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

Kinofest Banner © Goethe-Institut

The German Film Festival

The annual festival for current German cinema returns fully offline for the first time after the pandemic! A variety of thought-provoking visions from current German film directors awaits you this October 19 to 22, 2023 at the Gateway Cineplex 10.

SFF 2023 © Goethe-Institut

Science Film Festival

The Science Film Festival is a celebration of science communication in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America: In cooperation with local partners it promotes science literacy and facilitates awareness of contemporary scientific, technological and environmental issues through international films with accompanying educational activities.

Snare for Birds

Snare for Birds is the collaborative research art project of Kiri Dalena, Lizza May David, and Jaclyn Reyes, curated by Marika Constantino and Iris Ferrer. It inquires into the tangents of the country’s colonial past, archiving and its impacts on being Filipina.

Bauhaus Listening to the World © Graphic Design: Iris Buchholz

Listening to the World – 100 Years of Radio

This 2023, radio in Germany turns 100 years old. To mark this anniversary, the project "Listening to the World - 100 Years of Radio" has been launched as a cooperation between the "Experimental Radio" at the Bauhaus University Weimar, the Goethe-Institut, Deutschlandfunk Kultur and the House of World Cultures.

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.

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.

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.

Popcast © Goethe-Institut | Illustration: DOON 東

Current Music from Germany

Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop, Electro: Every month this podcast presents new music from Germany below the radar to adults and young people interested in music. Quality pop made in Germany, also available for download by subscription.