Berlin in KL this September will enter its second round. We will screen four iconic movies dealing with topics that formed Berlin. Every Thursday the viewer will be able to encounter the city’s development starting with M and closing with Far Away, So Close!.
The Freedom Film Fest carries the theme “Mend The Gap” and draws inspiration from the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which states that “no one should be left behind”. The festival will feature more than 50 films, 15 thematic talks and workshops and will play host to filmmakers and activists from Germany, France, US, Taiwan, Indonesia, Cambodia, Philippines, Myanmar and Singapore.
The Goethe-Institut’s Close-Up programme enables cultural journalists to swap their workplace with a colleague abroad. This October to November radio journalist Cora Knoblauch from rbb will be swapping workplaces with Ali Johan, producer at BFM Kuala Lumpur.
The Year of Germany in the United States, sponsored by the German Foreign Office, implemented by the Goethe-Institut and supported by the Federation of German Industries (BDI), will begin on 3 October in Washington DC. Under the motto “Wunderbar together,” more than 1,000 events are planned in all of the American states. Now, the Year of Germany will be presented to the German public for the first time.
Natasha Ejaz is one of three South Asian musicians participating in this years "Border Movement residency". The residency program, which is supported by the Goethe-Institut, gives the musicians the opportunity to come to Berlin for three months. Natasha Ejaz is living in the Holzmarkt and performed at the Pop-Kultur festival in Berlin.
The 84th World Library and Information Congress hosted by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) took place in Kuala Lumpur in 2018. The Goethe-Instituts in Southeast Asia participated in the congress with a joint bööth in which libraries and associations from Germany were represented.
EUNIC Malaysia is a network of National Institutes for Culture from the member states of the European Union in Malaysia, which aims to contribute to cultural diversity inside and outside of the EU and to strengthen cultural dialogue and exchange.
The Science Film Festival Call for Entries 2018 is now closed and selections are ongoing in all participating countries. The festival received a record breaking 278 films from 24 countries this year. We thank all filmmakers and producers for their entries and participation. The official selection will be announced in August.