Director of the Perspektive Deutsches Kino section Alfred Holighaus will be taking on new tasks this coming year: in January he will join the management of the Deutsche Filmakademie e.V., though he will still carry out his curatorial duties at the Berlinale 2010.
In summer 2001, Holighaus was appointed the Berlin International Film Festival’s commissioner for German film by Festival Director Dieter Kosslick. In autumn of the same year, he became the curator of Perspektive Deutsches Kino, that new Berlinale section launched by Dieter Kosslick.
Alfred Holighaus has made this section for new, relevant and forward-looking German cinema a popular, integral part of the festival, appreciated by both the industry at home and abroad.
“It has been a pleasure working with Alfred Holighaus to give German film a strong position at the Berlinale. He has done a fantastic job. We are all looking forward to collaborating with him in his new position at the Filmakademie,” says Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick.
November 13, 2009