Interviews

Weekly feature introducing you to film professionals from all over Europe sorted by name.

4396 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 19/03/2019. 529 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Agnès Varda  • Director of Varda by Agnès

“I’m fed up with talking about my own films and my own work”

Agnès Varda • Director of Varda by Agnès

We caught up with seasoned French director Agnès Varda in order to discuss her Berlinale-premiered master-class film Varda by Agnès  

19/03/2019

David Súkup  • Co-director of Of Unwanted Things and People

"Since the beginning, there has been this idea to have a united artistic approach"

David Súkup • Co-director of Of Unwanted Things and People

We caught up with David Súkup, one of the directors of Of Unwanted Things and People, the project that won the Eurimages Co-production Development Award at...  

19/03/2019

Ivan Kavanagh  • Director of Never Grow Old

“This was an extremely ambitious film on our budget, but I think we pulled it off”

Ivan Kavanagh • Director of Never Grow Old

We met up with Ireland's Ivan Kavanagh, the writer-director of the western Never Grow Old, set to be released in the USA on 15 March  

15/03/2019

Alessandra Pastore  • Head of industry, Meeting Point – Vilnius

“I want to give emerging talents a chance to ask ‘stupid’ questions”

Alessandra Pastore • Head of industry, Meeting Point – Vilnius

Cineuropa talked to Alessandra Pastore about her new role as head of industry at Meeting Point – Vilnius  

14/03/2019 | Vilnius 2019 | Meeting Point Vilnius

Carla Simón  • Director of Alcarràs

"I need to believe that my characters and my themes really matter to me"

Carla Simón • Director of Alcarràs

We chatted to Catalan director Carla Simón to find out more about her Eurimages Award-winning upcoming and very personal film, Alcarràs  

14/03/2019 | Berlin 2019 | EFM

Mira Staleva  • Head of Sofia Meetings

"We are a platform with the principal ambition to present new media and new distribution models in the rapidly changing world of cinema"

Mira Staleva • Head of Sofia Meetings

We spoke to Mira Staleva, the driving force behind Sofia Meetings, about the challenges of organising one of the biggest co-production platforms in Eastern...  

13/03/2019 | Sofia 2019 | Sofia Meetings

Sarah Hirtt • Director of Escapada

"A mix of stories about heritage and resistance in order to talk about living together"

Sarah Hirtt • Director of Escapada

We spoke to the young Belgian filmmaker Sarah Hirtt, whose first feature film, Escapada comes out in Belgium theatres tomorrow  

12/03/2019

Patrick Huang  • Producer, Flash Forward Entertainment

“In China, there is now an audience that also appreciates sophisticated animated films”

Patrick Huang • Producer, Flash Forward Entertainment

Bridging the Dragon met up with Patrick Huang, producer at Flash Forward Entertainment, a production company based in Taiwan  

12/03/2019

Olga Chajdas  • Director of Stillborn

"The film will be a modern punk story, a depiction of a historical moment as seen by a young, struggling, rebellious woman"

Olga Chajdas • Director of Stillborn

Cineuropa talked to Polish director Olga Chajdas about her inspiration behind her new project, Stillborn, and its current production status  

12/03/2019 | Rotterdam 2019 | IFFR Pro

Lorenzo Cioffi • Producer, Ladoc

“A documentary producer needs patience, a lot of patience”

Lorenzo Cioffi • Producer, Ladoc

Interview with Lorenzo Cioffi, producer for Italian outfit Ladoc and selected for the 2019 Emerging Producers programme  

08/03/2019 | Emerging Producers 2019

Anna Herza Tydlitátová • Producer, Telekinetic

“As a producer, I insist on having fun and fuelling my curiosity”

Anna Herza Tydlitátová • Producer, Telekinetic

Interview with Anna Herza Tydlitátová, producer for Czech outfit Telekinetic and selected for the 2019 Emerging Producers programme  

08/03/2019 | Emerging Producers 2019

Anamaria Antoci • Producer, Tangaj Production

“Documentaries unfold unique stories”

Anamaria Antoci • Producer, Tangaj Production

Interview with Anamaria Antoci, producer for Romanian company Tangaj Production and selected for the 2019 Emerging Producers programme  

08/03/2019 | Emerging Producers 2019

Kristof Bilsen • Producer, Limerick Films

“People will always want to share experiences in a cinema environment”

Kristof Bilsen • Producer, Limerick Films

Interview with Kristof Bilsen, producer for Belgian company Limerick Films and selected for the 2019 Emerging Producers programme  

07/03/2019 | Emerging Producers 2019

Renata Sancho • Producer, Cedro Plátano

“Documentaries are the freest cinematic genre”

Renata Sancho • Producer, Cedro Plátano

Interview with Renata Sancho, producer for Portuguese outfit Cedro Plátano and selected for the 2019 Emerging Producers programme  

07/03/2019 | Emerging Producers 2019

Koldo Serra • Director of 70 Big Ones

"I wanted to bring the 1970s thriller to Spain"

Koldo Serra • Director of 70 Big Ones

Koldo Serra releases 70 Big Ones in Spanish cinemas, a vibrant film about a bank robbery that was very well received at Sitges Film Festival and stars Emma...  

07/03/2019