Magazine article Screen International

Knol to Replace Probst as EFM Head

Magazine article Screen International

Knol to Replace Probst as EFM Head

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Beki Probst to become president of the Berlinale's European Film Market after more than 25 years as head of the EFM.

Matthijs Wouter Knol is to take the reins as head of Berlin's European Film Market, replacing Beki Probst who has been named president of the EFM. The move is effective from June 1.

Knol has been programme manager of Berlinale Talents (formerly known as the Berlinale Talent Campus), since 2008.

Probst, who has headed the EFM since 1988, will provide Knol with support and advice in her new role as president.

"Matthijs Wouter Knol will inspire new areas of business and the development of the European Film Market," said Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick. "With Knol, a professional is joining us who knows the festival well. He will strategically strengthen the synergies that have developed between the festival and the EFM."

Knol was born in the Netherlands in 1977 and studied contemporary history at Leiden University and at the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome. …

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