Interviews

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

5670 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 14/05/2021. 565 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Avi Mograbi  • Director of The First 54 Years: An Abbreviated Manual for Military Occupation

"We have an election coming in two weeks and nobody talks about the occupation"

Avi Mograbi • Director of The First 54 Years: An Abbreviated Manual for Military Occupation

BERLINALE 2021: We talked to the prolific Israeli filmmaker about his latest film, in which Israeli witnesses report on the mechanisms of oppression of...  

17/03/2021 | Berlinale 2021 | Forum

Jean-Louis Schuller  • Director of Hytte

“The people who are drawn to Svalbard are in many cases lost characters who start over at the end of the world”

Jean-Louis Schuller • Director of Hytte

We met with the director of this Luxembourg-Belgium co-production which tells the story of a man in search of identity and meaning  

17/03/2021 | Luxembourg 2021

Ieva Ūbele  • Producer, Baltic Balkan Productions

“Documentary filmmakers are dreamers”

Ieva Ūbele • Producer, Baltic Balkan Productions

We discuss working in the documentary world, the current situation and upcoming projects with the Latvian producer  

17/03/2021 | Emerging Producers 2021

Maite Alberdi  • Director of The Mole Agent

“Old people dare to say what they think”

Maite Alberdi • Director of The Mole Agent

Between its enthusiastic reception at Sundance and San Sebastián and an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary, the Chilean filmmaker’s latest offering has...  

17/03/2021 | /Chile/USA/Germany/Netherlands/Spain

Aliaksei Paluyan and Jörn Möllenkamp • Director and producer of Courage

“We were prepared for the shoot, but we were not naïve – we knew we might get arrested”

Aliaksei Paluyan and Jörn Möllenkamp • Director and producer of Courage

BERLINALE 2021: We chatted to the team behind this film, which was shot in Belarus, also during the heated protest that swept through the country after last...  

17/03/2021 | Berlinale 2021 | Berlinale Special

Pascal Trächslin  • Distributor, Cineworx

“In respect to the measures put in place during this coronavirus crisis, Switzerland is a happy island”

Pascal Trächslin • Distributor, Cineworx

The CEO of the Basel-based production and distribution outfit discusses the current situation of the distribution of European arthouse films in Switzerland  

16/03/2021 | /Switzerland

Zora Jaurová  • Producer, MPhilms

“I see a huge demand for authentic and simple stories”

Zora Jaurová • Producer, MPhilms

The Slovakian producer chats about why she works on documentaries and what are her main concerns about the current industry  

16/03/2021 | Emerging Producers 2021

Nicolas Schmerkin  • Producer of Shadows

"Tackling such a topic in a symbolic, universal way and at a child’s height is a challenge"

Nicolas Schmerkin • Producer of Shadows

The head of French company Autour de Minuit discusses the project Shadows, winner of the Eurimages Co-Production Development Prize at Cartoon Movie  

16/03/2021 | Cartoon Movie 2021

Quentin Laurent • Producer, Les Films de l’œil sauvage

“Directors had to completely rethink their films and these reflections are fascinating”

Quentin Laurent • Producer, Les Films de l’œil sauvage

Selected for the 2021 Emerging Producers, the French producer explains what drives him to making documentaries, and how he is dealing with it through the...  

15/03/2021 | Emerging Producers 2021

Milica Tomovic • Director of Celts

"The idea was to simultaneously deal with my childhood and with my adult life, by trapping them inside one house and one day"

Milica Tomovic • Director of Celts

BERLINALE 2021: The young Serbian filmmaker discusses her first feature, which takes the viewer back to the difficult year 1993 in Belgrade, while...  

12/03/2021 | Berlinale 2021 | Panorama

Guillermo Benet  • Director of Los inocentes

“Nobody prepares us to deal with extreme situations”

Guillermo Benet • Director of Los inocentes

The suspenseful film by the Spanish director earned a special mention in the Permanent Revolutions section at last year’s Seville European Film Festival and...  

12/03/2021 | /Spain

Robin Petré • Director of From The Wild Sea

"My aim is to leave room for the audience to draw their own conclusions on a topic that desperately needs our attention"

Robin Petré • Director of From The Wild Sea

BERLINALE 2021: The Danish director discusses her poetic documentary zooming in on the complex collision between human and nature  

11/03/2021 | Berlinale 2021 | Generation

Jean Labadie  • Distributor, Le Pacte

“Maybe this crisis won’t be so bad for European and independent distributors”

Jean Labadie • Distributor, Le Pacte

We talked to the CEO of the French company about what makes his country’s market “the healthiest in Europe” for independent film distribution  

11/03/2021 | /France

Marc Bauder • Director of Who We Were

"There is no lack of information; there is a lack of emotional attachment to it"

Marc Bauder • Director of Who We Were

BERLINALE 2021: The German filmmaker talks about his cinematic essay, inspired by the Roger Willemsen's book, and about asking ourselves the right questions  

10/03/2021 | Berlinale 2021 | Berlinale Special

Sébastien Onomo  • Producer, Special Touch Studios

"Platforms approach the question of who their target audience is differently"

Sébastien Onomo • Producer, Special Touch Studios

The head of Special Touch Studios tells us about his three projects presented at Cartoon Movie — from Denis Do, Nadia Nakhlé and Anca Damian — and the...  

10/03/2021 | Cartoon Movie 2021

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