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With the best new films from Germany, this year’s program showcases festival favourites, works of auteurs as well as the brightest new talent. We have a sneak preview of some highlights.

The North Face Principle

Rainer Petek's path is leading almost vertically upwards for about 1200m: it’s the north face of the Grandes Jorass, one of the most difficult mountains in the Alps.
With the courage to try something new, the professional mountain guide accompanied many people for more than a decade through numerous extreme routes in the Eastern and Western Alps. Rainer Petek explains to our SBS correspondent Katharina Loesch...
March 21 is Harmony Day. Ernie Friedlander has contributed significantly to this Australian tradition. Throughout his life, the key experience of rescuing the concentration camp by a German soldier was his drive to bring understanding and...
In the second part of my interview with the Holocaust survivor, he talks about how it all started. However, we begin with the point in his life story, where we last stopped, the end of World War II, which he survived as a Jew in Hungary through...

Orlando bakes cakes

Most teenagers can’t even boil an egg. The 15-year-old Sydneysider Orlando Read bakes multi-tiered cakes. His passion began with a chocolate cherry cake, now his works are in high demand.

New Zealand pays tribute

New Zealand has paused for two minutes of silence to commemorate the 50 victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings.
Thousands of people gathered at Friday prayers in Hagley Park across from the Al Noor mosque, a week after a lone gunman entered and shot worshippers in the deadliest terrorist attack in the country's history....

Czech & Slovak Film Festival

Czech and Slovak film-making has a long tradition but  Australian audiences know little about it.
How do we cope with our loss, grief and anger, following the terror attacks on two mosques in Christchurch? Is it even possible to make sense of these and other mad events of the past months? Christian Froelicher asked German pastor Christoph...
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Wellbeing now. Anxiety

Anxiety disorder is a mental condition characterised by persistent, excessive worry. It is mentally and physically debilitating and affects adults and young people alike. SBS reporter Pamela Rauleder asked German hypnotherapist Nina Dewar in...
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Inge and Micha Giebeler run a sheep farm in Western Australia. The courageous couple came to Australia 40 years ago from Germany, with their two daughters. "It was the best decision we ever made", Inge says with a gentle smile.

Episode 118


What to do in Perth?

Perth is located in Western Australia and surrounded by beautiful beaches and nature.We spoke to three Germans  and asked them for their favorite hidden places in Perth.Inge Giebeler lives one a Shep farm.Peter Klinger loves Perths closeness...
The German-Australian Opera Grant (GAOG) is one of the biggest career chances for young emerging Australian opera singers. SBS German spoke to Artistic Director Uwe Eric Laufenberg in Wiesbaden to find out more. 
The Grant consists of a one-year employment contract with the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, complete with German language tuition at the Goethe-Institut, a return flight to Germany and $4500 cash.

Christchurch: How could it happen?

New Zealand is mourning the violent murder of 50 of its people, following a terror attack by a white supremacist at two mosques in Christchurch. We discuss the massacre and its fallout in a candid studio talk.