Interviews

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

5426 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 04/12/2020. 580 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Miguel Ribeiro • Co-director, Doclisboa

"We felt like we could contribute with this idea of rebuilding a community of cinemagoers"

Miguel Ribeiro • Co-director, Doclisboa

We caught up with Doclisboa co-director Miguel Ribeiro to discuss the radical change it has made to its structure in the face of the pandemic  

26/10/2020 | Doclisboa 2020

Brigid O'Shea • Head of DOK Industry

"I don't want to go back to where we were in 2019"

Brigid O'Shea • Head of DOK Industry

Head of DOK Industry Brigid O'Shea tells us how her team has translated its activities to the online environment and how the current crisis can provide...  

23/10/2020 | DOK Leipzig 2020 | DOK Industry

Adriek van Nieuwenhuijzen and Yorinde Segal • Head of IDFA Industry and IDFA Industry Forum manager

“We feel a huge responsibility towards the filmmakers because now, more than ever, we need to exchange ideas”

Adriek van Nieuwenhuijzen and Yorinde Segal • Head of IDFA Industry and IDFA Industry Forum manager

We spoke to Adriek van Nieuwenhuijzen and Yorinde Segal, respectively head of IDFA Industry and IDFA Industry Forum manager, about the main changes for this...  

23/10/2020 | IDFA 2020 | IDFA for Professionals

Alaa Karkouti • Distributor, MAD Solutions

“The good part of this situation is that we have the luxury of time”

Alaa Karkouti • Distributor, MAD Solutions

We talked to Alaa Karkouti, CEO and co-founder of MAD Solutions and co-founder of the Arab Cinema Center, about some aspects of the Arab film market  

22/10/2020 | /Egypt

Maria Karagiannaki • Producer of Anti

"It’s not just historical because the entire story could easily be replicated today"

Maria Karagiannaki • Producer of Anti

We met with Greek producer Maria Karagiannaki of Chase The Cut, who spoke about Vassilis Kalamakis’ project Anti on the occasion of the Cinemed Meetings  

21/10/2020 | Cinemed 2020 | Cinemed Meetings

Marco Amenta • Director of Anna

"What interested me was the story of a woman fighting against powers stronger than she is"

Marco Amenta • Director of Anna

Cineuropa met with Italian director Marco Amenta to talk about his project Anna, produced by Eurofilm and co-produced by Mact Productions, during the...  

21/10/2020 | Cinemed 2020 | Cinemed Meetings

Bernd Buder • Programme director, FilmFestival Cottbus

“Our main focus needs to be on strengthening the connection between the film and its audience”

Bernd Buder • Programme director, FilmFestival Cottbus

We talked to Bernd Buder, the programme director of FilmFestival Cottbus, about this year's hybrid, or rather “dual”, edition  

21/10/2020 | Cottbus 2020

Maciej Bochniak • Director of Magnesia

“I’m a self-taught director; my university was the cinema”

Maciej Bochniak • Director of Magnesia

We talked to Maciej Bochniak about his Polish-set western Magnesia, which stars Dawid Ogrodnik and Mateusz Kościukiewicz, among others  

21/10/2020 | Warsaw 2020

Julie Viez • Producer of Le 67e été

"Working with authors without the constraint of borders is very important"

Julie Viez • Producer of Le 67e été

Cineuropa met with French producer Julie Viez of Cinenovo, pitching the project Le 67e été by Abu Bakr Shawky during the Cinemed Meetings  

20/10/2020 | Cinemed 2020 | Cinemed Meetings

Stephan Streker • Director of The Enemy

"Questions are always more interesting than answers"

Stephan Streker • Director of The Enemy

We met with Belgian filmmaker Stephan Streker to discuss his new work The Enemy, presented in competition at Film Fest Gent  

20/10/2020 | Ghent 2020

Cathy Brady • Director of Wildfire

"My intention was not to make a political film"

Cathy Brady • Director of Wildfire

We sat down with two-time IFTA winner Cathy Brady to find out more about her feature debut, Wildfire  

20/10/2020 | London 2020

İpek Tugay • Head, Bosphorus Film Lab

“We can guide the professionals outside of Turkey to discover something new and exciting”

İpek Tugay • Head, Bosphorus Film Lab

We talked to İpek Tugay, head of the Bosphorus Film Lab, about this year's upcoming online edition  

16/10/2020 | Bosphorus 2020 | Bosphorus Film Lab

Christophe Leparc • Director, Cinemed

"There was a real desire for the festival to take place"

Christophe Leparc • Director, Cinemed

We met with Christophe Leparc, the director of the Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival whose 42nd edition is unspooling between 16 and 24 October  

16/10/2020 | Cinemed 2020

David Victori • Director of Cross the Line

“I like to approach my own limits”

David Victori • Director of Cross the Line

The second film by David Victori, Cross the Line, has been presented in the official section of the Sitges Film Festival, just prior to its release in theatres  

15/10/2020 | Sitges 2020

Petr Zelenka • Director of Droneman

“In the Czech Republic, we don't have killers like Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver

Petr Zelenka • Director of Droneman

We talked to Czech filmmaker Petr Zelenka about Droneman, presented in the main competition of the Warsaw Film Festival  

14/10/2020 | Warsaw 2020

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