Kerasiotis, 29, is the new festival director of BUSTER Copenhagen
International Children's Film Festival. During its first five years the
festival has established itself as an important annual event both
domestically and internationally to an expanding audience of children and
young people as well as international film professionals.
Kerasiotis has a degree in Cinema Studies and Cultural Education from
Since the spring of 2002
Dionysos Reitz Kerasiotis has been employed by the Danish Film Institute
in the festival department, IT department and Centre for Children &
Youth Film, respectively. Simultaneously, he has been employed by BUSTER
overseeing web design, IT, film research, film logistics, as well as a
number of the festival's side programmes.
Kerasiotis takes over a well-reputed festival. He is to carry on the
success established by his predecessor, Ane Skak and the committed team
behind her. The greatest challenge for the new festival director will be
to develop the festival's artistic and audience related profiles alike, so
that BUSTER may continue to assert itself as one of the most important
international children's film festivals. Considering Dionysos Reitz
Kerasiotis' commitment to children and youth film, the perspective is
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International Children's Film Festival was established in 2000.
In 2004 admissions
were 18.000 for a total of 139 screenings. 410 professionals took part in
the seminars, and 23 animation workshops were