Interviews

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

5670 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 14/05/2021. 565 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Alexis Hofmann • Distributor, BAC Films

“We are anticipating a rough period when cinemas reopen in France, as the number of films will be greater than usual”

Alexis Hofmann • Distributor, BAC Films

The Head of Acquisitions of the French company calls for specific support to address cinemas reopening in France  

04/05/2021 | /France

Tuija Halttunen  • Director of How to Kill a Cloud

"Clouds are like characters and they represent something larger than human understanding"

Tuija Halttunen • Director of How to Kill a Cloud

The Finnish director tells us how she made a film about ethics rather than science  

03/05/2021 | CPH:DOX 2021 | Nordic:Dox Award

Miguel Ángel Blanca  • Director of Magaluf Ghost Town

“You show up there with a camera and immediately you’re the enemy”

Miguel Ángel Blanca • Director of Magaluf Ghost Town

The musician and filmmaker reveals what motivated him to create this very special portrait of the famous Majorcan tourist resort  

03/05/2021 | Hot Docs 2021

Lindsey Dryden  • Co-founder, FWD-Doc

“The idea for the Toolkit came to life in a conversation between Doc Society’s Jessica Edwards, Netflix’s Katy Driscoll and myself back in autumn 2020”

Lindsey Dryden • Co-founder, FWD-Doc

How can we make filmmaking authentically accessible and inclusive for the D/deaf and disabled? The FWD-Doc Toolkit provides some useful answers  

28/04/2021 | /Europe/USA

Antonia Kilian  • Director of The Other Side of the River

“There is this hope for changing something for the better as a woman, for other women”

Antonia Kilian • Director of The Other Side of the River

In this documentary by the German filmmaker, the real fight for women continues away from the frontlines  

27/04/2021 | CPH:DOX 2021 | F:Act Award

Isabel Coixet  • Director

"Films are a collective experience, no matter what we say about the benefits of the online world"

Isabel Coixet • Director

The popular Catalan director looks forward to her participation as Jury President of the In Movie Fest's inaugural edition  

27/04/2021 | In Movie Fest 2021

Ditte Daugbjerg Christensen  • Distributor, Øst for Paradis

“My main focus is getting people to go to the cinema, but I would appreciate if more space was devoted to arthouse films on platforms”

Ditte Daugbjerg Christensen • Distributor, Øst for Paradis

The Managing Co-Director of the Danish company discusses the distribution market and its current tendencies related to streaming  

27/04/2021 | /Denmark

Vera Lacková  • Director of How I Became a Partisan

“I hope my film will inspire historians to keep excavating this strand of history”

Vera Lacková • Director of How I Became a Partisan

The Slovak filmmaker discusses her resistance against oblivion and unearthing a hidden past from Roma history  

26/04/2021 | goEast 2021

Aïcha Macky • Director of Zinder

“I am lucky to have in my possession a powerful tool that could help to make voices heard”

Aïcha Macky • Director of Zinder

The second feature-length documentary from the Nigerien filmmaker is set in her hometown Zinder  

23/04/2021 | Visions du Réel 2021 | Competition

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

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