Interviews

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

5213 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 05/08/2020. 598 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
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

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

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