Rediscover the Past - Support the Future

The mission of the DEFA Foundation is to preserve the films of DEFA, the former East German film studios, and oversee their use for the public good as part of Germany’s national cultural heritage. By allocating project funds, scholarships, and awards, the Foundation contributes to the support and sponsorship of German film culture and film art.

The Foundation has also gathered oral history documents of contemporary witnesses, Cintec-Archive, the Thomas Grimm Archive of Contemporary Witnesses and interviews with DEFA-artists produced by order of the DEFA-Foundation.

    Funding Deadlines

    31. March
    30. September


    Aktuelle Spieltermine der DEFA-Filme / Screening dates

    Termin nach Outlook importieren Hans Röckle und der Teufel
    Fr. 03.04.2015 um 05:40 Uhr
    Das Erste
    Termin nach Outlook importieren Schneeweißchen und Rosenrot
    Fr. 03.04.2015 um 16:50 Uhr
    Termin nach Outlook importieren Hasenherz
    So. 12.04.2015 um 12:15 Uhr

    DEFA for children

    Here you can find children's films,exciting stories and a lot of cool games.


    Das singende, klingende Bäumchenspiel