Welcome to the German Film Learning Initiative. Here you will find video presentations, teaching material, study guides and useful links to key German films. All the material has been developed by postgraduate students at universities across the UK. We hope you find the site useful and recommend it to your friends and colleagues! You can find out more about the project in the About section.
We have lots of Films, some of which you may be studying or teaching, and others which you might not have seen yet. All the presentations are designed to address key topics on the A-Level syllabus so, even if you are not studying an individual film, the presentations and supporting materials will allow you to develop your understanding of key topics such as German national identity, regions of Germany, social issues and German history. We also have a series of Debates and Discussions if you want to explore these areas further.
If you want to explore key themes in German cinema further, why not check out the Resources Area? Here you can read and download information about the key developments in the history of cinema, important film movements in Germany and help on understanding how to analyse a film. The Vocabulary section will also introduce you to key film terms in German and English.
Finally, if you have found this site useful, we would love to hear from you. You can send us your comments by clicking on the Feedback tab.
We hope you enjoy the site!