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Berlin Festival Boss Dieter Kosslick Signs Gender Parity Pledge

Dieter Kosslick, who will step down as director of the Berlin International Film Festival after this year's edition, on Saturday signed the 50/50 by 2020 gender parity pledge, following the lead of Cannes and Venice.

Gender Diversity, Netflix and Politics in Focus at Berlinale

The Berlin Film Festival's long goodbye to boss Dieter Kosslick began Tuesday, with the program press conference unveiling this year's lineup, which put the spotlight on gender diversity, Netflix and politics.

Outgoing Berlin Festival Boss to Receive “Force of Nature” Award

The Sam Spiegel International Film Lab in Jerusalem will award Dieter Kosslick its inaugural prize, honoring “extraordinary personalities committed to the development of world cinema.”

Carlo Chatrian, Mariette Rissenbeek Named New Berlin Festival Bosses

The German Culture Ministry on Friday confirmed that Carlo Chatrian, current artistic director of the Locarno Film Festival, will take over the same position at the Berlin International Film Festival, replacing outgoing Berlinale boss Dieter Kosslick after next year's fest. Joining Chatrian in the newly created position of Berlinale managing director will be Mariette Rissenbeek, currently head of international film promotion body German Films.

German Filmmakers Call for “New Beginning” at Berlin Festival

In an open letter, 79 directors, including Maren Ade ('Toni Erdmann') and Fatih Akin ('In the Fade') say Germany's leading film fest needs an overall when longtime director Dieter Kosslick steps down in 2019.

Berlin Festival Boss Calls Harvey Weinstein Accusations, Cover-Up “Scandalous”

Festival directors condemned Weinstein's actions, with Venice head Alberto Barbera saying Weinstein "used his position to perform extreme violence again women."

Meryl Streep Named Berlin Film Festival Jury President

The three-time Academy Award winner will head up the group that will decide the awards at the 66th edition of the fest in 2016, marking her first-ever festival jury duty.

Berlin Festival Director Dieter Kosslick to Get South Korean Honor

He will receive the country's order of cultural merit for his contributions to South Korean cinema.

Berlin Film Festival Director Dieter Kosslick Extends Contract Until 2019

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: Festival Director Dieter Kosslick Staying Put

Kosslick denies rumors he will switch jobs to become Berlin's next culture secretary.

Berlin: China’s Films Show Gritty Underbelly of Economic Miracle

China's three competition pics take story away from Beijing and Shanghai into second-tier cities.

School of Film Agents Coming to Poland

A new annual training program for industry professionals launches in mid-August.