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The Goethe-Institut promotes cultural exchange between Germany and Myanmar. We initiate film series, exhibitions, concerts, seminars and festivals which involve bilateral artistic production, reception and reflection.

Sasha Waltz - Dialog© Martin Wälde


Kinofest ©Goethe-Institut

February 18 - March 31, 2022

German Film Festival 2022: KINOFEST is the first German Film Festival organized by 8 Goethe Characters in Southeast Asia. The film festival was held online on the Goethe-On-Demand online film platform. The 12 films are shown online throughout the entire Southeast Asia region and are translated into 5 languages: English, Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian, Burmese. 

SFF Myanmar 2021 ©Science Film Festival Myanmar

Knowledge Through Entertainment

Goethe-Institut Myanmar is organizing the 10th Edition of the Science Film Festival in Myanmar. Like 2020, the Science Film Festival Myanmar will take place from 06 November to 05 December 2021 virtually.

Reconnect2021 ©Goethe-Institut Myanmar

Open Call
Reconnect 2021

A second round of the Goethe-Institut Myanmar’s RECONNECT Cultural recovery Fund is open now. The program supports visual artists, writers and poets, filmmakers, musicians, theatre and performance artists, cultural activists, and freelance researchers in the arts and cultural sectors. 

Science Film Festival - Sustainable Development Goals © Science Film Festival

Sience Film Festival 2020

The Science Film Festival will take place online between 28 November and 10 December 2020. Please register here to receive the link to the films and the password that enables you to stream the films free of charge. 

Reconnect © Goethe-Institut Myanmar


The Goethe-Institut Myanmar wants to thank all applicants for the RECONNECT cultural program 2020/2021.We will support about 22 projects 2020 and another 20 in 2021. 

Leipzig international art programme © Goethe-Institut

Pazifik - Leipzig

In collaboration with LIA (Leipzig International Art Programme) the Goethe-Institute offers artists from Southeast Asia a three-month residency at the Art and Culture Centre Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei.

Science Film Festival © iStock Sarayut

Film Festival

In cooperation with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the festival aims to expand the conversation on the issues central to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through an international selection of films on science, technology and the environment.

We will have been young © CCTang_Obscura

We will have been young

An exhibition on youth and future in Southeast Asia, is the result of the Southeast Asian Photography Masterclass by Jörg Brüggemann and Tobias Kruse (Ostkreuz Photographers’ Agency) during the Obscura Festival of Photography 2016 and 2017 in Malaysia. Afterwards it travelled to Germany and Bangkok, then to Yangon.