The Federal Foreign Office has supported Berlinale Talents since 2004. Alongside 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. The Federal Foreign Office’s worldwide network of German representatives gives Berlinale Talents access to a wide range of participants by distributing promotional materials through their channels. In addition, the Federal Foreign Office is the main partner of Talents Durban.
Both Berlinale Talents and the 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 Federal Foreign Office also supports Berlinale Talents as a means of showcasing Germany as a centre of world-class education and the home of a vibrant creative and cultural scene.