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German Film Office

The German Film Office is an initiative of the Goethe-Institut and German Films. Based in New York, we collaborate with local partners to bring the best of contemporary and repertory films from Germany to US audiences.


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50 Years of GAPP

The German American Partnership Program is turning 50 this year! There is a lot to celebrate, including 50 years of bilateral exchanges, life-changing experiences, and lifelong friendships. Delve into the rich history of GAPP and stay up to date on upcoming anniversary events.


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Ludlow 38 Online Publication + Archive

Dive into the 11-year history of our Ludlow 38 art space & residency program. With contributions from our jury members, our curatorial residents, Goethe-Institut colleagues, artists, and Lower East Side neighbors.

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