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.

 
Radu Ciorniciuc  • Director of Acasă – My Home

"Art is one of the ways we can humanise the true savages of our time: ourselves"

Radu Ciorniciuc • Director of Acasă – My Home

We caught up with Romanian filmmaker Radu Ciorniciuc to discuss Acasă – My Home, his documentary focusing on a family forced out of the wilderness of the...  

24/06/2020 | Krakow 2020

Aistė Račaitytė  • Distributor, Kino Pavasaris Distribution

“The festival’s shift to digital really boosted the local VOD platforms”

Aistė Račaitytė • Distributor, Kino Pavasaris Distribution

After the Vilnius International Film Festival took place online, we talked to programmer Aistė Račaitytė, also Head of Acquisitions at their sister...  

23/06/2020 | /Lithuania

Magnus von Horn  • Director of Sweat

“We all want a platform to express ourselves”

Magnus von Horn • Director of Sweat

CANNES 2020: We talked about Sweat with Warsaw-based director Magnus von Horn, who, despite focusing on a social media celebrity, has only ever posted one...  

22/06/2020 | Cannes 2020

Marina Andree Škop and Dražen Žarković  • Directors of My Grandpa Is an Alien

“I’m proud that we have made a mark on the history of Croatian cinema”

Marina Andree Škop and Dražen Žarković • Directors of My Grandpa Is an Alien

We met up with Marina Andree Škop and Dražen Žarković, the co-directors of My Grandpa Is an Alien, Croatia’s first sci-fi film for children, now on release...  

22/06/2020 | /Croatia/Luxembourg/Norway/Czech Republic/Slovakia/Slovenia/Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ferzan Ozpetek  • Director of The Goddess of Fortune

“With parents, it isn’t what’s below the belt that counts, but what you find due north, where our hearts and minds reside”

Ferzan Ozpetek • Director of The Goddess of Fortune

We spoke with Ferzan Ozpetek about the success of his film The Goddess of Fortune which is now set to land at Cannes’ Online Marché du Film as part of the...  

22/06/2020 | Cannes 2020 | Marché du Film

Dalibor Baric  • Director of Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus

“Give me some freedom to play!”

Dalibor Baric • Director of Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus

We talked to the director of Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus, Dalibor Baric, about the importance of leaving some things unexplained....  

22/06/2020 | Annecy 2020

Tudor Giurgiu  • President, Transilvania International Film Festival

“There is a pressure to demonstrate that we can go on while being safe”

Tudor Giurgiu • President, Transilvania International Film Festival

We chatted to Tudor Giurgiu, president of the Transilvania International Film Festival, about the challenges of being the first big cultural event organised...  

19/06/2020 | Transilvania 2020

Luís Froes  • Distributor, Outsider Films

“One of the measures could be making free TV channels support independent distributors”

Luís Froes • Distributor, Outsider Films

Luís Froes, General Manager of Outsider Films, talks about the Portuguese distribution market after the pandemic and their strategy for upcoming releases  

18/06/2020 | /Portugal

Patrick Hurley  • Director, Marketplace & Talent, Sheffield Doc/Fest

“Independent documentary filmmakers will find ways to create new work amidst this crisis”

Patrick Hurley • Director, Marketplace & Talent, Sheffield Doc/Fest

We chatted to Sheffield Doc/Fest’s director of Marketplace & Talent, Patrick Hurley, to find out about the outcome of the gathering’s industry activities,...  

17/06/2020 | Sheffield Doc Fest 2020 | Marketplace

Ben Stassen  • Co-director of Bigfoot Family

"The challenge is to appeal to children without alienating their parents"

Ben Stassen • Co-director of Bigfoot Family

We met with Belgian director and producer Ben Stassen who’s presenting his 9th feature film Bigfoot Family (co-directed with Jérémie Degruson) in...  

17/06/2020 | Annecy 2020

Mika Siltala  • Distributor, Cinema Mondo

“We are still here because we have different operations at the same time”

Mika Siltala • Distributor, Cinema Mondo

We caught up with Mika Siltala, of Finnish distribution company Cinema Mondo, to discuss how they managed to survive throughout the lockdown  

16/06/2020 | /Finland

Henri Magalon • Producer of Calamity: A Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary

"Calamity is the story of a girl in a man’s world"

Henri Magalon • Producer of Calamity: A Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary

French firm Maybe Movies’ head Henri Magalon discusses Rémi Chayé’s Calamity: A Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary, which is competing in Annecy  

16/06/2020 | Annecy 2020

Magnus Gertten  • Director of Only the Devil Lives Without Hope

“In the region where the film is set, the hope lies with the women”

Magnus Gertten • Director of Only the Devil Lives Without Hope

We talked to Magnus Gertten, the director of Only the Devil Lives Without Hope, a film that could have been penned by John le Carré himself  

15/06/2020 | Hot Docs 2020

Miguel Ángel Pérez  • Distributor, Surtsey Films

“Film clubs and alternative venues are very important for us, sometimes even more than VOD”

Miguel Ángel Pérez • Distributor, Surtsey Films

We interviewed Miguel Ángel Pérez of Spanish outfit Surtsey Films to discuss the country’s market in Spain and its future after the pandemic  

11/06/2020 | /Spain

Eliza Kubarska  • Director of The Wall of Shadows

“In the mountains, everything is black and white – only here in the lowlands do we have many shades of grey”

Eliza Kubarska • Director of The Wall of Shadows

We talked to Eliza Kubarska, an experienced alpinist and the director of the Hot Docs title The Wall of Shadows  

11/06/2020 | Hot Docs 2020

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