Oct 22-31, 2021 – German Currents Film Festivals 2021

Celebrating its 15th edition, the annual German Currents Film Festival returns to the American Cinematheque and to the brand new Goethe-Institut space in the MacArthur Park neighborhood this October as a hybrid event with special in-person screenings and an exclusive selection of curated films presented in the German Currents virtual cinema. Audiences in Los Angeles, throughout California, and across the United States will again have the chance to view the best of current German cinema, including award-winning films and international festival favorites.
Festival Director and Director of the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles,
Mrs. Lien Heidenreich-Seleme says:
“German Currents has become a mainstay of Los Angeles’ cultural calendar and a highlight for film-goers throughout Southern California. As we return to theaters and in-person screenings this year, we are reminded of the power the cinema has to bring people together. This idea of the cinema as a space for community, dialogue, and exchange is at the heart of German Currents’ goal to present the best of current German films to a broad and diverse audience. We are excited about welcoming our audiences back to the theater to share and enjoy this experience together. With our virtual Cinema platform, introduced last year, German Currents was able to expand its outreach, offering us a unique chance to share the festival program with a larger audience and grow as a community of cinema fans.  We will once again present a diverse selection of thought-provoking films and discussions to our virtual cinema viewers for this year’s program. I look forward to welcoming everyone to German Currents 2021, and to experience the best in current German cinema with us.”
The festival takes place at Los Feliz 3 in Los Angeles, Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, Aero Theatre Santa Monica and with Virtual Screenings; all addresses and virtual info below.
The German Currents Film Festival is produced by the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles and the American Cinematheque in kind cooperation with the German Consulate General, and with the support of The Friends of Goethe, The Austrian Tourist Office, the German Film Office, and media partners Deutsche Welle.