Berlinale: Press Releases

Press Releases 2003

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Aug 19, 2002:
Reconception of the Berlinale 2003 and an Initiative for the Public

The 53rd Berlin International Film Festival will be held from February 6 to16, 2003. By deciding to present the Berlinale for 11 days, Festival Director Dieter Kosslick wants to bring out the distinctive profile of this major film event.

The Berlinale is also to be made even more attractive to the public. On Sunday, the last day of the Festival, a selection from the Berlinale program will be rescreened city-wide. “Our biggest problem at this year’s Festival was also our most marvelous one: long lines at the box-offices and packed theaters. Now audiences will have a better chance of seeing Berlinale films during the Festival”, Dieter Kosslick commented on this initiative.

In 2003, the prizes for the films in competition will be awarded a day earlier, on Saturday evening, February 15, in the Berlinale Palast at Potsdamer Platz.

August 19, 2002