Carlo Chatrian
Alexander Janetzko/Berlinale
Italy
2019

Berlin International Film Festival

Carlo
Chatrian

Artistic Director

After making his mark running Switzerland’s Locarno Festival, Europe’s preeminent independent film event, for six years, Italian film critic Chatrian emerged last year as the surprise choice to become Berlin Film Festival artistic director starting this May, running the starry event in tandem with managing director Mariette Rissenbeek, who moves up to executive director and becomes the first woman to co-head the event. The low-key Chatrian has already started putting his stamp on the Berlinale by bringing in the core of his Locarno team and introducing a more cutting-edge competitive strand. Known as a dedicated and discerning cinephile with good networking skills, he is expected to set the festival on a new course, especially reviving its role as a key driver of German cinema.

Career

  • Locarno Film Festival
  • Visions du Réel
  • Film Commission Vallee d'Aoste

Education

  • University of Turin (Italy)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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Mariette Rissenbeek, Carlo Chatrian to Become Co-Chiefs of Berlin Film Festival

Mariette Rissenbeek, Carlo Chatrian to Become Co-Chiefs of Berlin Film Festival

The German culture minister said Friday that Mariette Rissenbeek, managing director of German Films, will become the executive director of the Berlin International Film Festival alongside newly named artistic director Carlo Chatrian, who is currently chief of the Locarno Film Festival. Chatrian and Rissenbeek will start their new posts as co-chiefs of the Berlinale in 2020.In a statement, culture minister Monika Grütters said: “With our two new directors, we will make sure that the Berlinale will continue beyond 2019 - the...

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