Goethe Stage
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.

Goethe Film Award ©Schoettger 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: 

  • Goethe Stage 2019 Goethe web ©Goethe-Institut Namibia 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.