The Manfred Durniok Foundation supports Berlinale Talents by helping to offset the travel expenses of Southeast Asian Talents. It also hosts an anual reception for them.

The Manfred Durniok Foundation is a non-profit entity established to promote cultural exchange between Germany and Asia, to grant scholarships and award prizes, and to give financial support to events, projects and cross-cultural gatherings. The Berlin-based filmmaker and producer Manfred Durniok, who passed away in 2003, had a deep passion for Southeast Asian culture. His daughter and heir, Ayano Teramoto, established the foundation in his memory.

Manfred Durniok Foundation