goethe-Institut Toronto's Program Curator, Jutta Brendemühl, during Culture talks @ Goethe: Photography & the Exotic Other Photo: Goethe-Institut Toronto/Marko Kovacevic

Culture talks @ Goethe

Imagine a new kind of cultural talk show, cultivating fresh conversations with some of Canada’s and Germany’s most celebrated and innovative curators, culture makers, artists and commentators.

EUFF Toronto Photo: Goethe-Institut Toronto

European Union Film Festival Toronto

Founded in 2005 by and at the Goethe-Institut under the playful moniker “Eh! U Meet the Europeans” as a celebration of a diverse but joint cultural expression, the EUFF kicked off with an ambitious and enthusiastic program of 15 participating countries. 

Book ed. by Gerald McMaster & Joe Baker courtesy National Museum of American Indian

“Show Indians”: Heinrich Zille and the Exotic Other

A personal reading of Heinrich Zille’s photography by curator, artist, and scholar Gerald McMaster.

Frank Goosen @ Culture talks, Toronto © Goethe-Institut Toronto

Goethe-Institut Toronto presents HEIMAT NOW

This year we joined the conversation on the meaning of home and belonging with the GOETHE FILMS series “Heimat NOW” and a reading with German author Frank Goosen as part of Culture talks @ Goethe.

Germany @ Canada 2017

Germany @ Canada 2017

This year, the German Embassy and the Goethe-Institut are joining in the celebrations of Canada's sesquicentennial year with an exciting series of cultural events.

Schultze Gets the Blues Schultze Gets the Blues | Photo courtesy Filmkombinat

Press Release
Heimat NOW

TORONTO, January 30, 2017 – With a nod to #Canada150, the Goethe-Institut Toronto is joining
the conversation on the meaning of home and belonging with their latest Goethe Films screening series, Heimat NOW.

Gesche Joost, Open Minds, Toronto Photo: Goethe-Institut Toronto / Marko Kovacevic

Open Minds: Adapting to the Future

For Open Minds: Adapting to the Future, a 3-night conversation series in the summer of 2016, the Goethe-Institut Toronto invited international artists, experts & audiences to engage about risk, resilience & resources, featuring thought leaders including Angela Merkel’s digital advisor Gesche Joost.