Dialoge 20-13 - Kolkata von Sasha Waltz / Padmini Chettur / Mahler Chamber Orchestra Photo: Martin Wälde

Living Culture

We foster bilateral cultural exchange programs between Germany and the Philippines. We initiate film series, exhibitions, concerts, seminars and festivals, always with the goal to facilitate artistic production, reception and reflection involving actors from both countries.

Current Projects

Better Health Through Better Understanding © Goethe-Institut

Science Film Festival 2021

The Science Film Festival Philippines 2021 is now online! Stream our FREE selection of 35 Science Edutainment Films until December 03, 2021!
Vote for your favorite films and get a chance to win an Apple iPad Pro and other gadgets for your online classes!

Sound of X © Goethe-Institut / Foto: Benny Suhendra Panjaitan / Design: Group De Jour

Listen Closely
Sound of X

How can we reconnect with the spaces we live in, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic? The artists of Sound of X propose answers as they explored their sonic environment. The resulting video soundscapes offer a unique experience of our cities.

4th German Film Week Ph © Marco Nagel / Studio Canal
4th German Film Week

A showcase of award-winning movies, carefully selected from the latest releases in Germany offering a wide selection of movies, reaching from action, comedy, romance, and to movies dealing with contemporary European politics.

Networking Travel to Germany © Goethe-Institut

Art Spaces & Collaborative Projects
Networking Travel to Germany

Focusing on art spaces and collaborative projects, this program aims to create an environment in which every participant can thrive and unlock their full potential, which in turn will finally lead to a long-term exchange and cooperation among its participants.

HUB Residency © HUB Make Lab

Residency Program
HUB Residency

A one-month residency to work with creative entrepreneurs and like-minded individuals in the bustling metropolis of Manila.

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Tara na sa Germany!

An online guide for Filipinos migrating to Germany who want to know more about Filipinos and their experiences with German culture.

Paris, Texas © Wim Wenders Stiftung

Wim Wenders Retrospective

A showcase of some of the best works of well-acclaimed German filmmaker, Wim Wenders, who among Herzog and Fassbinder was a principal member of the New German Cinema of the 1970s. ​

Wanderlust Küche - Manila
Wanderlust Küche: A Culinary Dialogue

A culinary summit between Germany, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand under the motto Tafeln ohne Grenzen (Tables without Borders).

Nahaufnahme Manila 2018

A programme which enabled cultural journalists in the print, online or radio media to swap their workplaces with a colleague abroad for three to four weeks.

Tanzconnexions © Goethe-Institut

A dossier aiming to give insights into and information about contemporary styles of dance in the Asia-Pacific region and in Germany.

Designers United: Architecture for Reconciliation © SoFA Design Institute

Designer's United
Architecture for Reconciliation

A collaboration of the Goethe-Institut Manila and the SoFA Design Institute for young architects to imagine how and whether the spaces and forms we create can stimulate dialogue and interaction.

we will have been young_Days spent with pretend family © Dennese Victoria

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 Georgetown, Malaysia. 

Anders Hören © Goethe-Institut Indonesien

Anders Hören

The Goethe-Institut has embarked on a journey of discovery in South-East Asia to explore new ways to adopt and promote classical music.