Interviews

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

5669 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 14/05/2021. 566 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Frédéric Zeimet • Creator of W.

"Luxembourg produces a lot of things, but the world of the web is still unexplored"

Frédéric Zeimet • Creator of W.

His detective web-series W., taken from the word "Wëssen" (“knowledge” in luxembourgish), has proven so popular, that a second season is now being prepared  

12/04/2021 | /Luxembourg

Paula Ďurinová • Director of Insides

“We want to be open with our protagonists and make sure their boundaries are respected throughout the process”

Paula Ďurinová • Director of Insides

The Slovak documentarian discusses her forthcoming feature debut, revolving around collective anxiety, utopian and safe spaces, and intimacy  

09/04/2021 | Febiofest Bratislava 2021 | Febiofest Industry Days

Just Philippot • Director of The Swarm

"To create a bridge between realism and fantasy, I decided to start from a true story"

Just Philippot • Director of The Swarm

Recipient of a 2020 Cannes Critics’ Week Label and winner at Sitges and Gérardmer, the film finally arrives in cinemas, first in Spain then in France,...  

09/04/2021 | /France

Tomáš Krupa • Director of We Have to Survive

“Climate change is the most challenging topic of our times”

Tomáš Krupa • Director of We Have to Survive

The Slovak documentarian is preparing an ambitious project addressing the necessary adaptation and transformation of life in the wake of climate change  

08/04/2021 | East Doc Platform 2021

Cecilia Dazzi • Actress

"The experience of sharing the same, cathartic experience with other people is much better when it happens in that temple called the movie theatre"

Cecilia Dazzi • Actress

The Italian actress will be part of the jury for the Oltre il Limite Aquila Reale d'Oro Official Selection at the brand-new Italian festival, set to unfold...  

07/04/2021 | In Movie Fest 2021

Mathieu Turi • Director of Meander

“There is this animal instinct that kicks in, and you don't even know why”

Mathieu Turi • Director of Meander

Claustrophobics beware, as the French director invites you on a journey into a tight, enclosed space  

07/04/2021 | BIFFF 2021

Julien Becker • Co-director of An Zéro – Comment le Luxembourg a disparu

“There are some very good documentaries about nuclear power, but we wanted our viewers to be able to project themselves”

Julien Becker • Co-director of An Zéro – Comment le Luxembourg a disparu

The co-director of this film, which imagines the impact of a nuclear catastrophe on the territorial and cultural integrity of Luxembourg, tells us about its...  

06/04/2021 | Luxembourg 2021

Liza van der Smissen and Nicole Lieberman • Founders, Female Film Club

“We want to tell women that what they have to say matters”

Liza van der Smissen and Nicole Lieberman • Founders, Female Film Club

The Female Film Club is here to provide an extra push for the female and non-binary international film community  

06/04/2021 | /Europe

Guillaume Calop • Associate manager and co-founder, FestiCiné

“FestiCiné deals with all aspects of the films, from entry form and selection committee management to programming and copy trafficking”

Guillaume Calop • Associate manager and co-founder, FestiCiné

We found out more about the management software conceived and designed by festival organisers, which is now used by more than 60 film festivals in Europe...  

02/04/2021 | /France

Anne-Sophie Vanhollebeke • President, Cartoon Italia

“Zoom calls fail to excite the market”

Anne-Sophie Vanhollebeke • President, Cartoon Italia

The hardships suffered by the Italian audiovisual industry as a result of the pandemic have also hit the animation sector, according to the president of...  

02/04/2021 | /Italy

Mira Staleva • Distributor, Art Fest

"Distribution in Bulgaria is a true challenge"

Mira Staleva • Distributor, Art Fest

The distribution manager of the Sofia-based outfit, and also managing director of the Sofia International Film Festival, discusses the challenges posed by...  

01/04/2021 | /Bulgaria

Paolo Minuto • Distributor, Cineclub Internazionale

“Independent European films lose their emotional impact on streaming platforms”

Paolo Minuto • Distributor, Cineclub Internazionale

The independent Italian distributor talks about virtual markets, state subsidies and the risk posed by VOD to arthouse cinema  

31/03/2021 | /Italy

Valentina Iusuphodjaev • Head, Moldovan National Film Center

“We couldn’t even contemplate existing outside the co-production market”

Valentina Iusuphodjaev • Head, Moldovan National Film Center

Having just been appointed as head of the Moldovan National Film Center, the respected producer tells Cineuropa her plans for the future of the local film...  

30/03/2021 | /Moldova

Christopher Small • Director of Communists!

“I first found the people, and then moulded the characters to fit them”

Christopher Small • Director of Communists!

The British author, curator and film critic broke down his first directorial effort on the occasion of its premiere at this year's BAFICI  

30/03/2021 | /UK

Manuel José Damásio • Coordinator, FILMEU

“Our mission is to develop a European university that is a model for collaboration and integration in the fields of the arts and the creative industries”

Manuel José Damásio • Coordinator, FILMEU

FILMEU, an alliance of four prestigious European film schools, aims to set up a European University of Film and Media Arts by 2023  

26/03/2021 | /Europe/Portugal

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