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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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Since 1972 the German American Partnership Program (GAPP) facilitates enriching cultural exchanges between schools in the U.S. and Germany. Our program inspires intercultural understanding, promotes German language instruction, and fosters new and lasting friendships in the U.S. and Germany. 

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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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