Interviews

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

4870 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 17/01/2020. 582 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Alessio Liguori • Director of In the Trap

“We should create a system which takes Italy’s glorious genre offerings abroad”

Alessio Liguori • Director of In the Trap

We met with Alessio Liguori, the director and producer of In the Trap which has already been sold in 23 countries, on the occasion the Trieste...  

06/11/2019 | Trieste Science+Fiction 2019

Adriek Van Nieuwenhuijzen  • IDFA industry head

"If you want to develop a healthy documentary film ‘climate’, the key is thinking about ways to nurture talent"

Adriek Van Nieuwenhuijzen • IDFA industry head

We had the chance to chat with industry head Adriek Van Nieuwenhuijzen, who talked us through the main industry initiatives at this year’s IDFA  

05/11/2019 | IDFA 2019 | IDFA for Professionals

Marcus Vetter • Director of The Forum

"This film is the beginning of a journey both for us and for the audience"

Marcus Vetter • Director of The Forum

We talked to German filmmaker Marcus Vetter, whose latest documentary, The Forum, opened the DOK Leipzig International Documentary and Animated Film Festival  

05/11/2019 | DOK Leipzig 2019

Jani Pösö • Producer of Snot and Splash

“Kids are humans too, just not as tall as the adults”

Jani Pösö • Producer of Snot and Splash

Cineuropa chatted to Jani Pösö, producer of Snot and Splash, which was awarded the Eurimages Co-production Development Award during the Junior Co-production...  

31/10/2019 | Cinekid 2019 | Cinekid for Professionals

Nini Bull Robsahm • Director of Lake of Death

"Lake of Death gave me the opportunity to add a more personal touch"

Nini Bull Robsahm • Director of Lake of Death

Norwegian director Nini Bull Robsahm introduces us to Lake of Death, her horror film released in Norway a few days ahead of Halloween. But is this movie a...  

31/10/2019

Maria Veijalainen • Director of Diva of Finland

“This film is not just for girls”

Maria Veijalainen • Director of Diva of Finland

Cineuropa talked to Finnish director Maria Veijalainen about her debut feature Diva of Finland, now playing in cinemas in her homeland  

31/10/2019

Andrei Konchalovsky • Director of The Sin

“Michelangelo was lucky to be considered a genius”

Andrei Konchalovsky • Director of The Sin

Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky tells us about The Sin, his film about Michelangelo and the special closing event of the 14th Rome Film Fest  

31/10/2019 | Rome 2019

Leena Pasanen • Artistic director, DOK Leipzig

"I salute the young generation of filmmakers for their fearless attitude to push boundaries"

Leena Pasanen • Artistic director, DOK Leipzig

We chatted to Leena Pasanen, artistic director of DOK Leipzig, who is leaving after five years to head the Biografilm Festival in Bologna  

29/10/2019 | DOK Leipzig 2019

Alessandro Piva • Director of Santa subito

“A story with two victims”

Alessandro Piva • Director of Santa subito

Alessandro Piva talks to us about Santa Subito, a documentary which explores a femicide carried out in Puglia in 1991 and which won the Audience Award at...  

28/10/2019 | Rome 2019

Yoon Sung-A • Director of Overseas

"Exile, a feeling of loss: these were things which I was able to understand"

Yoon Sung-A • Director of Overseas

Cinergie met with the director Yoon Sung-A to talk about her documentary Overseas, which has just screened at the Namur International French-Language Film...  

26/10/2019 | Namur 2019

Li Ning  • CEO, New Classics Media, producer and distributor

“Clarifying the target audience of the film is the first step to success”

Li Ning • CEO, New Classics Media, producer and distributor

At the fifth Sino-European Project Lab in Beijing, we caught up with Li Ning, CEO of the successful Chinese entertainment group New Classics Media  

25/10/2019 | Bridging the Dragon 2019

Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov  • Directors-producers of Triumph

“This story is a remarkable metaphor for the fake democracy that we have been living in to this day”

Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov • Directors-producers of Triumph

Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov talk to us about their new project, Triumph, which scooped the Eurimages Co-production Development Award at Rome’s MIA  

25/10/2019 | MIA 2019

Dumitru Budrala  • Founding director, Astra Film Festival

“It is not enough to have a history; it is more important to be relevant”

Dumitru Budrala • Founding director, Astra Film Festival

We chatted to Dumitru Budrala, founding director of the Astra Film Festival, about the relationship between experience and relevance, and about the...  

24/10/2019 | Astra 2019

Csilla Kató  • Head of programming, Astra Film Festival

“The aspect I love most about our audience is its curiosity”

Csilla Kató • Head of programming, Astra Film Festival

We chatted to Csilla Kató, head of programming at the Astra Film Festival, about the challenges of curating Romania’s longest-running documentary film gathering  

24/10/2019 | Astra 2019

Lucia Milazzotto  • Director, MIA

“We try to build bridges so that our industry can benefit from them”

Lucia Milazzotto • Director, MIA

We sat down with Lucia Milazzotto, the head of the MIA, in Rome to find out more about the film market’s winning formula  

24/10/2019 | MIA 2019