Festival Director Dieter Kosslick in response to a letter signed by a group of German directors concerning the future of the Berlinale:
“I can understand that these directors want transparency when it comes to the process of reforming the Berlinale. Its future is a matter of great importance for all us. Minister of State and Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media Prof. Monika Grütters will be in charge of any proceedings.
My contract ends on May 31, 2019. The Supervisory Board has asked me to submit a proposal for the potential restructuring of the Berlinale. I will do so - and this proposal will be totally independent of me personally”.
November 24, 2017