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.

 
Liesbeth  De Ceulaer  • Director of Holgut

“By shooting at night or at twilight, I wanted to get away from reality to evoke a more dreamlike and mythical world”

Liesbeth De Ceulaer • Director of Holgut

The Belgian director talked with us about her experience shooting her documentary in Siberia  

20/04/2021 | Visions du Réel 2021 | Competition

Alessandro Tonda  • Director of The Shift

“The film is dedicated to all those who fight without using weapons”

Alessandro Tonda • Director of The Shift

The Italian director talks about his fast-paced thriller, telling the story of a young man driven by fundamentalists to threaten the city of Brussels with a...  

20/04/2021 | BIFFF 2021

Marion Neumann • Director of The Mushroom Speaks

“The mushroom is an organism situated between life and death, and I was fascinated by it”

Marion Neumann • Director of The Mushroom Speaks

In the documentary by the German-born Swiss-based filmmaker, it's time to get to know your fungi  

19/04/2021 | Visions du Réel 2021 | National Competition

Laila Petersen-Jama • Storyboarder

“I translate into pictures the emotions of the characters”

Laila Petersen-Jama • Storyboarder

We talked to the Danish-born, Germany-based storyboarder to find out more about the particularities of her job profile  

16/04/2021 | /Germany

Stef Lernous • Director of Hotel Poseidon

“If I had to describe Hotel Poseidon, I’d say it’s a dreamlike film”

Stef Lernous • Director of Hotel Poseidon

In his debut feature film, the Belgian director delivers a hallucinogenic film experience contemplating decay and decline  

16/04/2021 | BIFFF 2021

Tomasz Wolski • Director of 1970

“You can't always focus on what's difficult. Sometimes you need to tell a joke”

Tomasz Wolski • Director of 1970

In his latest film, the Polish filmmaker goes back in time only to realise some things haven't changed  

15/04/2021 | Visions du Réel 2021 | Competition

Igor Stankovic • Distributor, MCF Megacom

“Maybe cinemas will not be the same, but once all this is over, people will be hungry for new films”

Igor Stankovic • Distributor, MCF Megacom

The CEO of the Serbian distribution company offers us some insight into their diversified business model and the importance of film festivals  

15/04/2021 | /Serbia

Alessandro Raja  • CEO and co-founder, Festival Scope

“I think that the majority of festivals will develop their own online strategy and be somehow hybrid”

Alessandro Raja • CEO and co-founder, Festival Scope

A privileged observer of the film festival landscape, the CEO and co-founder of Festival Scope offers his insights on the future of online and hybrid film...  

14/04/2021 | /Europe

David Herdies and Georg Götmark  • Directors of Bellum – The Daemon of War

“People blame the drones but it's not the drones – it's us”

David Herdies and Georg Götmark • Directors of Bellum – The Daemon of War

The Swedish directors know their technology, but focus on the human aspect of war  

14/04/2021 | Visions du Réel 2021 | Competition

Jieun Yi  • Cinematographer

“I like the role I have as a cinematographer and I want to make films with others, not alone”

Jieun Yi • Cinematographer

The cinematographer, who studied at the Babelsberg‘s Konrad Wolf Film University, talks about working with German independent filmmakers  

14/04/2021 | /Germany

Pierre-François Piet • Distributor, Ad Vitam

“We need some structural help, and also to regulate the reopening of cinemas”

Pierre-François Piet • Distributor, Ad Vitam

The CFO of the French company discusses the challenges of the market, building a brand and supporting films beyond its theatrical release  

13/04/2021 | /France

Martin Kotík • President, Association of Czech Animation Film

“We have a number of new animation productions and studios which arose out of nothing but their own desire for existence and creativity”

Martin Kotík • President, Association of Czech Animation Film

The current president of the Association of Czech Animation Film breaks down the state of the Czech animation industry today  

13/04/2021 | /Czech Republic

Cinzia TH Torrini • Director of Fino all’ultimo battito

“Strict protocols allowed us to continue filming”

Cinzia TH Torrini • Director of Fino all’ultimo battito

The Italian director talks about the lengthy filming process involved in the TV medical thriller series, caused by the introduction of Covid-safe compliance  

13/04/2021 | /Italy

David Azoulay • President of ESRA - École supérieure de réalisation audiovisuelle

“For nearly 50 years, our main mission has been to teach all of the theoretical and practical aspects of the audiovisual industry”

David Azoulay • President of ESRA - École supérieure de réalisation audiovisuelle

Our conversation revolved around the school's primary teaching goals, its degree programmes and the different opportunities it offers to prospective students  

12/04/2021 | /France

Alessandra Alessandri • Coordinator, Master in Series Development, Civica Scuola di Cinema Luchino Visconti

“We’re working with Netflix to train professionals capable of overseeing the entire production process”

Alessandra Alessandri • Coordinator, Master in Series Development, Civica Scuola di Cinema Luchino Visconti

Training a key, competitive and strategic professional figure for the global market, a “Development Executive”, is the objective of the Italian Master...  

12/04/2021 | /Italy

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