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iW NEWS | Wolfson to Lead Rotterdam Fest for ’08

iW NEWS | Wolfson to Lead Rotterdam Fest for '08

Rutger Wolfson has been named director of the 2008 International Film Festival Rotterdam, the event’s board announced Tuesday. Wolfson will assume the role part time and stay on in his present function as director of De Vleeshal, a centre for contemporary art in Middelburg, The Netherlands. The festival board has also appointed Stef Fleischeuer for the same period and also part time as interim business director. The appointment of Rutger Wolfson follows the departure on 1 September 2007 of Sandra den Hamer to the Filmmuseum in Amsterdam. Their appointments are effective immediately. Wolfson will concentrate on general leadership and coordinating artistic affairs within the festival while Stef Fleischeuer will focus on the business aspects of the festival. In the coming weeks, the management, board and festival staff will hammer out a further division of tasks. [Brian Brooks]

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