Funding Local Art Projects
The Goethe-Institut Namibia is known for promoting cultural engagement by fostering dialogue through the arts and is through Goethe Stage seeking new and local art projects.
This development and training programme has since 2017 funded over 20 projects that manifested various exhibitions, plays and workshops. The assistance of a dedicated and professional panel of judges makes Goethe Stage more than a grant; beneficiaries receive guidance throughout the process.
Goethe Stage is in 2019 however different – only one phase of applications and grants was held and with a focus on one genre: short films.
After an in-depth analysis and review of project proposals, the following short films were chosen by the independent jury:
- Jenny Kandenge – Trapped – Amy wakes up next to her boyfriend and two strangers trapped in a room that gets hotter by the hour. How will they escape?
- Saara Amutse – If She Could See You – The story of a 16-year-old boy and how he deals with being queer.
- Lloyd Winini – Sacred Places Secret Faces – Five friends get lost in a cave and must face the ruthless guardian.
The chosen films will premier in April 2020.