Redpath to head Berlin's Generation sidebar


COLOGNE, Germany -- Maryanne Redpath is the new director of the Berlin International Film Festival's children's and teen film sidebar Generation.

Currently the Generation co-director and Berlin's scout for films from Australia and New Zealand, Redpath replaces Generation director Thomas Hailer, who has been named the Berlin festival's program manager.

Redpath will be joined by new co-director Florian Weghorn, who will serve as her second in command.

Hailer will work together with festival head Dieter Kosslick, international relations boss Karin Hoffinger and Berlin competition program coordinator Johanna Muth on the festival's main lineup and related events.