Wolfson in new post at Rotterdam fest


AMSTERDAM -- The International Film Festival Rotterdam on Tuesday took the part-time tag off acting director Rutger Wolfson, naming him general director and inking him to a four-year pact, with an option for an extension.

Wolfson will be responsible for the artistic and business issues of the festival, Cinemart and the Hubert Bals Fund. He will resign from his post as director of De Vleeshal, a museum for contemporary art in Middelburg, Holland.

"We consider Rutger Wolfson to be an excellent director who will energetically take in hand the organization of the festival," festival board chairman Melle Daamen said. "He has settled himself fast and with engagement in the large-scale world of the Rotterdam film festival. I think that he will further develop the international position of the festival and that we can expect of him an innovative festival program."

Wolfson said he was delighted to take up the position.

"The Rotterdam film festival is innovative and pioneering. I find it very interesting to contribute to shape the future of the festival," he said.