Festival Management Restructure at FILMFEST DRESDEN

New festival director Sylke Gottlebe

The international short film festival FILMFEST DRESDEN has appointed a new Festival Director from 1 July. Sylke Gottlebe is assuming the management conducted to date by Karolin Kramheller, Katrin Küchler und Alexandra Schmidt.

Sylke Gottlebe, who has been actively involved in the short film scene since 1996, was already the Festival Director of FILMFEST DRESDEN from 1997 to 2001. For which reason, she has a clear view of the tasks and work she is now facing: "I’ve great respect for the work done by the festival management to date. I’ve been part of FILMFEST DRESDEN since it was founded, and I can say that it is a completely different festival today to what it was like when I left the management in 2001 for my parental leave. It has moved beyond being a festival solely for the audiences to becoming a top international date in the calendars of the film and media professionals who now attend it."

Current Management Facilitate Structural Transition
The management to date have shown the same commitment to achieving a smooth transition to the managerial change as they did when developing the festival over the last few years. Since the beginning of June, Sylke Gottlebe has been familiarising herself with her future work, before Katrin Küchler leaves FILMFEST DRESDEN at her own request at the end of the month to pursue new professional and career opportunities. Alexandra Schmidt and Karolin Kramheller will continue to accompany and support the new management transition, before leaving the festival in July and October.

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