Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media Monika Grütters has extended Dieter Kosslick's contract as Director of the Berlinale until May 31, 2019.
Dieter Kosslick assumed directorship of the Berlin International Film Festival in May 2001. Since then, he has enriched the festival with numerous innovations and initiatives, established the EFM (European Film Market) as one of the most important film markets worldwide, and firmly rooted German film within the Berlinale.
"I'm very pleased that I'll be helping shape the profile of the Berlinale for another five years. I thank Federal Government Commissioner Monika Grütters and the KBB Board of Directors for their great support and confidence in my work," says Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick.
November 19, 2014