British actress Tilda Swinton will take charge of affairs at next year's (Feb09) Berlin Film Festival, heading up a jury of movie industry experts.
The Michael Clayton Oscar winner was chosen because "her commanding screen presence has made an indelible impression in contemporary, innovative film making", festival director Dieter Kosslick reveals.
The festival will run from 5 - 15 February (09), kicking off the 2009 European film festival season.