Back to top


"Herzlich willkommen" movie goers, film aficionados and anyone in Australia who loves Kino with a German flavour! I am thrilled to invite you to the 2022 edition of the German Film Festival, back on the big screen and as before together with our trusted partner Palace and in collaboration with German Films.

This year’s Festival comes at a special moment as Germany and Australia celebrate 70 years of diplomatic relations – but connections between our people are of course much older, dating back way into the 18th century. Above and beyond the political partnership that has developed over the past seven decades, our relationship has always been grounded in close people-to-people and cultural contacts. And we love our movies!

So let me invite you to the best of German Cinema, with over twenty films screened in seven cities across Australia. Younger audiences may wish to explore KINO FOR KIDS, presented by the Goethe-Institut. Looking beyond our borders the programme also features co-presentations of Austrian and Swiss films. So get your ticket at the nearest participating cinema, take your seats and enjoy the show…

Dr Thomas Fitschen
Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany.