Minister of State for Culture and the Media

The Minister of State for Culture and the Media (BKM), Prof. Monika Grütters, is responsible for the German government's cultural and media-related affairs. Film support constitutes a central aspect of the BKM’s media policy - providing the legal and political framework for the German film industry and filmmakers, preserving the country’s film heritage, fostering the federal government’s economic and cultural support for the film industry and maintaining international relationships in the world of film.

As a globally renowned platform for filmmaking talent, Berlinale Talents exemplifies the idea of international cultural exchange and long-term support for cinema and its creative practitioners. As such, the Minister is proud to once again support the initiative as a principal partner in 2021.

The BKM social media team visited us for the following interviews with alumna Leonie Krippendorff, whose Script Station project "Cocoon" opened Berlinale Generation this year, and with two of this year’s participants, Maka Gogaladze from Georgia and Dominic Sangma from India.