Dieter Kosslick

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Film critic and journalist

Dieter Kosslick is a German film critic, journalist and researcher. He was the 4th Director of the Berlinale. Under Dieter Kosslick’s direction, the Berlinale established itself as the world’s biggest audience festival, and sharpened its profile and socially critical stance. During this process, the festival grew and opened itself up to new target groups. In 2019, the programme attracted around 22.000 accredited professionals from 135 countries. And, as always, cinematic art was presented in its many facets, formats, and genres. Lively debates were held on cinema, art and the industry.

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