FOKUS, Films from Germany in Scotland

Goethe-Institut Glasgow in collaboration with GSSN From 9-31 January 2024, the Goethe-Institut presents the eighth edition of “Fokus, Films from Germany” showcasing German cinema from contemporary films to DEFA classics in collaboration with the GSSN and festival partners all over Scotland. Films are screened free of charge and in German with English subtitles. The full Scotland-wide festival programme can be found here.  In collaboration with the St Andrews Film Society as … Read more

Images at Work: Labour and the Moving Image

International Conference at King’s College London, 22-23 June 2023 We are thrilled to announce the final programme of our conference on labour and film organised by Laura Lux (KCL) and Georgina Le Breuilly (KCL) in collaboration with the GSSN. The Images at Work conference takes its inspiration from this juncture of old and new. It builds on the long-established political history and theory around labour – especially that associated with German critical thought, such … Read more

“Translating German Film History”

“Queering the quotidian: Queer phenomenological approaches to ‘lowbrow’ entertainment“ The latest issue of the Frames Cinema Journal features the dossier “Translating German Film History” in collaboration with the GSSN. As it states in the Editor’s intro: “GSSN co-director Paul Flaig offers his very own translation of a short text by the Dadaist artist Raoul Hausmann, titled Filmdämmerung/Twilight of Film (1929), alongside an introduction serving to situate Hausmann’s work alongside those of his fellow avant-gardists, … Read more


Film Screening + Q&A Wednesday 16 November 2022, 5.15 pm (Free tickets) Join Dora Osborne (Department of German) for a screening of FINSTERWORLD (2013) (Cert: 12) followed by a Q&A with director Frauke Finsterwalder, and author Christian Kracht, who co-wrote the screenplay with Finsterwalder. The event is run in association with the German Screen Studies Network. The tragicomic fairytale film FINSTERWORLD (2013) dives into questions of German identity. It explores … Read more

New German Cinema Series, The Garden Cinema (London, 14/9 – 15/11/22)

Don’t miss the New German Cinema series presented by The Garden Cinema (London) from 14 September to 15 November 2022 in partnership with the German Screen Studies Network. The series explores West German cinema of the 1960s and 1970s along the example of eight key films realised between 1972 and 1979. The programme features films by Wim Wenders, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Werner Herzog, Margarethe von Trotta and Volker Schlöndorff, all … Read more

Documenting Socialism Workshop: East German Documentary Cinema (St Andrews 30/5-1/6)

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming GSSN workshop, generously supported by the the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as part of the Promoting German Studies Project, “German Screen Studies Network (GSSN): Media, Cultures, Histories” (Dora Osborne / Paul Flaig). Please note that all papers will be live-streamed via MS Teams. All timings are UK (GMT time). The workshop is open to all who wish to attend in person or … Read more