Congratulations to M. Night Shyamalan '92 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV) on being selected to serve as jury president at the 2022 Berlin International Film Festival.
“I have always felt like an independent filmmaker within the system of Hollywood,” commented Shyamalan. “It is exactly those things in us that are different and unorthodox that define our voice. I have tried to maintain these things in myself and cheer others on to protect those aspects in their art and in themselves. Being asked to be a part of Berlinale is deeply meaningful to me. It represents the highest imprimatur for a filmmaker. Being able to support and celebrate the world’s very best talent in storytelling is a gift I happily accepted.”
Organizers of the Berlin Film Festival have confirmed that they are planning a fully in-person event for 2022, following the pandemic-disrupted hybrid edition of 2021.