Interviews

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

5647 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 22/04/2021. 591 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Andrea Romeo • Distributor, I Wonder Pictures

“Not everything has changed, but we cannot predict all of the aspects of a transformation that is going to radically reshape the process of fruition”

Andrea Romeo • Distributor, I Wonder Pictures

The General Manager and Head of Acquisitions at the Italian distribution company discusses its distribution and marketing strategies  

22/04/2021 | /Italy

Telmo Esnal • Director of URtzen

“You can’t stick a label on this film with a single adjective”

Telmo Esnal • Director of URtzen

The Basque filmmaker talks about his latest documentary, presented with Greenpeace’s Lurra Award at San Sebastian for its environmental message and on...  

22/04/2021 | /Spain

Nadja  Radojevic • Director, ifs international filmschool cologne

“We offer international students a very open structure to study and be creative in their project work with the most advanced technology”

Nadja Radojevic • Director, ifs international filmschool cologne

We had a conversation about the main learning opportunities offered to prospective students by the ifs international filmschool cologne  

22/04/2021 | /Germany

Svetlana Aleksijevic  • Writer, journalist

"Art, with its broad imagination and ability to make guesses, should envision what may happen to us in the future"

Svetlana Aleksijevic • Writer, journalist

The Belarusian writer and journalist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, is one of the official patrons of the Italian festival, set to unfold from...  

21/04/2021 | In Movie Fest 2021

Olivier Wotling  • Head of Drama, Arte France

“We want to favour new approaches in series writing”

Olivier Wotling • Head of Drama, Arte France

The Head of Drama of Arte France decrypts the partnership with Le Groupe Ouest over three workshops, including a Franco-Danish lab, and evokes the current...  

21/04/2021 | /France

Laura Luchetti  • Director of Nudes

“The lack of education over other people’s personal space and the inability to manage emotions like anger and jealousy is a ticking time-bomb waiting to explode”

Laura Luchetti • Director of Nudes

The Italian director talks to us about her debut in the world of series, which sees her adapting a Norwegian production on the thorny topic of revenge porn  

20/04/2021 | /Italy

Corinne Rossi  • Distributor, Praesens

“People are now used to having everything everywhere, so cinemas will probably have to offer new options as well”

Corinne Rossi • Distributor, Praesens

The CEO of the Swiss distribution company highlighted the need to be prepared when cinemas reopen  

20/04/2021 | /Switzerland

Liesbeth  De Ceulaer  • Director of Holgut

“By shooting at night or at twilight, I wanted to get away from reality to evoke a more dreamlike and mythical world”

Liesbeth De Ceulaer • Director of Holgut

The Belgian director talked with us about her experience shooting her documentary in Siberia  

20/04/2021 | Visions du Réel 2021 | Competition

Alessandro Tonda  • Director of The Shift

“The film is dedicated to all those who fight without using weapons”

Alessandro Tonda • Director of The Shift

The Italian director talks about his fast-paced thriller, telling the story of a young man driven by fundamentalists to threaten the city of Brussels with a...  

20/04/2021 | BIFFF 2021

Marion Neumann • Director of The Mushroom Speaks

“The mushroom is an organism situated between life and death, and I was fascinated by it”

Marion Neumann • Director of The Mushroom Speaks

In the documentary by the German-born Swiss-based filmmaker, it's time to get to know your fungi  

19/04/2021 | Visions du Réel 2021 | National Competition

Laila Petersen-Jama • Storyboarder

“I translate into pictures the emotions of the characters”

Laila Petersen-Jama • Storyboarder

We talked to the Danish-born, Germany-based storyboarder to find out more about the particularities of her job profile  

16/04/2021 | /Germany

Stef Lernous • Director of Hotel Poseidon

“If I had to describe Hotel Poseidon, I’d say it’s a dreamlike film”

Stef Lernous • Director of Hotel Poseidon

In his debut feature film, the Belgian director delivers a hallucinogenic film experience contemplating decay and decline  

16/04/2021 | BIFFF 2021

Tomasz Wolski • Director of 1970

“You can't always focus on what's difficult. Sometimes you need to tell a joke”

Tomasz Wolski • Director of 1970

In his latest film, the Polish filmmaker goes back in time only to realise some things haven't changed  

15/04/2021 | Visions du Réel 2021 | Competition

Igor Stankovic • Distributor, MCF Megacom

“Maybe cinemas will not be the same, but once all this is over, people will be hungry for new films”

Igor Stankovic • Distributor, MCF Megacom

The CEO of the Serbian distribution company offers us some insight into their diversified business model and the importance of film festivals  

15/04/2021 | /Serbia

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”

Alessandro Raja • CEO and co-founder, Festival Scope

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...  

14/04/2021 | /Europe

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