Mariette Rissenbeek
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2019

Berlin International Film Festival

Mariette
Rissenbeek

Executive Director

Rissenbeek has been executive director of the Berlin International Film Festival since June 2019. Along with artistic director Carlo Chatrian, she succeeded Dieter Kosslick and became the glittery event’s first female head. She focuses on the financial and organizational side of the Berlinale, including support for industry sections such as the European Film Market, Co-Production Market, Talents and World Cinema Fund. From 2011 to 2019, Rissenbeek served as managing director of promotional organization German Films, overseeing international campaigns for the country’s theatrical releases. The Dutch native has won praise for her wide-ranging experience in the industry, including working at leading production and distribution companies such as Munich-based Hofmann & Voges and Berlin’s Ziegler Film.

Career

  • Berlin International Film Festival
  • German Films
  • Hofmann & Voges

Education

  • Hertog Jan College (Netherlands)
  • Utrecht University (Netherlands)

Variety Honors

  • Women's Impact
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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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