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Goethe on Demand (Key Visual): Scene from the film "The Ordinaries".© Bandenfilm

Film Streaming Platform
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. More information about the alternating film series can be found here. The films are presented in original language with subtitles. They are accessible online and free of charge after registration.

Advisory: The films are recommended for viewing by people aged 18 years and above.

Current film series

Yesterday - Today - Tomorrow  © Goethe-Institut

Yesterday - Today - Tomorrow

Over the next few months, Goethe on Demand will be offering nine films about Germany's past, present and future. From villagers caught up in the events of the Second World War and missing girls in the East German provinces to anti-Semitism, real estate speculation, belonging and environmental disasters – the films show a broad spectrum of topics that concern German society yesterday, today and tomorrow.

  • Yesterday (available from January 15 to February 14)
  • Today (available from February 15 to March 14)
  • Tomorrow (available from March 15 to April 14)

Goethe on Demand: Filmseries “City, Country, River” (Key Visual) © UFA Fiction 2018 / Schuldenberg Films, Smina Bluth / Basthorster Filmmanufaktur

Goethe on Demand: A cinematic journey through Germany
City, Country, River

The film series City, Country, River takes us through the diversity of German cities, villages and landscapes with a selection of twelve feature and documentary films. The films focus on regions and places away from the well-known big cities, inviting viewers to take a multi-layered look at the realities of life in Germany.

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