Interviews

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

5139 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 06/06/2020. 617 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Giorgio Ficcarelli • Head of the Culture section at the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission

"The initiative wants to open a window of mutual understanding and inter-cultural dialogue"

Giorgio Ficcarelli • Head of the Culture section at the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission

05/06/2020 | Meet the Neighbours of the Neighbours

Anna Koch, Julia Lemke  • Directors of Glitter & Dust

“It’s en vogue to be a cowgirl right now”

Anna Koch, Julia Lemke • Directors of Glitter & Dust

We talked to Anna Koch and Julia Lemke, the directors of the Krakow title Glitter & Dust, only to find out it’s not their first rodeo  

05/06/2020 | Krakow 2020

Juanra Fernández  • Director of Rocambola

"During the lockdown, the platforms have demonstrated that they are extremely necessary"

Juanra Fernández • Director of Rocambola

We phoned Juanra Fernández, the director of the tense Spanish thriller Rocambola, which is being released online this Friday, on the Filmin website  

05/06/2020 | /Spain

Viktor Chouchkov  • Director of 18% Grey

“I can’t remember a time when the future looked so unclear”

Viktor Chouchkov • Director of 18% Grey

We chatted to Bulgarian director Viktor Chouchkov about the challenges of releasing his film 18% Grey in the era of the pandemic  

05/06/2020 | /Bulgaria/Germany/Belgium/North Macedonia/Serbia

Ivo Andrle  • Distributor, Aerofilms

“We are very happy because people came back to the cinemas”

Ivo Andrle • Distributor, Aerofilms

We chatted with Aerofilms’ Ivo Andrle about the situation of distribution in the Czech Republic, one of the first European countries to reopen cinemas after...  

04/06/2020 | /Czech Republic

Piotr Ryczko  • Director of I Am REN

“I wanted to stick to the truth and talk about a woman who suffered”

Piotr Ryczko • Director of I Am REN

We talked to Piotr Ryczko, the debuting director of I Am REN, which is about to hit Polish theatres and VoD as coronavirus restrictions ease up  

03/06/2020 | /Poland

Huub Roelvink • Distributor, Cherry Pickers

“It is a sad reality, that after a promising initial start, VOD incomes have not been rising significantly”

Huub Roelvink • Distributor, Cherry Pickers

Huub Roelvink, managing director of Dutch distribution company Cherry Pickers, talks to us about the current specificities of the market  

02/06/2020 | /Netherlands

Timo Malmi and Milja Mikkola  • Artistic director and programme manager, Midnight Sun Film Festival

“We want to create a community, just like the one we know from our festival”

Timo Malmi and Milja Mikkola • Artistic director and programme manager, Midnight Sun Film Festival

We talked to Timo Malmi and Milja Mikkola, the team behind Finland’s legendary Midnight Sun Film Festival, which pledges to remain forever 35 – at least for now  

29/05/2020 | /Finland

Tone Grøttjord-Glenne  • Director of All That I Am

“Abused children don’t have a language for it”

Tone Grøttjord-Glenne • Director of All That I Am

We talked to Tone Grøttjord-Glenne, the director of All That I Am, detailing the story of a sexual abuse survivor as well as her fight to be heard  

29/05/2020 | Hot Docs 2020

Marc Smit  • Distributor, Cinéart

“If the situation lasts longer, additional measures may be required for the sector”

Marc Smit • Distributor, Cinéart

We spoke to Cinéart co-CEO Marc Smit about the situation of the distribution market in the Benelux and their strategy to navigate the current crisis  

28/05/2020 | /Netherlands

Jakub Duszynsky • Distributor, Gutek Film

"For us, the theatre experience is crucial"

Jakub Duszynsky • Distributor, Gutek Film

As part of our #EuropeansAgainstCovid19 series in collaboration with LUX Prize, Polish distributor Jakub Duszynsky talks to us about the current situation  

28/05/2020 | LUX Prize 2020/#EuropeansAgainstCovid19

Olivier Bronckart  • Founder, Moonday

"Simplifying access to information, shaking up the way it’s processed and making it easier to share"

Olivier Bronckart • Founder, Moonday

We met with Olivier Bronckart who is now embarking on a new adventure in the form of Moonday, a collaborative information gathering and processing platform  

28/05/2020 | /Belgium

Menios Carayannis  • Director of The Music of Things

“A documentary takes you wherever it wants, not wherever you want”

Menios Carayannis • Director of The Music of Things

We talked to Menios Carayannis, the director of The Music of Things, named Best Greek Film at the 22nd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival  

28/05/2020 | Thessaloniki Documentary 2020

Gyda Velvin Myklebust  • Programme director, New Nordic Films, Haugesund

“Under these circumstances, we could actually succeed”

Gyda Velvin Myklebust • Programme director, New Nordic Films, Haugesund

We talked to New Nordic Films’ programme director, Gyda Velvin Myklebust, about last week’s announcement that the event would be going ahead as planned in...  

27/05/2020 | Haugesund 2020 | New Nordic Films

Ditte Daugbjerg Christensen • Exhibitor, Øst For Paradis

"Now, we need a cinema to travel for us... and with us"

Ditte Daugbjerg Christensen • Exhibitor, Øst For Paradis

As part of our #EuropeansAgainstCovid19 series in collaboration with LUX Prize, head of Denmark's Øst For Paradis cinema Ditte Daugbjerg Christensen talks...  

27/05/2020 | LUX Prize 2020/#EuropeansAgainstCovid19

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