The Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM), Minister of State Prof. Monika Grütters, MdB, is responsible for cultural and media-related matters of the German federal government. 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 supporting filmmakers, Berlinale Talents exemplifies the idea of international cultural exchange and long-term support of cinema and creative talent, which the Federal Commissioner will continue to support as a principal partner in 2019.