We recommend …

Here’s a regularly updated link list of websites (German and English) we like and recommend you to check out:

Children films at filmdienst.de

From free streaming services provided by public authorities to library services and paid streaming services.

Link list of the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF)

Online video libraries of numerous national film libraries, including the YT Selection of the US Library of Congress and Japanese animated film classics from the National Film Center, Tokyo.

Grandfilm on Demand

Not quite cheap, but hand-picked: Discover independent film productions from home with the streaming service of the independent film distributor Grandfilm in support of arthouse cinema.


Film festival in times of Coronavirus:

Programme makers from Cannes to Tallinn send 7 short films on the topic of “Dystopia” to the online competition every week. The offer is free of charge. Voting and donations welcome!

Library portal Filmfriend.de

Film streaming for members of public libraries: Films sorted by genres, countries, themes and more. Highlight movies of the week: “Good movies for bad times”

Virtual Tours through the Animation Studio

From Frankfurt’s Osthafen to the screen at home – in real time: from 29 March, the animation studio Trickfilmland is offering bookable online tours for a voluntary fee. Learn how to do trick effects and try them out at home.

The Anti-Netflix: ByNWR

Director Nicolas Winding Refns Quarterly magazine of filmic counterculture: restored historical B-movies with thematic guest contributions.

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Museum Video Portal museumsfernsehen.de

The portal bring together freely available videos from German-speaking museums and currently compiles an overview of current online cultural offerings under the hashtag #Closedbutopen