PR specialist Heike Krueger has been appointed successor to Dr. Silke Zimmermann as head of marketing & communications at the Berlinale.

Krueger, who took up her post on October 1, had run her own agency PR & Film for the past twelve years handling arthouse film and TV projects for German theatrical distributors and broadcasters. She had also been responsible in the past couple of years for the press work of the American Cinema Foundation's Freedom Film Festival held during the Berlinale.

Frauke Greiner will continue to serve as spokeswoman for the Berlinale and head of the festival's press department.