Interviews

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

5132 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 29/05/2020. 616 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Florian Weghorn and Christine Tröstrum  • Programme manager and project manager, Berlinale Talents

“Festivals, as well as all filmmakers, are being called upon to rethink their responsibilities to society”

Florian Weghorn and Christine Tröstrum • Programme manager and project manager, Berlinale Talents

We caught up with Florian Weghorn and Christine Tröstrum to discuss the highlights of this year’s edition of Berlinale Talents and how to be more...  

18/03/2020 | Berlinale 2020 | EFM

Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay  • Director of Oray

“Humans are too complex to be able to choose between two sides; we have to learn to combine different identities”

Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay • Director of Oray

We chatted to German filmmaker of Turkish heritage Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay about his Cineuropa Prize-winning Oray at the Mons Film Festival  

16/03/2020 | Mons 2020

Onur Saylak and Nadir Öperli • Director and producer of There Are Two Kinds of People in This World

"We open the discussion on how those in power and the people who choose them confront each other in times of crisis"

Onur Saylak and Nadir Öperli • Director and producer of There Are Two Kinds of People in This World

BERLINALE 2020: We caught up with Onur Saylak and Nadir Öperli to find out more about their Eurimages Co-production Development Award-winning There Are Two...  

11/03/2020 | Berlinale 2020 | EFM

Benjamín Domenech  • Producer of Infanta

“Our film needs to feel like a growing fever, a contagious spirit that can reflect on the present from the perspective of the past”

Benjamín Domenech • Producer of Infanta

We chatted to Benjamín Domenech, the producer of Infanta, which won the €20,000 Eurimages Co-production Development Award at IFFR earlier this year  

11/03/2020 | IFFR 2020 | IFFR Pro

Yin-yu Huang • Producer, Moolin Production

“We should do more cinematic documentaries“

Yin-yu Huang • Producer, Moolin Production

Interview with Yin-yu Huang, producer for Taiwanese company Moolin Production and selected for the 2020 Emerging Producers programme  

11/03/2020 | Emerging Producers 2020

Jan Komasa • Director

"Creators are part of the solution, not part of the problem"

Jan Komasa • Director

Polish director Jan Komasa discusses being a young filmmaker in Europe today and creators' rights in Paris, where he took part in the 'Filmmakers Invite the...  

10/03/2020 | Poland

Antti Haikala  • Producer of Fleak

“We want Fleak to be a compelling story for people with walking disabilities, too”

Antti Haikala • Producer of Fleak

We talked to Antti Haikala, the co-founder of Anima Vitae and the producer of Fleak, the recent recipient of the Eurimages Co-production Development Award...  

10/03/2020 | Cartoon Movie 2020

Marcian Lazar • Producer, AxelFilm

“Documentaries are like wild animals with unpredicted reactions”

Marcian Lazar • Producer, AxelFilm

Intervista a Marcian Lazar, produttore per la società rumana AxelFilm e selezionato per il programma Emerging Producers 2020  

10/03/2020 | Emerging Producers 2020

Ulrike Ottinger  • Director of Paris Calligrammes

“Sometimes, even the most beautiful pieces didn't fit in the whole mosaic”

Ulrike Ottinger • Director of Paris Calligrammes

We talked to German director Ulrike Ottinger on the occasion of the release of her new documentary Paris Calligrammes in her home country  

06/03/2020 | /Germany/France

Antti J Jokinen  • Director of Omerta 6/12 and Omerta 7/12

“I am humanising special forces”

Antti J Jokinen • Director of Omerta 6/12 and Omerta 7/12

Cineuropa talked to Finnish director Antti J Jokinen about his planned action franchise, starting with two features, Omerta 6/12 and Omerta 7/12  

06/03/2020 | /Sweden/Finland

Gracia Querejeta • Director of The Invisible

"These days making films is harder than making TV shows"

Gracia Querejeta • Director of The Invisible

Gracia Querejeta presents The Invisible, where three mature actresses stroll through a park chatting about mid-life crises, a theme not much explored in film  

06/03/2020 | Spain

Rea Rajčić • Producer, Eclectica

"We are entering a promising age for the distribution of documentaries"

Rea Rajčić • Producer, Eclectica

Interview with Rea Rajčić, producer for Croatian company Eclectica and selected for the 2020 Emerging Producers programme  

06/03/2020 | Emerging Producers 2020

Siamak Etemadi • Director of Pari

"Our lead actress carries the story very strongly all the way trough the character's journey"

Siamak Etemadi • Director of Pari

BERLINALE 2020: Iranian-born, Athens-based director Siamak Etemadi talked to us about his Panorama-screened first feature Pari, featuring an unflinching...  

05/03/2020 | Berlinale 2020 | Panorama

Cai Gongming  • CEO, Road Pictures

"The pandemic will change the landscape of the Chinese film industry"

Cai Gongming • CEO, Road Pictures

BERLINALE 2020: Sino-European producers' association Bridging the Dragon caught up with its board member Cai Gongming, CEO of Beijing-based distributor Road...  

05/03/2020 | Berlinale 2020 | EFM

Lois Patiño • Director of Red Moon Tide

"My films work together to form a diptych on Galicia"

Lois Patiño • Director of Red Moon Tide

BERLINALE 2020: Lois Patiño talks to us about various aspects of his second feature film Red Moon Tide, presented in the Forum section of the German exhibition  

05/03/2020 | Berlinale 2020 | Forum

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