Interviews

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

5192 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 10/07/2020. 603 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Ivan Hronec • Distributor, Film Europe

“This will sound strange, but during the lockdown we managed to have some progress”

Ivan Hronec • Distributor, Film Europe

We interviewed Ivan Hronec, head of media company Film Europe, who gave us some insight into their particular business model  

02/07/2020 | /Czech Republic/Slovakia

Matúš Ryšan • Director of Out Of Pure Conscience

“After more than 25 years of existence, a ‘first wave’ of Slovak cinema is starting to form”

Matúš Ryšan • Director of Out Of Pure Conscience

We talked to Slovakian first-time director Matúš Ryšan about his short film Out Of Pure Conscience, selected for EFP’s Future Frames  

01/07/2020 | Future Frames 2020

Rosa Friedrich • Director of Potted Palm Trees

“A fairy tale may tell a lot of truth despite - or maybe even because of - its use of exaggerations”

Rosa Friedrich • Director of Potted Palm Trees

With her film Potted Palm Trees selected for the 2020 edition of EFP Future Frames, we talked to Rosa Friedrich to discover more about it  

01/07/2020 | Future Frames 2020

Grégory Magne • Director of Perfumes

"It’s a case of underplaying things and placing faith in a look"

Grégory Magne • Director of Perfumes

French filmmaker Grégory Magne discusses his highly engaging work Perfumes, propelled by Emmanuelle Devos and Grégory Montel and released in French cinemas...  

01/07/2020 | /France

Jerôme Paillard  • Executive Director, Marché du Film

“We’re still seeing people sign up, even now the event has closed…”

Jerôme Paillard • Executive Director, Marché du Film

We met with the director of Cannes’ Marché du Film Jerôme Paillard in order to gather the organisers’ conclusions on this very unique edition  

01/07/2020 | Cannes 2020 | Marché du Film

Dimitris Tsakaleas, Lida Vartzioti  • Directors of Sad Girl Weekend

“We are really interested in talking about the coming of age problems we all face as we are growing up”

Dimitris Tsakaleas, Lida Vartzioti • Directors of Sad Girl Weekend

We caught up with Dimitris Tsakaleas and Lida Vartzioti to ask about Sad Girl Weekend, their short film selected for EFP’s Future Frames  

30/06/2020 | Future Frames 2020

Adam Martinec  • Director of Anatomy of a Czech Afternoon

“I look forward to the time when a live audience can see our movie"

Adam Martinec • Director of Anatomy of a Czech Afternoon

Adam Martinec, director of Anatomy of a Czech Afternoon, discusses with us about his short film now selected for EFP’s Future Frames  

30/06/2020 | Future Frames 2020

Svend Jensen  • Distributor, Arthaus

“We are hoping that there will be some compensation for the films that were going to be released”

Svend Jensen • Distributor, Arthaus

We spoke to Arthaus CEO Svend Jensen as the cinemas in Norway were beginning to reopen  

30/06/2020 | /Norway

Martin Šmatlák  • Head, Slovak Audiovisual Fund

“The top priority is the finalisation of the projects supported for production, even with a delay, given the current situation”

Martin Šmatlák • Head, Slovak Audiovisual Fund

Director of the Slovak Audiovisual Fund Martin Šmatlák talks to us about measures being taken in the aftermath of the COVID-19 outbreak and the rebooting of...  

30/06/2020 | /Slovakia

Hülya Sungu  • Programme director, International Migration Film Festival

“Migration isn't something to be afraid of; on the contrary, it develops a sense of empathy”

Hülya Sungu • Programme director, International Migration Film Festival

We chatted to Hülya Sungu, programme director of Turkey’s International Migration Film Festival, about the takeaways from this year’s edition of the gathering  

30/06/2020 | /Turkey

Yaiza de Lamo, Juno Álvarez, Maria Lorente and Mariona Vázquez  • Directors of DIYSEX

“Why should film festivals get scared just because you can see some genitalia?”

Yaiza de Lamo, Juno Álvarez, Maria Lorente and Mariona Vázquez • Directors of DIYSEX

Spanish filmmakers Yaiza de Lamo, Juno Álvarez, Maria Lorente and Mariona Vázquez discuss their short film DIYSEX, selected for EFP’s Future Frames  

29/06/2020 | Future Frames 2020

Albert Yao  • Distributor, Swallow Wings

“I think the European sales agents are surprised that we are still releasing films”

Albert Yao • Distributor, Swallow Wings

We spoke to Albert Yao, head of acquisitions at Taiwanese distribution company Swallow Wings, which hasn’t stopped working during the pandemic  

25/06/2020 | /Taiwan

Charlène Favier  • Director of Slalom

"Speech had to be liberated"

Charlène Favier • Director of Slalom

CANNES 2020: French filmmaker Charlène Favier talks about her feature film debut, Slalom, a story of sexual abuse in high performance sport, recipient of...  

25/06/2020 | Cannes 2020

Aurel  • Director of Josep

"I wanted to pay homage to the profession and to the means of expression that links Josep and me: drawing”

Aurel • Director of Josep

CANNES 2020: We met with French cartoonist and director Aurel to discuss his first feature-length animated film, Josep, recipient of an Official Selection label  

25/06/2020 | Cannes 2020

Stefan Kitanov  • President, Sofia International Film Festival

“By having an online edition, we have the rare chance to share our content with the entire country”

Stefan Kitanov • President, Sofia International Film Festival

We talked to Stefan Kitanov, founder and president of the Sofia International Film Festival, about how to resurrect a festival that was forced to shut its...  

25/06/2020 | Sofia 2020

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