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.

 
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

Beatriz Navas and Tito Rodríguez  • Managing director and marketing policy director, ICAA

"We want to draw international attention to Spanish cinema"

Beatriz Navas and Tito Rodríguez • Managing director and marketing policy director, ICAA

The MD of the ICAA, Beatriz Navas, and its marketing policy director, Tito Rodríguez, break down the activities planned for the virtual Spanish film...  

11/06/2020 | Cannes 2020 | Marché du Film

Mickaël Marin  • Director of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and MIFA

"Arguably, the unifying role played by Annecy has never been so strong”

Mickaël Marin • Director of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and MIFA

Mickaël Marin, the director of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and its market, MIFA, sheds light on the challenges involved in the online...  

11/06/2020 | Annecy 2020

Aleksandra Potoczek  • Director of xABo: Father Boniecki

“I wanted to make a movie about a human being”

Aleksandra Potoczek • Director of xABo: Father Boniecki

We talked to Aleksandra Potoczek, the director of xABo: Father Boniecki, about a certain man on the road, and of the cloth  

10/06/2020 | Krakow 2020

Kim Foss  • Distributor, Camera Film

“This could be a great time for arthouse cinema, because there is so little competition”

Kim Foss • Distributor, Camera Film

We talked to Kim Foss, managing director of Camera Film, about the situation of the Danish distribution market after the lockdown  

09/06/2020 | /Denmark

Charles Tesson  • Delegate General, Critics’ Week

"We have to maintain a presence in order for these films to establish themselves and to get things back up and running as quickly as possible"

Charles Tesson • Delegate General, Critics’ Week

Delegate general Charles Tesson traces the development of the Cannes 2020 Critics’ Week Label and discusses the feature films gracing his selection  

08/06/2020 | Cannes 2020 | Critics’ Week

Debbie McVey  • Manager, Galway Film Fair

“The industry, as with everything in the world right now, has been given a moment of pause to examine its priorities”

Debbie McVey • Manager, Galway Film Fair

We interviewed Debbie McVey, manager of the Galway Film Fair, who talked us through this year’s digital edition of the event, which is set to unspool from...  

08/06/2020 | Galway 2020

Paolo Moretti  • Delegate General of Directors’ Fortnight

"The fact that we haven’t announced anything publicly doesn’t mean we haven’t done anything for our films"

Paolo Moretti • Delegate General of Directors’ Fortnight

Directors’ Fortnight delegate general Paolo Moretti explains his decision not to award films with the label of the parallel section in the absence of a...  

08/06/2020 | Cannes 2020 | Directors’ Fortnight

Giorgio Ficcarelli • Head of the Culture section at the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission

"The initiative aims to open a window of mutual understanding and intercultural dialogue"

Giorgio Ficcarelli • Head of the Culture section at the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission

Giorgio Ficcarelli, head of Culture at EC's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, discusses the "Meet the Neighbours of the...  

05/06/2020 | Euro Film Fest

Anna Koch, Julia Lemke  • Directors of Glitter & Dust

“It’s en vogue to be a cowgirl right now”

Anna Koch, Julia Lemke • Directors of Glitter & Dust

We talked to Anna Koch and Julia Lemke, the directors of the Krakow title Glitter & Dust, only to find out it’s not their first rodeo  

05/06/2020 | Krakow 2020

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