Berlin Film Festival Director Dieter Kosslick Extends Contract Until 2019

Arno Burgi/Newscom

The festival on Wednesday confirmed that Kosslick will be staying put, ending months of speculation that the beloved director would be leaving the Berlinale after his contract expires in 2016

Berlin Film Festival director Dieter Kosslick has extended his contract and will stay on as boss of Germany's biggest film festival until at least 2019.

The festival confirmed on Wednesday that Kosslick will be staying put through March 2019 via a contract extension, ending months of speculation that the beloved director would be leaving the Berlinale after his current contract expires in 2016.

Read more Darren Aronofsky Named Berlin Film Festival Jury President

Kosslick, who has run the A-list festival since 2002, is largely credited with reviving the Berlinale and, with the expansion of Berlin’s European Film Market, making it a can’t-miss event for the international movie industry.

Twitter: @sroxborough

comments powered by Disqus