Interviews

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

5023 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 27/03/2020. 621 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Ilja Rautsi  • Director of The Night of the Living Dicks

“Horror needs to feel physical”

Ilja Rautsi • Director of The Night of the Living Dicks

Cineuropa chatted to writer-director Ilja Rautsi, who is about to blow existing ideas about Finnish cinema to smithereens with the short The Night of the...  

27/03/2020 | Finland/Denmark

Kristian Håskjold  • Director of Chemo Brain

“In general, men are worse at talking about cancer”

Kristian Håskjold • Director of Chemo Brain

We talked to Kristian Håskjold, the director of the touching Danish mini-series Chemo Brain, which was recently awarded the Special Jury Recognition for...  

27/03/2020 | SXSW 2020

Marina Burić  • Producer, ZagrebDox Pro

“Nothing can stop documentary filmmakers”

Marina Burić • Producer, ZagrebDox Pro

We chatted to ZagrebDox Pro producer Marina Burić to get her take on the very first online edition of the training and pitching programme, which wrapped on...  

26/03/2020 | ZagrebDox 2020 | ZagrebDox Pro

David and Álex Pastor • Directors of The Occupant

"When it comes to pandemics, history tends to repeat itself, unfortunately"

David and Álex Pastor • Directors of The Occupant

Today sees the Netflix release of The Occupant, the new thriller by David and Álex Pastor, who already broached the subject of epidemics in two of their...  

25/03/2020 | Spain

Bartosz M Kowalski  • Director of Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight

“I was always more into Skeletor than He-Man”

Bartosz M Kowalski • Director of Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight

We caught up with Poland’s Bartosz M Kowalski to chat about Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight and its premiere on Netflix owing to the coronavirus pandemic  

25/03/2020 | Poland

Roderik Smits  • Film academic

"Sales agents and distributors remain equally – if not more – important to the creation and circulation of films in international markets"

Roderik Smits • Film academic

Cineuropa talked to film academic Roderik Smits about his new book on film distribution, Gatekeeping in the Evolving Business of Independent Film Distribution  

23/03/2020 | Europe

Lennart Ström  • Managing director, M:brane

“We are already working on a programme item called We Will Be Back 2021”

Lennart Ström • Managing director, M:brane

We spoke to Lennart Ström, managing director of the M:brane co-production forum for children's media content, about the last-minute cancellation of this...  

18/03/2020 | M:brane 2020

Florian Weghorn and Christine Tröstrum  • Programme manager and project manager, Berlinale Talents

“Festivals, as well as all filmmakers, are being called upon to rethink their responsibilities to society”

Florian Weghorn and Christine Tröstrum • Programme manager and project manager, Berlinale Talents

We caught up with Florian Weghorn and Christine Tröstrum to discuss the highlights of this year’s edition of Berlinale Talents and how to be more...  

18/03/2020 | Berlinale 2020 | EFM

Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay  • Director of Oray

“Humans are too complex to be able to choose between two sides; we have to learn to combine different identities”

Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay • Director of Oray

We chatted to German filmmaker of Turkish heritage Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay about his Cineuropa Prize-winning Oray at the Mons Film Festival  

16/03/2020 | Mons 2020

Onur Saylak and Nadir Öperli • Director and producer of There Are Two Kinds of People in This World

"We open the discussion on how those in power and the people who choose them confront each other in times of crisis"

Onur Saylak and Nadir Öperli • Director and producer of There Are Two Kinds of People in This World

BERLINALE 2020: We caught up with Onur Saylak and Nadir Öperli to find out more about their Eurimages Co-production Development Award-winning There Are Two...  

11/03/2020 | Berlinale 2020 | EFM

Benjamín Domenech  • Producer of Infanta

“Our film needs to feel like a growing fever, a contagious spirit that can reflect on the present from the perspective of the past”

Benjamín Domenech • Producer of Infanta

We chatted to Benjamín Domenech, the producer of Infanta, which won the €20,000 Eurimages Co-production Development Award at IFFR earlier this year  

11/03/2020 | IFFR 2020 | IFFR Pro

Yin-yu Huang • Producer, Moolin Production

“We should do more cinematic documentaries“

Yin-yu Huang • Producer, Moolin Production

Interview with Yin-yu Huang, producer for Taiwanese company Moolin Production and selected for the 2020 Emerging Producers programme  

11/03/2020 | Emerging Producers 2020

Jan Komasa • Director

"Creators are part of the solution, not part of the problem"

Jan Komasa • Director

Polish director Jan Komasa discusses being a young filmmaker in Europe today and creators' rights in Paris, where he took part in the 'Filmmakers Invite the...  

10/03/2020 | Poland

Antti Haikala  • Producer of Fleak

“We want Fleak to be a compelling story for people with walking disabilities, too”

Antti Haikala • Producer of Fleak

We talked to Antti Haikala, the co-founder of Anima Vitae and the producer of Fleak, the recent recipient of the Eurimages Co-production Development Award...  

10/03/2020 | Cartoon Movie 2020

Marcian Lazar • Producer, AxelFilm

“Documentaries are like wild animals with unpredicted reactions”

Marcian Lazar • Producer, AxelFilm

Intervista a Marcian Lazar, produttore per la società rumana AxelFilm e selezionato per il programma Emerging Producers 2020  

10/03/2020 | Emerging Producers 2020