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144 articles available in total starting from 26/09/2002. Last article published on 01/12/2021.

Sigal Yehuda • Founder and executive director, Close-Up

Interview: Sigal Yehuda • Founder and executive director, Close-Up

“As human beings and as artists, we have the freedom to resist the realities in our region by means of creative work”

We chatted to the founder and executive director of this international co-production programme for documentary filmmakers hailing from a diverse range of backgrounds  

01/12 | /Belgium/Middle East/Africa

István Szabó  • Director

Interview: István Szabó • Director

"The only reason to make a film is to help the audience to understand they are not alone dealing with their problems"

The Veteran Hungarian director, who has received the Lifetime Achievement Golden Olive at the European Film Festival in Lecce, discusses his career and his approach to cinema  

16/11 | Lecce 2021

Igor Ivanov • Director of Only Human

Interview: Igor Ivanov • Director of Only Human

"This is a local, contemporary story about the moral devastation of our generation, but at the same time, it contains universal symbols and messages"

We spoke with the Macedonian director, whose film has won the Cineuropa Award at the European Film Festival in Lecce  

15/11 | Lecce 2021

Enrico Chiesa, Hakim Mao, Murielle Thierrin and Francis Nebot • Coordinator, expert and producers, OuiCoprod

Interview: Enrico Chiesa, Hakim Mao, Murielle Thierrin and Francis Nebot • Coordinator, expert and producers, OuiCoprod

"Producers, funds, distributors, festivals and platforms have a new tool for scouting projects from these regions"

VENICE 2021: An interview with the coordinator and one of the experts behind the professional platform designed to support South-South co-productions, accompanied by two selected producers  

04/09 | Venice 2021 | Venice Production Bridge

Samereh Rezaie • Actress and director

Interview: Samereh Rezaie • Actress and director

“Cinemas and cultural centres have been closed”

The Afghan artist talks about how important it is for the international community to continue supporting women and human rights in Afghanistan  

03/09 | /Afghanistan

Lisa K Crosato  • Founder, City of Angels Women’s Film Festival

Interview: Lisa K Crosato • Founder, City of Angels Women’s Film Festival

“I feel that Americans and Europeans can always learn from each other, and we face similar social issues in many ways”

The founder of the Hollywood-based City of Angels Women’s Film Festival breaks down the upcoming edition of the event, set to take place in September  

28/07 | /USA

Enrico Chiesa, Isabelle Fauvel and Dieudonné Alaka • Coordinators and experts, OuiCoprod

Interview: Enrico Chiesa, Isabelle Fauvel and Dieudonné Alaka • Coordinators and experts, OuiCoprod

“Professionals now know where to find projects from Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific that are credible and pre-financed”

CANNES 2021: The International Organisation of La Francophonie and the ACP (African States, Caribbean and Pacific Organisation) are launching the new OuiCoprod platform  

10/07 | Cannes 2021 | Marché du Film

Bibesh Roy • Executive director, International Academy of Film and Media (IAFM)

Interview: Bibesh Roy • Executive director, International Academy of Film and Media (IAFM)

"From the very beginning, we have been committed to providing film education of an international standard"

The International Academy of Film and Media in Bangladesh aims to tap into the potential of a country with a large population that consumes a lot of content  

19/05 | /Bangladesh

Yoram Schaffer • General director, Movie Discovery

Interview: Yoram Schaffer • General director, Movie Discovery

“An entrepreneur must have both a deep understanding of his or her potential clients, and a great passion”

A breakdown of how a small Israeli start-up is helping independent filmmakers, production companies, distributors, film festivals and film bodies to better organise their work  

18/05 | /Israel

Alessandro Raja  • CEO and co-founder, Festival Scope

Interview: Alessandro Raja • CEO and co-founder, Festival Scope

“I think that the majority of festivals will develop their own online strategy and be somehow hybrid”

A privileged observer of the film festival landscape, the CEO and co-founder of Festival Scope offers his insights on the future of online and hybrid film festivals  

14/04 | /Europe

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