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German Federal Foreign Office

The German Federal Foreign Office has supported Berlinale Talents since 2004. In addition to political and economic relations, cultural relations – including education – are one of the three cornerstones of German foreign policy and have a proven, long-term impact. With its worldwide network of representatives, the German Federal Foreign Office allows Berlinale Talents to reach an even wider range of potential participants and stakeholders.

Both Berlinale Talents and the German Federal Foreign Office believe in fostering cultural diversity, cross-cultural exchange and open dialogue, thus creating a solid foundation for international understanding and cooperation. The German Federal Foreign Office also supports Berlinale Talents as a means of showcasing Germany as a centre of world-class education and as the home of a vibrant creative and cultural scene.

In 2022, the German Federal Foreign Office hosted one of our Talents Tanks, a new, inspiring networking and design thinking format. The sessions were recorded live by graphic designer Sophia Paeslack. More about the Structure and Results of the inspiring five-day-journey of the Talents Tanks here. We look forward to continuing our shared path for 2023.

Thanks to additional funding from the German Federal Foreign Office, the special programme World Cinema Fund Africa was started in 2016.

Learn more about the German Federal Foreign Office here.

Irmgard Maria Fellner at Talents Tanks 2022.
Irmgard Maria Fellner at Talents Tanks 2022.
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The Talents Tanks 2022 © Sophia Paeslack
The Talents Tanks 2022 © Sophia Paeslack
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