Interviews

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

5421 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 01/12/2020. 586 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Carlo Lavagna • Director of Shadows

“Directors must showcase their original visions in genre films”

Carlo Lavagna • Director of Shadows

Carlo Lavagna’s second feature film Shadows is a tense psychological thriller shot in English, which is now available on Italian VOD platforms  

17/11/2020 | /Italy/Ireland

Miroslav Mandić • Director of Sanremo

“I have lost the desire for certainty”

Miroslav Mandić • Director of Sanremo

We talked to Miroslav Mandić, the director of Sanremo, which is celebrating its world premiere at Tallinn's Black Nights Film Festival  

17/11/2020 | Black Nights 2020 | Competition

Nermin Hamzagić • Director of Full Moon

“I had the urge to speak about the dysfunctional society in Bosnia”

Nermin Hamzagić • Director of Full Moon

We spoke to Nermin Hamzagić, who is competing at the Zagreb Film Festival with Full Moon, a socially aware thriller that is also nominated for the EFA Award...  

13/11/2020 | Zagreb 2020

Ramiro Ledo • President, PROMIO

"We want to take part in the debates that will decide the future of cinema"

Ramiro Ledo • President, PROMIO

We talked to Ramiro Ledo, president of the Spanish association PROMIO, which stands up for cultural diversity, audiovisual literacy and a greater presence...  

13/11/2020 | Seville 2020 | Seville Industry

Sascha Keilholz and Frédéric Jaeger • Festival director and head of programme, International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg

“2020 is the year of debuts, the first steps taken by a whole squad of promising directors”

Sascha Keilholz and Frédéric Jaeger • Festival director and head of programme, International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg

We talked to Sascha Keilholz and Frédéric Jaeger, the new director and head of programme of the International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg, which goes...  

12/11/2020 | /Germany

Alessandro Stellino  • Artistic Director, Festival dei Popoli

“The documentary form isn’t a genre but an approach, a way of making films in the present tense”

Alessandro Stellino • Artistic Director, Festival dei Popoli

We spoke with Alessandro Stellino, the new artistic director of Florence’s Festival dei Popoli, about the upcoming edition of the event which is unspooling...  

12/11/2020 | Popoli 2020

María Pérez Sanz  • Director of Karen

"I dive into the daily life of legendary figures"

María Pérez Sanz • Director of Karen

Spaniard María Pérez Sanz is competing at Seville with her second film, Karen, an intimate portrait of the day-to-day existence of famous author Isak Dinesen  

12/11/2020 | Seville 2020

Daniel Goroshko  • Distributor, A-One Films

“Today distribution companies have zero support in Russia”

Daniel Goroshko • Distributor, A-One Films

We caught up with Daniel Goroshko, Head of Acquisitions and CEO of A-One Films, to discuss the arthouse movie market in Russia  

12/11/2020 | /Russia

Giona A. Nazzaro  • Artistic Director, Locarno Film Festival

“I can say without any hesitation that directing a festival is a real team effort”

Giona A. Nazzaro • Artistic Director, Locarno Film Festival

We chatted with Giona A Nazzaro who spoke with enthusiasm about her recent appointment as Artistic Director of the Locarno Film Festival  

12/11/2020 | Locarno 2021

Adrian Jasion • Organiser, Post Production Forum

“The Post Production Forum is a place where talent meets technology”

Adrian Jasion • Organiser, Post Production Forum

We talked to Adrian Jasion, one of the organisers of the Post Production Forum, about the upcoming event  

10/11/2020 | /Poland

Lin Alluna • Director of Twice Colonized

"We believe a conversation across differences is essential for our evolution"

Lin Alluna • Director of Twice Colonized

We talked to Danish director Lin Alluna, whose project Twice Colonized won the inaugural Cineuropa Marketing Prize for the best project from CIRCLE Women...  

10/11/2020 | DOK Leipzig 2020 | DOK Industry

Tobias Lehmann  • Distributor, Alamode Film

"The cinemas are completely scared about the future, and the next couple of months will be very tough for distribution"

Tobias Lehmann • Distributor, Alamode Film

Alamode Film's Tobias Lehmann discusses the role of independent distributors, the particularities of Germany and the effects of the COVID pandemic on their...  

10/11/2020 | /Germany

Arami Ullón • Director of Nothing but the Sun

“I would have needed to embark upon a lengthy process of investigation and learning”

Arami Ullón • Director of Nothing but the Sun

We chatted with the Paraguayan director living in Switzerland Arami Ullón about Nothing but the Sun, which was presented in a world premiere in the opening...  

10/11/2020 | IDFA 2020

David Martín de los Santos • Director of That Was Life

"It’s important to make films based upon truths"

David Martín de los Santos • Director of That Was Life

We chatted with David Martín de los Santos who is competing in Seville’s European Film Festival with his intimate and emotional debut work That Was Life  

10/11/2020 | Seville 2020

Boris T Matić • Director, Zagreb Film Festival

“Going completely online this year was the only responsible solution”

Boris T Matić • Director, Zagreb Film Festival

We talked to Boris T Matić, the director of the Zagreb Film Festival, which is celebrating its 18th edition this year and happening entirely online from...  

06/11/2020 | Zagreb 2020