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Film archive

The Goethe-Institute film catalogue comprises over 600 culturally relevant feature and documentary films available for research and loan. 


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Further Information

Beleuchteter, festlicher, vertäfelter Filmvorführraum Copyright: Maren Willkomm, Goethe-Institut
Our film catalogue contains ca. 150 films in DVD format and is regularly updated. Films can only be rented for non commercial screenings by cultural institutions, such as art galleries, film clubs, museums, as well as by educational institutions, such as schools, colleges and universities. The Goethe-Institut Johannesburg Film Archive caters for the entire Southern Africa. Private persons cannot lend out these films.

Before renting a film for the first time, please register with us.

In addition, we offer the following services:  
  • co-ordination of special film series
  • information on film festivals in Germany
  • information on international film festivals with German participation
  • Rental conditions

    Rules and legal conditions, transport, dates and deadlines, displays, etc.

  • Registration

    You have to register prior to your first order.

  • Order

    Please enter the required films with film numbers and titles in the provided form.


Film archive
119 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood 2193
Johannesburg, South Africa
Tel. +27 11 4423232
Bongani Njalo
Cultural Programs Coordinator
Josephine Heide
Cultural Programmes Coordinator