German film festival 2022

2022 German Film Festival

Check out this year's German Film Festival and you may win a double pass to the film of your choice.

This year's German Film Festival will be from 24 May to 22 June in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Brisbane and Byron Bay.

Presented by Palace cinemas, in collaboration with German Films, the full program features a standout selection of 26 films.

These include New German cinema direct from European festivals, a celebratory retro sidebar, Kino for Kids and new Austrian and Swiss cinema.

The festival opens with A Stasi Comedy (Stasikomödie), a fresh release direct from Germany starring festival favourites David Kross and Tom Schilling and set in Communist East Berlin in the early 1980s.

Ludger (played by Kross) is hired by the Stasi to infiltrate a subversive countercultural movement in the district of Prenzlauer Berg.

After falling in love with the mysterious Nathalie and sleeping with his first target, Corinna, Ludger ends up living two lives – one as an underground poet and one as a Stasi agent – both of which eventually come back to haunt him 30 years later.

Award-winning director Franziska Stunkel will attend the festival in Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney as a special guest to present her new film, The Last Execution.

Based on a true story of the last death sentence in the socialist DDR (East Germany), the film premiered at Filmfest Munich 2021 where it was awarded the prize for new German Cinema.

The Goethe-Institut is pleased to present the popular sidebar, Kino for Kids, films especially curated for children, teens and families.

For more information on the German film festival 2022, visit

There are three double passes to be won. Just answer these two questions and email your answers to me at

What is the opening film of the German Film Festival? 

Who is the award-winning director who will be attending the fesival in Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney?

The closing date is 5pm on Monday, May 23, 2022.

Winners will be announced on the website and tickets will be emailed to you.

Viel Gluck!