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.

The Goethe Stage beneficiaries from late 2019 had the opportunity to premiere their short films in April 2020. In response to the genre’s popularity growth in Africa and potential in Namibia, short-film was chosen as the project’s focus.

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After an in-depth analysis and review of project proposals, Jenny Kandenge, Lloyd Winini and Namafu Amutse were selected to produce their short films with a production team from Namibia. Production and the premiere were delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The event at the National Theatre of Namibia was only open to invited guests.

director's comments video with Namafu Amutse - Mukumo

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director's comments video with Jenny Kandenge - The Game

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director's comments Video with Lloyd Winini - Sacred Places

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Dates for the next applications are to be announced.