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Teresa Vena


53 articles available in total starting from 09/04/2018. Last article published on 24/02/2021.

The Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein grants €2 million in production funding

The Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein grants €2 million in production funding

Rheingold by Fatih Akin and 1000 Zeilen by Michael Bully Herbig are to receive funding from the FFHSH high-end committee  

24/02 | Production | Funding | Germany

Juja Dobrachkous • Director of Bebia, à mon seul désir

Interview: Juja Dobrachkous • Director of Bebia, à mon seul désir

"I personally believe that to create real art, you need to make a superhuman effort"

We talked to the Georgian director, whose feature debut was shown at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in the Tiger Competition  

10/02 | IFFR 2021 | Tiger Competition

Dāvis Sīmanis • Director of The Year Before the War

Interview: Dāvis Sīmanis • Director of The Year Before the War

“From the beginning, I wanted to focus on an eclectic visual style”

We talked to the Latvian director, who presented his third feature film at the International Film Festival Rotterdam  

10/02 | IFFR 2021 | Big Screen Competition

Alex Camilleri • Director of Luzzu

Interview: Alex Camilleri • Director of Luzzu

“For Malta to be itself, I chose locations that stayed away from the ‘picture postcard’ views of the island”

We talked to the Maltese director on the occasion of the premiere of his first feature at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival  

10/02 | Sundance 2021 | World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Kaweh Modiri • Director of Mitra

Interview: Kaweh Modiri • Director of Mitra

“For safety reasons, we couldn’t cast Iranian actors working or living in Iran, so we cast internationally”

We talked to the Dutch director about his second feature film, premiering at International Film Festival Rotterdam  

09/02 | IFFR 2021 | Limelight

Norika Sefa • Director of Looking for Venera

Interview: Norika Sefa • Director of Looking for Venera

“I didn’t want the film to exploit the poverty of Balkan countries”

We talked to the Kosovar director, whose feature debut played in the Tiger Competition of International Film Festival Rotterdam  

09/02 | IFFR 2021 | Tiger Competition

Ronny Trocker • Director of Human Factors

Interview: Ronny Trocker • Director of Human Factors

“Personally, I like it very much when a film cannot be read in only one way, but it is also risky”

We talked to the German director, whose second feature premiered at Sundance, in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition  

08/02 | Sundance 2021 | World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Hogir Hirori • Director of Sabaya

Interview: Hogir Hirori • Director of Sabaya

“There were some dangerous situations, and I was stunned when I realised that they are part of the everyday life of the people there”

We talked to the Swedish director, whose documentary was shown at Sundance, in the World Cinema Documentary Competition  

05/02 | Sundance 2021 | World Cinema Documentary Competition

York-Fabian Raabe  • Director of Borga

Interview: York-Fabian Raabe • Director of Borga

“I try to think from many different perspectives as a director”

We spoke to the German director, who won the Award for Best Feature Film at the Max Ophüls Prize in Saarbrücken with his debut feature  

02/02 | Max Ophüls Prize 2021

Borga wins the 2021 Max Ophüls Prize

Borga wins the 2021 Max Ophüls Prize

German director York-Fabian Raabe's first feature has been handed the Award for Best Feature Film plus three more prizes at this year's Max Ophüls Prize Festival  

25/01 | Max Ophüls Prize 2021 | Awards

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